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Baffin Island Polar Moon, big first ski descent by Brette Harrington, Christina Lustenberger

On 4 May 2022 Brette Harrington and Christina Lustenberger made the first ski descent of Polar Moon (1200m, 45°) on Walker Arm, Baffin Island

Vivian Bruchez skis Punta Baretti in Mont Blanc massif

On 20 April 2022 French alpinist Vivian Bruchez skied a probable new line up from Punta Baretti (4013m) on the Brouillard ridge in the Mont Blanc massif.



Tom Lafaille, Aurélien Lardy ski probable new line on Aiguille d’Argentiere

On 17/04/2022 French alpinists Tom Lafaille and Aurélien Lardy skied what is likely to be a new line down Aiguille d’Argentiere in the Mont Blanc massif. The descent has been called Les Vires du Jardin.

Paul Bonhomme skis Démocralinea on Aiguilles des Lacs, Italy

French mountain guide Paul Bonhomme has made the first ski descent of Démocralinea on the NE Face of Aiguilles des Lacs (Valpelline, Valle d'Aosta, Italy).

26.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Sellaronda Skimarathon 2022 won by Katia Tomatis - Elena Nicolini, Matteo Eydallin - Michele Boscacci

The 25th edition of the night ski mountaineering competition Sellaronda Skimarathon was won on Friday 25 March 2022 by the teams Katia Tomatis - Elena Nicolini and Matteo Eydallin - Michele Boscacci.




Sellaronda Skimarathon 2022 begins tomorrow in the Dolomites

After a two-year stop, the Sellaronda Skimarathon will take place in the Italian Dolomites tomorrow. As per usual the most famous night ski mountaineering competition will cross four mountain passes, Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella and Gardena and cover a total distance of 42 kilometers and +2700m altitude gain.

21.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski mountaineering World Cup 2022: Emily Harrop, Oriol Cardona Coll win the Sprint in Val Martello

The penultimate Sprint stage of the Ski mountaineering World Cup 2022 was won yesterday in Val Martello, Italy by Emily Harrop (FRA) and Oriol Cardona Coll (ESP).

13.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Pierra Menta 2022 won by Matteo Eydallin - Michele Boscacci and Axelle Gachet Mollaret - Tove Alexandersson

The 36th edition of the classic Pierra Menta ski mountaineering competition in Arêches-Beaufort in France took place from 9 to 12 March 2022 and was won by the Italians Matteo Eydallin and Michele Boscacci. The French-Swedish team comprised of Axelle Gachet Mollaret and Tove Alexandersson won the women's event.

Mount Ethelbert South Face first ski descent by Christina Lustenberger, Mark Herbison, Sam Smoothy

On 05/03/2022 Christina Lustenberger, Mark Herbison and Sam Smoothy made the first ski descent of the South Face of Mount Ethelbert (3180m) in the Purcell Mountains in Canada. The 45°, 1400m descent, was skied with just one short abseil.

09.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Corinna Ghirardi, Christian Hoffmann crowned ISMF Master World Champions 2022

Corinna Ghirardi from Italy and Christian Hoffmann from Austria won both the Vertical and Individual races of the ISMF Master World Championships, held last weekend in Piancavallo, Italy.

Christina Lustenberger, Mark Herbison, Sam Smoothy ski East Face of Mount Ethelbert in Canada

Alpinists Christina Lustenberger, Mark Herbison and Sam Smoothy have completed the first ski descent of the East Face of Mount Ethelbert (3180m) in the Purcell Mountains in Canada.

14.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Environment

Alps - to go?!

Through global warming, our rampant consumption, unsustainable tourism and our own expectations, the Alps are threatened. Check out the documentary ALPS - TO GO?!, written by Tom Dauer.

12.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2022: Individual live streaming today

After the Sprint and Vertical races, the European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2022 continue at Boí Taüll in Spain with the Vertical Race. Live streaming at 9:00am CET.

09.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2022: Marianna Jagercikova, Oriol Cardona Coll win Sprint

Marianna Jagercikova from Slovakia and Oriol Cardona Coll from Spain are the new European ski mountaineering Champions in the Sprint discipline.

09.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski Mountaineering European Championships 2022 start today at Boí Taüll, Spain


The Ski Mountaineering European Championships start today at Boí Taüll, Vall de Boí, in the Spanish Pyrenees. The races begin today with the Sprint, streamed live at 12:20

08.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski mountaineering World Cup: Axelle Gachet Mollaret, Xavier Gachet, Emily Harrop, Oriol Cardona Coll win in Valtellina

Llast week in Valtellina, Italy, Axelle Gachet Mollaret and Xavier Gachet won the Individual race of the Ski mountaineering World Cup 2021/22, while Emily Harrop and Oriol Cardona Coll won the Sprint.

28.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski Mountaineering World Cup, Marianna Jagercikova, Oriol Cardona Coll Sprint to victory in Morgins

Yesterday at Morgins in Switzerland Marianna Jagercikova from Slovakia and Oriol Cardona Coll from Spain won the second Sprint race of the 2021/22 Ski Mountaineering World Cup season.

Freedom To Explore: climbing and skiing the 12 highest mountains in Sweden

The 5th episode of SCOTT's Freedom To Explore Series features Winter Pro Team Athlete Jackie Paaso, mountain guides Benjamin Ribeyre and Erin Smart and team, on an expedition to climb and ski the 12 highest peaks in Sweden, in an area known as Europe's last wilderness.

Andrzej Bargiel’s K2 ski descent / The revolutionary use of drones in High Altitude Mountaineering

A case study of the use of drones in the historic first ski descent of K2, carried out in 2018 by Poland’s Andrzej Bargiel

New Dolomites steep skiing lines by Francesco Vascellari & Co

In 2021 the Italian mountaineer Francesco Vascellari, solo or with friends such as Loris De Barba, completed a dozen new extreme skiing descents in the Dolomites.

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