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17.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Lhotse Couloir, the 2018 first ski descent by Hilaree Nelson, Jim Morrison

The video of the first integral ski descent of Lhotse (8516m) in the Himalaya, down the famous Lhotse Couloir skied in September 2018 by Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison.

Christophe Henry, Juan Señoret ski Colmillo Del Diablo in Patagonia

France’s Christophe Henry is currently on an extended skiing trip to Chile where he has scored a number of first ski descents, including Colmillo Del Diablo in Patagonia with Juan Señoret.

Goodbye Davo Karničar, skier of the impossible

On 16 September 2019 the Slovenian mountaineer and extreme skier Davo Karničar lost his life. Karničar was famous in particular for his first integral ski descent of Everest down the mountain’s south face.

25.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, film premieres and top speakers at the Alpine Village

Film premieres and top speakers feature highly in the Alpine Village program of the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, the unique event from 4 - 7 July for climbers of all abilities wishing to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly at Chamonix Mont Blanc.

Ice & Palms, Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck cycle ski across the Alps

The award-winning film Ice & Palms that documents the extraordinary journey carried out by Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck across the Alps by bike and of skis from Germany to Nice in France

Presanella NE Ridge skied by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle

On 2 June 2019 Roberto and Luca Dallavalle skied the NE Ridge of Presanella, marking an incredible end to a special season on a classic alpine outing in the Adamello - Presanella group.

05.06.2019 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

Denis Trento and his exceptional spring ski mountaineering in Valle d'Aosta

Anomalous spring conditions across the Alps were exploited to the max by Denis Trento who managed to ski almost every day up in the Valle d’Aosta mountains. While “seeking the best conditions rather than famous descents”, Trento’s mountaineering always starts directly from the valley floor, is fast & light and at times resorts to using a bike to reduce the approach times.

Piz Morteratsch in Switzerland, East Face ski descent by Costa, Terraneo, Varchetti

Saro Costa reports about the first ski descent of the ENE Face of Piz Morteratsch (3752m) in the Bernina range in Switzerland, climbed and skied via the Zippert / Kohler route on 23/05/2019 together with Davide Terraneo and Mattia Varchetti.

24.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The Principles of Alpine Climbing / Mountain safety with Steve House

American alpinist Steve House has created a free video series entitled Alpine Principles to teach the climbing community how to make better decisions in the mountains.

Punta dell'Orco: Beber, Lanzafame and Maganzini ski Canale dell'Orco

Marco Maganzini reports about what is likely to be the first ski descent of 'Canale dell'Orco', carried out on 22/03/2019 with Alessandro Beber and Claudio Lanzafame on Punta dell'Orco (3069m) above Val Genova in Adamello massif of the Italian Alps.

13.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Matterhorn Carrel hut restrictions. Interview with Flavio Bich, Cervino guides president

Interview with the president of the Cervino mountain guides Flavio Bich, after the decision to restrict the places available in Capanna Carrel, the hut on the Italian side of the Matterhorn, and to make reservation obligatory in the summer months.

Another Brenta Dolomites big line skied by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle

During what seems to resemble a never-ending winter, on 01/05/2019 Luca Dallavalle and Roberto Dallavalle completed what is believed to be the first ski descent of the NE Face of Crozzon di Val d'Agola in the Brenta Dolomites.

28.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Mezzalama Trophy 2019 / The hardest edition ever

The most difficult Mezzlama ski mountaineering competition of all times was won on Sunday 28 April 2019 by the Italians Robert Antonioli, Michele Boscacci and Matteo Eydallin. France’s Lorna Bonnel and Axelle Mollaret and Italy’s Alba de Silvestro dominated the women’s race.

28.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Mezzalama 2019 live streaming

Live streaming of the XXII edition of the Mezzalama Trophy, the legendary ski mountaineering competition across the Monte Rosa massif. At 5.30am the 279 teams (837 athletes) set off from Breuil-Cervinia for the long high altitude traverse to Gressoney-La-Trinité via the Monte Rosa glacier.

Cima di Bon NE Face skied by Luca and Roberto Dallavalle

On 20/04/2019 Luca Dallavalle and his brother Roberto Dallavalle skied the Northeast Face of Cima di Bon in the Adamello - Presanella group. This is likely to be the first ski descent.

Cima Scarpacò NW Face, Dallavalle brothers complete demanding ski descent

Luca Dallavalle reports about what is likely to be the first ski descent of the NW Face of Cima Scarpacò (3252m) in the Adamello - Presanella group, climbed and skied on 22/04/2019 with his brother Roberto Dallavalle.

Piz Dolf North Face ski descent by Marco Cavalli, Sébastien de Sainte Marie

Sébastien de Sainte Marie and Marco Cavalli have skied what is likely to the first descent of the North Face of Piz Dolf / Trinserhorn (3027m) in the Swiss Alps. de Sainte Marie reports.

Mezzalama 2019 ski mountaineering marathon postponed to Sunday 28 April

The Mezzalama Trophy 2019 has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. The legendary ski mountaineering competition on Monte Rosa will now take place on Sunday 28 April.

23.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley: the families bid farewell

On Sunday 21 April 2019 the bodies of mountaineers Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Jess Roskelley were recovered after being caught by an avalanche on Howse Peak in Canada last week. We publish the press release of Parks Canada and also the farewells of the respective families.

19.04.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, Jess Roskelley: farewell to three great mountaineers

Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley have perished while climbing Howse Peak, a difficult and remote mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Initially reported as missing, their deaths have been confirmed by the parents of David Lama and Jess Roskelley. The loss of this world class trio of alpinists is unfathomable.

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