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Täschhorn SW Face skied for first time by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez

French alpinists Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez have skied the SW Face of Täschorn (4491m) in Switzerland. The new line is likely to be the first descent of this imposing face.



Aldo Valmassoi skis Cristallo di Mezzo North Face in the Dolomites

Italian skier Aldo Valmassoi completed the first ski descent of the north face of Cristallo di Mezzo in the Dolomites. Valmassoi reports.

Bietschorn SW Face, first ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez, Gilles Sierro

On 9 May 2021 the three mountain guides Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez and Gilles Sierro completed the first ski descent of the SW Face of Bietschorn in Valais, Switzerland

Andrzej Bargiel, Jędrek Baranowski climb Laila Peak

On 10 May Andrzej Bargiel and Jędrek Baranowski climbed Laila Peak (6096m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Starting from about 150m below the summit, the two Polish mountaineers then descended on skis.

Paul Bonhomme makes first ski descent of Mont Pouzenc West Face

On 04/05/2021 the French mountain guide Paul Bonhomme made the first ski descent of the the West Face of Mont Pouzenc (Embrunais, France).

Andrzej Bargiel claims first ascent and ski descent of Yawash Sar II in Pakistan

On 30 April Andrzej Bargiel made the first ascent Yawash Sar II (6178m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Having reached the summit via the west face, the Polish mountaineer then made the mountain’s first ski descent.

Hermann Comploj completes big first ski descent down Col Turont, Dolomites

Interview with mountain guide Hermann Comploj who on 24/03/2021 made the first ski descent of the North Couloir on Col Turont (2419m) in Langental / Vallunga, Dolomites, Italy.

Brenta Dolomites Cima Margherita - Canale Merzbacher integral ski descent

The report by Andrea Cozzini and Claudio Lanzafame who on 13 March 2021 in the Brenta Dolomites made what is likely to be the first complete ski descent of Cima Margherita face and the Merzbacher gully.

Combin de la Tsessette East Face in Switzerland ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez

On 1 April 2021 French alpinists Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez made what is likely to be the first ski descent of the east face of Combin de la Tsessette (4141m) in Switzerland.

07.04.2021 by Vittorio Messini in Alpinism

Virger Nordkette winter traverse completed by Vittorio Messini, Matthias Wurzer

From 2 -3 March 2021 Matthias Wurzer and Vittorio Messini, two mountain guides from Kals, Austria, completed a winter ascent of the Virger Nordkette (Frosnitzkamm) from Hintereggerkogel to Galtenscharte in one and a half days. Messini reports.

01.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Axelle Gachet-Mollaret, Robert Antonioli win the 2021 Ski Mountaineering World Cup

The last stage of the 2021 Ski Mountaineering World Cup was won last weekend at Madonna di Campiglio in Italy by Axelle Gachet-Mollaret and Matteo Eydallin. The Frenchwoman and Robert Antonioli won the overall World Cup 2021.

Martina Valmassoi breaks 24-hour uphill ski record, climbs staggering 17,645m

From 21 and 22 March 2021 Martina Valmassoi from Italy broke the female 24-hour uphill ski record, ascending 17,645m in 24 hours at Auronzo di Cadore in the Dolomites.

Mount Dunkirk in Canada skied by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh, Nick McNutt

The South Face of Mount Dunkirk (3030m) the Rocky Mountains, Canada, was skied for the first time on 17/03/2021 by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh and Nick McNutt.

Farewell to Luca Pandolfi

On 17 March 2021 Luca Pandolfi perished in an avalanche above Flassin at Saint-Oyen in the Aosta Valley. Known by everyone, the Italian was a highly regarded snowboarder.

15.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

At Pierra Menta 2021 Alba De Silvestro, Giulia Murada and Michele Boscacci, Davide Magnini crowned Long Distance World Champions

On Friday 12 March 2021 at the classic Pierra Menta ski mountaineering competition the teams Alba De Silvestro & Giulia Murada and Michele Boscacci & Davide Magnini were crowned Long Distance World Champions.


Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez ski new line on Tête Carrée in Mont Blanc massif



On 10/03/2021 Frenchmen Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez skied the SE Face of Tête Carrée in the Mont Blanc massif. Called La Testa tra le stelle, the line is likely to be the first ski descent of this face.

Mount Nelson first ski descent in Canada by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh

On 4/03/2021 alpinists and extreme skiers Ian McIntosh and Christina Lusti Lustenberger completed their childhood dream by scoring the first ski descent of Mount Nelson in Canada, skiing the mountain's striking East Face.

La Cathédrale ski descent on Rochers du Rochail by Paul Bonhomme, Xavier Cailhol

On 6 March 2021 Paul Bonhomme and Xavier Cailhol skied La Cathédrale (1600m, 5.4-5.5/E4) down Rochers du Rochail in the Oisans massif, France.

Yosemite Half Dome integral ski descent by Zach Milligan, Jason Torlano

American alpinists Jason Torlano and Zach Milligan have skied down Half Dome. This is reputed to be the first integral descent from the summit all the way back down into Yosemite Valley.

Paul Bonhomme skis new line down Mont Pélago in Mercantour massif, France

French mountain guide Paul Bonhomme has made a new ski descent down Mont Pélago (2768m) the Mercantour massif in France. The 600m descent is called Les Larmes d’Ulysse.

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