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18.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cogne ice climbing: mountain guides in defence of Bearded Vulture in Valnontey

planetmountain.com has received and is publishing the press release of the Italian Mountain Guides regarding the Bearded Vulture in Valnontey (Cogne). Ice climbing is currently prohibited on the Money summit plateau and the adjacent icefalls: L’ago di Money, Di fianco alla leggenda, Repentance super, La volpe e l’uva, Monday Money, Gusto di Scozia and Flash estivo.

10.12.2018 by Tommy Caldwell in Environment

Tommy Caldwell, climate change and Yosemite valley

Starting from what he has observed in the Yosemite Valley, American climber Tommy Caldwell shares his concerns about climate change.

05.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Books-press

La Sportiva 90th, mountaineering, climbing and footwear history in a prize-winning book

The book 'La Sportiva 90th, a history of alpinism, passion, innovation' celebrating the first 90 years of the famous Italian outdoor footwear and clothing company is now on sale at www.lasportiva.com.

Aiguille de la Glière, south ridge ski & snowboard descent by Yannick Boissenot, Julien Herry

The video of the ski and snowboard descent, carried out by Yannick Boissenot and Julien Herry, of Arête sud de l’Aiguille de la Glière, Aiguilles Rouges, France.

Dolomites steep skiing: big first ski descent of Croda Marcora SW Face

On 07/05/2018 Francesco Vascellari, Marco Gasperin, Loris De Barba and Tiziano Canal made the probable first descent of the impressive south-west face of Croda Marcora, Sorapis, Dolomites.

06.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Lhotse first ski descent carried out by Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison

The Americans Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison have carried out the first integral ski descent of Lhotse (8516m) in the Himalaya, skiing directly off the summit down to Camp 2 at 6400 meters.

Zabardast trailer: mountaineering and freeride in the heart of the Karakorum

The trailer of the film Zabardast, featuring Thomas Delfino, Yannick Graziani, Hélias Millerioux, Zak Mills, Léo Taillefer and Jérôme Tanon and their five week freeride skiing trip into the heart of the Karakorum in Pakistan.

20.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Books-press

La Sportiva 90th anniversary book wins best corporate monographs 2018

The book 'La Sportiva 90th, a history of alpinism, passion, innovation' has won the 2018 OMI award for the best corporate monograph went to La Sportiva for its innovative approach and storytelling capacity.

02.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pilots warn drones endanger rescue helicopter safety

Marco Kostner, pilot of the Aiut Alpin Dolomites, warns of the dangers rescue helicopters face due to reckless use of drones in the mountains.

31.08.2018 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

Monte Rosa Express clocked up by Denis Trento and Robert Antonioli

Denis Trento talks about his fast raid in the Monte Rosa massif together with Robert Antonioli across the peaks Lyskamm, Colle del Lys, Punta Dufour and Punta Zumstein.

28.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille du Midi cable car closed for maintenance once again

After the closure in June, the second section of the Aiguille du Midi cable car has been closed for an indefinite period due to maintenance works.

16.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Time is immense. The Grivel Day at Courmayeur

The video documenting the Grivel Day at Courmayeur. On 5 August 2018 Grivel Courmayeur celebrated its 200th anniversary and its timeless, boundless love for mountaineering.

02.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or 2018: Gasherbrum I, Shispare, Nilkanth win, Nilkanth and Alex Honnold receive special mention

Three ascents have been selected for the Piolets d'Or 2018: Gasherbrum I climbed by Zdeněk Hák and Marek Holeček, Shispare climbed by Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima and Nuptse NW climbed by Frédéric Degoulet, Benjamin Guigonnet and Hélias Millerioux. Special mentions have been awarded for the ascent of Nilkanth by Chantel Astorga, Anne Gilbert Chase and Jason Thompson and also to Alex Honnold for his outstanding contribution to climbing in the year 2017. Andrej Štremfelj to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

K2: Andrzej Bargiel historic first ski descent video

The video of the historic first ski descent of K2, carried out by Poland’s Andrzej Bargiel on 22 July 2018.

Andrzej Bargiel completes historic first ski descent of K2

On 22 July 2018 30-year-old Polish alpinist Andrzej Bargiel made the coveted historic first ski descent of K2, skiing directly off the 8611m high summit of the second highest mountain in the world.

11.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille du Midi cable car reopens after unexpected maintenance

After unforeseen maintenance works the Aiguille du Midi cable car in the Mont Blanc massif has reopened once again.

30.06.2018 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

Innominata Ridge Speed: Denis Trento and Robert Antonioli race up Mont Blanc

Denis Trento reports about his fast ascent of the Innominata Ridge, carried out with Robert Antonioli in just 6 hours and 10 minutes. Although undoubtedly a fast ascent, the climb is interesting above all because, climbing as a roped team, they ascended with an increased safety margin

Legendary Aiguille Verte Nant Blanc face skied by Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez

On 19 June 2018 Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez made a rare ski descent of the mythical NW Face of Aiguille Verte, also referred to as Nant Blanc, in the Mont Blanc massif.

19.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Slovak Direct, Denali: Chantel Astorga and Anne Gilbert Chase seal first female ascent

Interview with Anne Gilbert Chase after the ninth ascent and first female ascent of the Slovak Direct on Denali, climbed from 2 - 5 June 2018 with Chantel Astorga.

02.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

La Sportiva 90th anniversary, failure leads to success

The story of La Sportiva, which recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, via one of its iconic products, the Trango boot. Featuring With Reinhold Messner, Simone Moro, Lorenzo Delladio, Giulia Delladio, Giuliano Jellici, Matteo Jellici, Enzo Jellici

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