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27.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Tour du Rutor 2014, act two of the Grande Course

The Tour du Rutor Extrême 2014 will be held in Valle d'Aosta, Italy from 28 - 30 March. After the recent Pierra Menta this is the second stage of the Grande Course, the championship of the most important and prestigious ski mountaineering races in the world.

25.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Pierra Menta 2014: Eydallin & Lenzi and Roux & Mathys victorious

The 29th Pierra Menta took place at Arêches-Beaufort (France) from 20 - 23 March 2014. The classic ski mountaineering competition was won by the Italians Matteo Eydallin & Damiano Lenzi. The women's event was won by the French - Swiss team Laetitia Roux & Maude Mathy.

Journalism, education and avalanches. 10 things worth knowing. By Giulio Caresio

In mid-February at Madesimo, Italy, the media was invited to an event aimed at educating journalists about how to promote the right mountain safety message in order to shape a mountain culture that is instrumental in preventing and reducing avalanche victims.

Extreme skiing in the Dolomites: Conturines West Face by Della Rossa e Nocker

On Thursday 6 March 2014 Manuel Nocker and Fabrizio Della Rossa made what is probably the first ski descent of a new line down the beautiful and difficult West Face of Conturines, Dolomites (1400m, 1000 45-55°; AD E4). The report by Fabrizio Della Rossa.

Daniel Rönnbäck and Tero Repo share first place at Click on the Mountain

Fantastic snow conditions around the Mt Blanc Courmayeur area allowed the four action sports photographers and the professional snowboarders and freeskiers to explore their creativity and skills to the fullest for the Killer Loop Click on the Mountain by Courmayeur Mont Blanc 2014. After long deliberations, Tero Repo and Daniel Rönnbäck tied for first in the Overall Category, while Marius Schwager won the Best Ski Photo and Tim Lloyd won the award for Best Snowboard Photo.

Progetto Icaro and the stage at Corvara, Dolomites

Pizzinini of the Corvara (Dolomites) stage of Progetto Icaro that took place on Saturday 1 March 2014.

04.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Kilian Jornet Burgada and Laetitia Roux win at Les Diablerets

On Saturday 1 March at Les Diablerets, Switzerland Kilian Jornet Burgada and Laetitia Roux won the fourth stage of the Scarpa ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup. Sunday's Vertical Race was won by Jornet Burgada and Roux, while the overall Vertical Race World Cup 2014 was won by Damiano Lenzi and Roux.

Paolo Rabbia and his great Pyrenees winter ski traverse

From 22 January to 19 February 2014 Paolo Rabbia skied across the Pyrenees. A great solitary adventure and an unforgettable journey.

28.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Pietro Celesia crowned King of Dolomites

Photographer Pietro Celesia beat Klaus Polzer and Riky Felderer to win the second annual King of Dolomites Freeride photo competition that took place from February 19th to 23rd at San Martino di Castrozza, Italy.

17.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski Mountaineering European championship 2014: Bon Mardion and Roux win Individual Race at Andorra

At Arcalis (Andorra) the French athletes William Bon Mardion and Laetitia Roux won the Individual Race at the European ski mountaineering championships 2014. Silver was won by Italy's Matteo Eydallin and by Swizerland's Maude Mathys. Bronze was won by Italy's Manfred Reichegger and France's Axelle Mollaret.

14.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Robert Antonioli and Laetitia Roux win Vertical Race at Andorra Ski mountaineering European Championships

At the Ski mountaineering European Championships held at Andorra, this morning Robert Antonioli from Italy and Laetitia Roux from France won the Vertical Race. Second place went to Manfred Reichegger and Maude Mathys, third to Damiano Lenzi and Claudia Galicia Cotrina.

12.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Books-press

Kilian Jornet Burgada voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year

Spanish skyrunning ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Burgada has been named the 2014 National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year.

11.02.2014 by Hansjörg Auer in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer and the cornice collapse

Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer talks about the snow cornice that collapsed beneath his feet during a recent climb in the Ötztaler Alps.

09.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Kilian Jornet Burgada and Laetitia Roux win Pitturina Ski Race in Val Comelico

The third stage of the Scarpa ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2014 was won in Val Comelico, Italy, yesterday by Kilian Jornet Burgada and Laetitia Roux. The Spaniard Oriol Cardona Coll and Giulia Compagnoni won the Junior categories. In the Espoir categories victory went to the Swiss Jennifer Fiechter and Anton Palzer. Friday's Sprint Race was won by Josef Rottmoser and Laetitia Roux.

08.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Environment

Enormous avalanche in Val Passiria, South Tyrol

Video of the enormous avalanche at Pill in Val Passiria, South Tyrol on Thursday 7 January 2014.

07.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Pitturina Ski Race live - Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2014

Live streaming from Val Comelico (Dolomites) of Pitturina Ski Race, the third stage of the Scarpa ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2014.

06.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Environment

Deer seek shelter in a barn in Cortina, the video by Diego Gaspari Bandion

Photographer Diego Gaspari Bandion has documented a herd of deer, exhausted after the recent exceptional snowfall, that has found shelter in a barn in Cortina, Dolomites, Italy.

How (not) to shovel snow off a roof...

A video showing how to shovel snow off a roof. Or rather, how not to, regardless of the excellent results...

Let's smile again when saying freeride. By Giulio Caresio

Using the Courmayeur stage of the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face as a pretext, Giulio Caresio explores the freeride world by interviewing Nicolas Hale-Woods.

Monte Pelmetto, Dolomites: the ski descent by Francesco Vascellari and Loris De Barba

The report of the first ski descent, carried out on 15 May 2013 by Francesco Vascellari and Loris De Barba off the summit of Monte Pelmetto in the Dolomites.




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