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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.

19.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hopes dwindle for Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley

The authorities at Parks Canada have issued a statement in which three mountaineers, presumed to be David Lama, Jess Roskelley and Hansjörg Auer, have died in an avalanche on Howse Peak in Canada.

18.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

David Lama and Hansjörg Auer missing in Canada

According to the Austrian newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung, Austrian alpinists David Lama and Hansjörg Auer are reported missing after an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains in Canada.

Brenta Dolomites steep skiing: descents off Cima Brenta and Cima del Vallon

In the Brenta Dolomites Luca Dallavalle and his brother Roberto skied the west couloir of Cima Brenta (3151m) on 09/03/2019, while on 25/03/2019 they skied the NW Face of Cima del Vallon (2968m).

28.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Risk reduction in mountaineering, the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group video

How to manage risk in the mountains, analysed in this fun video by French alpinists Léo Billon, Max Bonniot and Pierre Labbre belonging to the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group (GMHM) after their climbing expedition to Patagonia where they ascended Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy.

Tonale new ski descent by Miori and Mascaro down Punta Castellaccio

On 9 February 2019 Alessio Miori and Vincenzo Mascaro skied a possible new line down Punta Castellaccio above the Tonale Pass in the Adamello - Presanella group of the Italian Alps.

Brenta Dolomites Cima Tosa East Face ski descent by Luca and Roberto Dallavalle

Luca Dallavalle reports about the probable first ski descent of the east face of Cima Tosa in the Brenta Dolomites, climbed and skied on 03/03/2019 with his brother Roberto Dallavalle.

14.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski Mountaineering World Championships: Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret crowned Individual World Champions

Villars-sur-Ollon in Switzerland is currently hosting the Ski Mountaineering World Championships. Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret (FRA) were crowned Individual world champions. Arno Lietha (SUI) and Claudia Galicia Cotrina (ESP) won gold in the Sprint, while Werner Marti (SUI) and Andrea Mayr (AUT) won the Vertical.

New ski descent in Brenta Dolomites on Pietra Grande

On 14 February 2019 Andrea Cozzini and Claudio Lanzafame skied a line called ‘Why don’t you get a job?’. This is likely to be the first ski descent of the SSE Face of Pietra Grande in the Brenta Dolomites.

07.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Events

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, alpinism and climbing for everyone on Mont Blanc

From 4 to 7 July 2019 Chamonix, France will host the Arcteryx Alpine Academy. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

Paul Bonhomme skis Dent Blanche East Face in Switzerland

French mountain guide Paul Bonhomme has made what is likely to be a new ski descent down the East Face of Dent Blanche in Switzerland.

05.03.2019 by Igor Koller in Environment

Igor Koller appeals against access restrictions to Tatra National Park

Slovak mountaineer Igor Koller appeals to all mountaineers, climbers, walkers, ski mountaineers against restrictions within the Tatra National Park. An online petition has been created to safeguard access to these mountains in Slovakia.

26.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Events

Marc Obrist crowned Arc'teryx King of Dolomites 2019

The 2019 edition of Arcteryx King of Dolomites, the photo contest in the Pale di San Martino range aimed at shooting the most beautiful freeride, ski or snowboard photo of the Dolomites, was won on Sunday by Swiss photographer Marc Obrist with a photo of rider Raphael Öttl. Special mentions to outdoor photographers Ruggero Arena and Giovanni Danieli.

Brenta Dolomites Cima Mandron skied by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle

On 16/02/2019 Roberto Dallavalle and his brother Luca made the first ski descent on the south face of Cima Mandron in the Brenta Dolomites.

19.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Events

Arc'teryx King of Dolomites 2019 frreeride photo contest in Pale di San Martino

From 21 - 24 February 2019 San Martino di Castrozza (Dolomites) will host the seventh edition of the Arcteryx King of Dolomites, the international photo contest to shoot the most beautiful freeride photo of the Dolomites.

Paul Bonhomme and Stephane Roguet discover Injection l'Étale on Mt. Étale in France

On 6 February 2019 French alpinists Paul Bonhomme and Stephane Roguet made the first ski descent of the East Face of Mt. Étale in France.

Pietra Grande first ski descent in Brenta Dolomites by Claudio Lanzafame, Marco Maganzini

Claudio Lanzafame and Marco Maganzini have made a first ski descent on the northwest face of Pietra Grande in the Brenta Dolomites, Italy. Lanzafame reports about True Love, climbed and skied on on 20/12/2018




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