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07.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ragni di Lecco, 70 years of history and alpinism in a film

The trailer of Ragni, the new film by Filippo Salvioni that celebrates 70 years of extraordinary climbing and mountaineering by the Italian mountaineering club Ragni della Grignetta, known to all as the Ragni di Lecco.

Four Girls and a Matterhorn

The video of the Matterhorn East Face ski descent by Giulia Monego, Liv Sansoz, Lorraine Huber and Melissa Presslaber.

Mont Blanc Major Route: ski descent by Luca Rolli and Francesco Civra Dano

On 6 May 2016 the mountain guides from Courmayeur Luca Rolli and Francesco Civra Dano skied the Major Route down the East Face of Mont Blanc. Theirs is only the second descent of this line in 37 years, after the first descent carried out by Stefano de Benedetti on 7 September 1979.

Matterhorn East Face ski descent: in the right place at the right time

Giulia Monego, Liv Sansoz, Lorraine Huber and Melissa Presslaber and their ski descent down the East Face of the Matterhorn. Giulia Monego reports.

ISMF Skimo season review: Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win 2016

Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win the ski mountaineering World Cup 2016.Good numbers of competitors and record audience figures for the 2016 ISMF World Cups and the European Championship. Next June Albufeira, Portugal, will host the federal plenary assembly.

23.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Patrouille des Glaciers cancelled, Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win ski mountaineering World Cup 2016

Due to bad weather the Patrouille des Glaciers 2016 has been cancelled. The famous international ski mountaineering competition from Zermatt to Verbier. The ski mountaineering World Cup has been won by Italy’s Michele Boscacci and France’s Laetitia Roux.

20.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Patrouille des Glaciers 2016, the race is on from Zermatt to Verbier

Last night the classic ski mountaineering competition Patrouille des Glaciers 2016 got underway. Staged once every two years, 4700 athletes have registered for the 20th edition.

Les Courtes Austrian route skied by Boissenot, Roguet, Brunel and Gentet

On 10/04/2016 Yannick Boissenot, Stéphane Roguet, Nicolas Brunel and Titi Gentet descended on skis the Austrian route down the North Face of Les Courtes (3856m), Mont Blanc massif.

Brenta Dolomites Vallazza speed riding by Luca Tamburini

The video of Luca Tamburini and his splendid speed riding descent from Bocca di Vallazza, the famous ski mountaineering route that joins Madonna di Campiglio to Lago di Molveno in the Brenta Dolomites, Italy.

11.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Monte Rosa Ski Raid: Lenzi & Eydallin and Besseghini & Nicolini win first edition

On Sunday, April 10, 2016 the first edition of the Monterosa Ski Raid was won by Damiano Lenzi & Matteo Eydallin and by Laura Besseghini & Elena Nicolini. The winners of this grueling ski mountaineering competition below the huge East face of Monte Rosa were also crowned Italian Champions.

Chamonix - Zermatt, Bastien Fleury and Olivier Meynet set new ski traverse record

On 21 March 2016 Frenchmen Bastien Fleury and Olivier Meynet set a new record on the Chamonix - Zermatt Haute Route ski mountaineering traverse, stopping the clock after 16 hours and 35 minutes, smashing the record set in 2013 by Lionel Claudepierre by two hours.

Tour du Rutor 2016: Michele Boscacci - Matteo Eydallin and Laetitia Roux - Axelle Mollaret win 18th edition

After three difficult stages, on Sunday 3 April 2016 the 18th Tour du Rutor was won by the Italians Michele Boscacci - Matteo Eydallin and by the Frenchwomen Laetitia Roux - Axelle Mollaret.

Léo Taillefer, skiing Vallèe Perdu at Val d’Isère in France

The video of Léo Taillefer skiing Vallèe Perdu at Val d’Isère in France.

The Man Who Skied Down Everest, Yuichiro Miura and that first ski descent on Everest

PlayAlpinismo film channel: The Man Who Skied Down Everest, the 1976 best documentary Oscar winning film that recounts the incredible story of Yuichiro Miura and the first time man skied on Everest. A step back in time that portrays the essence of adventure, but also displays mountaineering as a vision and a discovery of personal limits. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

Aiguille du Moine SE Face, new direct variation skied by Boissenot, Roguet, Gentet and Brunel

French skiers Yannick Boissenot, Nicolas Brunel, Titi Gentet and Stéphane Roguet skied the SE Face of Aiguille du Moine (Mont Blanc), adding a new direct variation to the famous line established by Jean Marc Boivin in 1987.

30.03.2016 by Roberto Iannilli in Alpinism

Lino D'Angelo farewell

Lino D’Angelo, the man and mountaineer who came to represent Gran Sasso and Pietracamela, died in L'Aquila at the age of 95. An important piece of the history of mountaineering. The obituary by Roberto Iannilli.

Langkofeleck: first ski descent in the Dolomites by Hermann Comploj

On 20/039/2016 Hermann Comploj carried out a new first ski descent in the Dolomites, by skiing a line alone down the SW Face of Langkofeleck, also referred to as Spallone Sassolungo 3081m.

26.03.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Dolomiti di Brenta Ski Alp dominated by Pietro Lanfranchi and Alba De Silvestro

The 42nd Ski Alp Dolomiti di Brenta ski mountaineering competition was won on Saturday 26 March 2016 by Pietro Lanfranchi and Alba De Silvestro.

The miracle freerider on Monte Canin in the Julian Alps

The video of the Slovenian skier who miraculously survived on Friday 18 March 2016 when he fell into a deep chasm while freeriding alone on Monte Canin in the Julian Alps, Italy.

Grande Rocheuse Voie Originale, first ski and snowboard descent by Capozzi, Galli, Herry and Trento

Julien Herry reports about the first ski and snowboard descent of the Voie Originale down the South Face of Grande Rocheuse (4102m) in the Mont Blanc massif, carried out together with Davide Capozzi, Lambert Galli and Denis Trento.




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