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Ski Mountaineering World Cup: Eydallin, Mollart, Arnold, Fatton win in France

The third stage of the Ski Mmountaineering World Cup 2019 was staged this weekend at Le Dévoluy in France. Matteo Eydallin and Axelle Mollaret won the Individual race, while Iwan Arnold and Marianne Fatton won the Sprint.

31.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski Mountaineering World Cup, Robert Antonioli and Alba De Silvestro win Individual race in Andorra

Andorra hosted the second stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2019. Italy’s Robert Antonioli and Alba De Silvestro won the Individual race, while Switzerland’s Werner Marti and Victoria Kreuzer won the Vertical.

Les Drus: Triple Couloir tracked by Julien Herry, Laurent Bibollet

French alpinists Julien Herry and Laurent Bibollet have scored the first descent of the Triple couloir on the West Face of Les Drus in the Mont Blanc massif. The two descended on snowboard.

21.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2019 gets off to a blazing start at Bischofshofen in Austria

Bischofshofen in Austria hosted the first stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup. 2019.Robert Antonioli and Marianne Fatton won the Sprint race, while the Individual race was won by Michele Boscacci and Axelle Mollaret.

Hübschhorn north face ski descent by Sébastien de Sainte Marie

On 18/12/2018 Sébastien de Sainte Marie skied a line, possibly new, down the North Face of Hübschhorn, Lepontine Alps, Switzerland.

Zabardast: Biacherahi and the incredible freeride skiing in the heart of the Karakorum

The film Zabardast directed by Jérôme Tanon that documents a trip into the heart of the Karakorum to explore the potential for freeride skiing in Pakistan. The highlight was the ski descent of 5880m high Biacherahi. With Thomas Delfino, Léo Taillefer, Zak Mills, Yannick Graziani and Hélias Millerioux.

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.

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