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First ski descents in the Dolomites by Vascellari, D'Alpaos and De Barba

Between February and May 2014, Italian skiers Francesco Vascellari, Davide D'Alpaos and Loris De Barba carried out a series of first ski descents to solve some old problems in the Dolomites. They concluded their run with a repeat of the East Face of the Matterhorn, first skied by Tone Valeruz in 1975.

12.01.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2015: Laetitia Roux wins everything at Puy Saint Vincent

Last Saturday, at Puy Saint Vincent in France, the Individual race of the first leg of the Scarpa ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2015 was won by Anton Palzer and Laetitia Roux. On Sunday Roux the Sprint race was won by Roux and Robert Antonioli, while today Roux won the Vertical Race together with Kilian Jornet Burgada.

04.01.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Blutopia: putting Australia's Blue Mountains on the map

The short film Blutopia about the outstanding climbing, walking, high lining and BASE Jumping in Australia's Blue Mountains. Simon Blair of Mission Control Collective explains the motivation behind this film.

23.12.2014 by Bepi Di Marino in Alpinism

Sas de Dlacia, the alpinists' village

Located in the heart of Alta Val Badia, Camping Sas de Dlacia is a starting point for countless visions of the Dolomites that include trekking, ski mountaineering, snowshoeing, alpinism and rock climbing.

The first ski mountaineering trip of the season

Any old mountain, any old valley above Cuneo and the first ski mountaineering trip of the season. By Mattia Salvi.

Mica to Greenland, the video by The North Face

The video Mica to Greenland by The North Face, with the snowboarders and freeriders Lucas Debari, Johnny Collinson, Hilaree O'Neill and Ralph Backstrom.

27.11.2014 by Luca Tamburini in Alpinism

Canalone Neri, the Speedfly short film in the Brenta Dolomites

The short film of the first speedflying descent of Canalone Neri, Brenta Dolomites, carried out on 2 November 2014 by Luca Tamburini and Jacopo Pellizzari.

26.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

GORE-TEX Experience Tour: follow Edurne Pasaban in the footsteps of Lucy Walker to the summit of Balmhorn

Register online until 31 December 2014 to relive an adventure that left its mark on the history of alpinism: ascend Balmhorn (3698m), Bernese Alps, together with Edurne Pasaban, following in the footsteps of Lucy Walker, the legendary mountaineer who made the first ascent of this Swiss peak in 1864.

18.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Your Land by The North Face

The video Your Land by The North Face that celebrates the most isolated, and least isolated places on this planet.

Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair killed by avalanche in Patagonia

On 29/09/2014 Swedish skier Andreas Fransson and Canadian skier JP Auclair were killed by an avalanche on Monte San Lorenzo in Patagonia, on the border between Chile and Argentina. Both were considered two of the world's premier skiers.

Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and the Mont Blanc Crevasse experience

The video of Sébastien Montaz-Rosset in the Géant glacier, Mont Blanc.

Aiguille du Midi, Jumeaux spur descent by Julien Herry and Raph Bonnet

On 03/06/2014 French Mountain Guide Julien Herry made the first snowboard descent of the Éperon Jumeaux on Aiguille du Midi, along with his friend Raph Bonnet who made only the second ski descent after Jean-Marc Boivin in 1986

Testa di Valnontey: following in the tracks of Rèmy Lecluse...

On 18 May 2014 Davide Capozzi and Julien Herry snowboarded down the NE Face of Testa di Valnontey (Gran Paradiso), skied for the first and only time by Remy Lecluse in 2010. The report by Davide Capozzi.

Peitlerkofel, new ski descent by Simon Kehrer, Roberto Tasser and Ivan Canins

On 04/05/2014 Simon Kehrer, Roberto Tasser and Ivan Canins skied a new line down the North Face of Peitlerkofel's Cima Piccola in the Italian Dolomites. The report by Franco Mucchietto.

Sass de Mesdì: first ski descent by Francesco Tremolada and Andrea Oberbacher in the Sella group, Dolomites

On 09/05/2014 Francesco Tremolada and Andrea Oberbacher skied a new line down the East Face of Sass de Mesdì that leads directly into the famous Val Mesdì, Sella, Dolomites.

New ski descents in the Dolomites by Simon Kehrer & Co

Two new steep ski descents in the Fanes group in the Dolomites: on 20/03/2014 Simon Kehrer, Paul Willeit and Albert Palfrader skied the NNE Face of Sas de Crosta (Monte Pares), while on 14/04/2014 Simon Kehrer and Roberto Tasser descended the NNE Face of Sas dle Diesc (Sasso delle Dieci). The report by Franco Mucchietto.

Tour Noir South Ridge first ski descent by Merikanto and Heimonen

On 26th of April 2014 the Finnish skiers Mika Merikanto and Mikko Heimonen made what is believed to be the first ski descent of the South Ridge of Tour Noir in the Mont Blanc massif.

Cevedale - Zufallspitze, classic ski mountaineering in the Ortles - Cevedale group

Mountain Guide Eraldo Meraldi describes the ascent of Monte Cevedale, a classic spring ski mountaineering outing in the Ortles - Cevedale group

Tofana di Dentro, NNW Face ski descent in the Dolomites

On 10/04/2014 Francesco Tremolada, Enrico Baccanti, Norbert Frenademez and Andrea Oberbacher made the probable first ski descent of the NNW Face of Tofana di Dentro, Dolomites.

Matterhorn Zmutt Ridge West Couloir skied by Capozzi, Herry and Civra Dano

On 17 April 2014 Davide Capozzi, Julien Herry and Francesco Civra Dano descended the West Couloir of the Zmutt Ridge on the Matterhorn, Switzerland.

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