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25.05.2023 by Club Alpino Italiano in Trekking

Benito Mussolini stripped of Italian Mountaineering Club honorary membership

During its annual national assembly, the Italian Mountaineering Club removed the name of Benito Mussolini from the register of its honorary members.

23.03.2023 by Planetmountain in Events

Survival by Emilio Ricci wins the XVI edition of Photographing the Park

The winners of the 16th edition of the international photographic competition 'Photographing the Park' have been announced. Organised by the National Parks of Stelvio, Gran Paradiso, Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise and de la Vanoise, the competition attracted over 3000 entires, with Emilio Ricci taking home the grand prize for his photograph of a crouched chamois partially covered in snow during a storm.

15.03.2023 by Planetmountain in Environment

Vjosa River in Albania declared Europe's first Wild River National Park

Today the Vjosa River in Albania, one of the last wild rivers of Europe is declared a National Park by the Albanian Government, becoming the first Wild River National Park in Europe.

06.03.2023 by Planetmountain in Books-press

33rd Memorial María Luisa Photo Contest winners announced

The Grand Prize of the 33rd edition of the Memorial Maria Luisa Photo contest was awarded to Luis Vilariño López for his photo entitled Rayo Sobre Turret Arch.

27.01.2023 by Gian Luca Gasca in Alpinism

Lest we forget: the Italian racial laws, the Italian Mountaineering club and its Jewish members

In December 1938 a 'highly confidential' internal document from the National Council of the Italian Mountaineering Club (CAI) sent to all its sections indicated the criteria for purging members of the 'non-Aryan race'. As a result hundreds, guilty of simply being Jews, did not have their membership renewed. Today the CAI acknowledges its mistake and is making up for its error. Because remembering the past is a perpetual obligation.

23.12.2022 by Claude Gardien in Alpinism

Climbing community, be the voice of oppressed Iranian mountaineers!

An appeal has been launched in favour of five mountaineers from Iran, Dena Sheybani, Mohammed Khiveh, Eshragh Najafabadi, Amir Arslan Mahdavi and Hessam Mousavi, arrested recently during the country-wide protests sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini in mid-September and reportedly in grave danger. By French journalist Claude Gardien.

08.12.2022 by Planetmountain in Environment

Petition to protect Valle Cochamó in Patagonia Chile

An appeal has been launched to protect Cochamo Valley in Chile's Patagonia from being sold to private developers and to formally establish the area as a Nature Sanctuary.

28.06.2022 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

PlanetMountain.com and the future

Vinicio Stefanello leaves planetmountain.com. The site, which for 22 years has been a reference point for all those who love the mountains, mountaineering and climbing, continues under the leadership of Nicholas Hobley.

26.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Mimmi Kotka e Hannes Namberger queen and king of Cortina / La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2022

Sweden’s Mimmi Kotk and Germany's Hannes Namberger won the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB 2022. Namberger set a new race record and doubled his takings after winning last year, while Kotk dominated after placing third in 2021. The UltraDolomites competition was won by Matteo Anselmi from Italy and Kelly Wolf from the USA.

25.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Patricia Pineda, Pere Rullan win the Cortina Trail 2022

Patricia Pineda and Pere Rullan won the Cortina Trail 2022, the second event of the 2022 edition of La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB.

24.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2022: Alice Gaggi, Antonio Martinez Perez win the Cortina Sky Race

After 20 km and 1000m elevation gain Italy's Alice Gaggi and Spain's Alex Garcia Carrillo won the Cortina Skyrace 2022. Today it's time for the Cortina Trail and the main event, the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB 2022.

18.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Environment

Nepal considering Everest Base Camp move due to global warming

The BBC reports that the government of Nepal is considering plans to move Everest Base Camp off the retreating Khumbu glacier due to global warming

01.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Events

A help for Evgeny Kryvosheytsev in Ukraine

Michael Pupeza, Anna Torretta and Stéphanie Maureau have launched a crowdfunding appeal to help Evgeny Kryvosheytsev, the talented climber and ice climber in difficulty due to the war in Ukraine.

14.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Environment

Alps - to go?!

Through global warming, our rampant consumption, unsustainable tourism and our own expectations, the Alps are threatened. Check out the documentary ALPS - TO GO?!, written by Tom Dauer.

25.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

Lorenzo Delladio, CEO La Sportiva, named Italian Entrepreneur of the Year Consumer & Retail category

Last night at the Milan Sotck Exchange Lorenzo Delladio, CEO La Sportiva was awarded the Italian Entrepreneur of the Year prize for the category Consumer & Retail.

16.07.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Lorenzo Scandroglio

The Italian mountaineering community is in mourning: Lorenzo Scandroglio, a well-known mountain journalist, writer and translator, mountain hut warden, mountaineer and member of the Italian mountain rescue team, passed away at the age of 52.

23.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail, 3800 athletes run the trails of the Dolomites

From Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 June in Cortina d’Ampezzo (Dolomites, Italy), 3,800 athletes will take part in the 14th edition of the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail, one of the most important rail running competitions in the world.

22.06.2021 by Andrea Lanfri in Alpinism

Andrea Lanfri climbs Gran Sasso d’Italia during From Coast to Coast project

Italian paralympic athlete Andrea Lanfri reports about his From Coast to Coast project he carried out on Sunday 13 June, during which he climbed to the summit of Gran Sasso d’Italia. He started at Montesilvano on the Adriatic coast and finished his journey at Ladispoli on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Over 300 km non-stop, including the ascent of Corno Grande (2912m)

23.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Andrea Lanfri live on World Meningitis Day

Starting at 9.00 am today, Italian Paralympic athlete Andrea Lanfri will travel the route from Marina di Pisa to Monte Serra and back, non-stop, alternating running and cycling. The event will be broadcast live on his social channels, to celebrate World Meningitis Day.

02.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Environment

Farewell to Galliano Bordin, founder of AKU

Galliano Bordin, the founder of the Italian footwear company AKU, passed away aged 85 on Saturday. The son of a family of shoemakers, Bordin founded the company at Montebelluna in Northern Italy and exported walking shoes, trekking and mountaineering boots and outdoor footwear to over 30 countries around the world including Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.




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