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13.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Environment

Val di Mello online petition against path for the disabled

The Committee for the defence of Val Di Mello, Italy, has launched an online petition against the planned expansion of an existing path that would make it accessible to wheelchairs and the disabled. While thousands have already signed in protest, Luca Maspes, President of the Val di Mello Mountain Guides, urges for the plans to be reconsidered.

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 Arc'teryx Alpine Academy. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

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.

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.

Trail running in Switzerland: 3 magnificent runs in the Swiss Alps

Mountain running in Switzerland: Bettmeralp alongside the Aletsch Glacier, Lauterbrunnen to Grindelwald and Monte Zucchero. Three magnificent trail running routes in the Swiss Alps taken from the guidebook 'Run the Alps Switzerland: 30 Must-Do Trails' produced by PatitucciPhoto and ALPSinsight.

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.

07.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tom Belz summits Kilimanjaro on route towards personal growth

On 9 August 2018 the disabled mountaineer Tom Belz reached the summit of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, without a leg and on crutches. An adventure to understand his personal limits but above all to encourage others to push beyone their personal boundaries.

18.07.2018 by Francesca Colesanti in Alpinism

Ciao Monica

Two days ago Monica Campo Bagatin passed away. For over 35 years she ran the hut Rifugio Casèra Bosconero in Val di Zoldo, Dolomites and she was the first woman to join the Val Zoldana mountain rescue squad. On 28 July she would have received at Rocca Pietore the Pelmo d'Oro 2018 Special Mention for her hospitality in the mountains. Francesca Colesanti recalls this unique, unforgettable woman.

14.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Val Bondasca paths officially closed after Pizzo Cengalo rockslide

For safety reasons all paths in Val Bondasca are officially closed until further notice following the Piz Cengalo rockfall on 23 August 2017.

10.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa

The film Loved by All: the story of Apa Sherpa directed by Eric Crosland that tells the moving story of Apa Sherpa, who entered the Guinness Book of Records for having climbed Mount Everest 21 times. Through his work he aims to provide education for children in the Khumbu valley in Nepal.

02.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

La Sportiva 90th anniversary, failure leads to success

The story of La Sportiva, which recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, via one of its iconic products, the Trango boot. Featuring With Reinhold Messner, Simone Moro, Lorenzo Delladio, Giulia Delladio, Giuliano Jellici, Matteo Jellici, Enzo Jellici

30.04.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ueli Steck first anniversary of his accident in the Himalayas

Remembering Ueli Steck, the great Swiss alpinist who perished a year ago on Nuptse (Himalayas, Nepal).

05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest

From 21 to 22 April 2018 Arco (Garda Trentino) will host the Adventure Awards Days and also the international climbing photography contest Arco Rock Star with some of the best outdoor photographers in Europe. Everyone can compete in the Open category; registration now online.

11.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days 2018, in April the Garda Trentino outdoor festival

From 20 - 22 April 2018 Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Star guests include Simone Moro, Jeremy Collins, Jane Goodall, Nicolas Favresse, Emilio Previtali, Dino Lanzaretti, Jakub Rybicki, Valeria Mosca, Igor D’India. The festival will also host the thrid edition of Arco Rock Star, the international climbing photography contest in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

26.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Goodbye Miss Elizabeth Hawley, legendary chronicler of Himalayan expeditions

Miss Elizabeth Hawley has passed away at the age of 95. The American journalist was recognised as a legendary chronicler of mountaineering expeditions to the Himalaya.

05.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Climbing USA: Donald Trump reduces Bears Ears National Monument by 85%

The President of the United States Donald Trump has reduced protected lands in the Bears Ears National Monument by 85%, and by 45% those protected in the National Monument.

07.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

For Hayden Kennedy & Inge Perkins

The video tribute to American alpinists Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins.

08.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Bird's-eye view of Vajont dam, 54 years after the disaster

The drone footage of Alessandro Menafra to remember the Vajont disaster that ocurred in Italy on 9 October, 1963.

24.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Pizzo Cengalo massive rockfall video

The video of the massive rockfall that occurred on 23 August 2017 on the NE Face of Pizzo Cengalo (3396 m) in Val Bregaglia, Switzerland.

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