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14.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum

In October 2016 the Turin-based Mountain Museum acquired the archive of Italian alpinist Walter Bonatti; a immense treasure that still needs to be catalogued, studied and archived for the history of mountaineering and more.

26.01.2017 by CNSAS in Alpinism

Charity appeal for the victims of the Campo Felice helicopter crash

We willingly publish the appeal of the Italian Corps for Mountain and Speleological Rescue to help the families of the victims of helicopter crash at Campo Felice, in Abruzzo, Italy. On 24/01/2017 the aircraft crashed during a rescue mission, the five members of its crew and the injured person were all killed.

07.11.2016 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Ray Jardine's Friends, a teacup and a blue bag

Maurizio Oviglia recalls the invention of the Friend, the revolutionary camming device invented in the 1970s by the America’s Ray Jardine. A fun story that retraces an important moment in the history of rock climbing.

20.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Gear

Grivel Twin Gate carabiner wins Compasso d'Oro - ADI

The Grivel Twin Gate carabiner has won the prestigious award Compasso d’oro ADI 2016, category Design for the individual.

31.05.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sport climbing: tie a knot in the end of the rope!

We have received the following appeal by the French Alpine Club section Causses et Cévennes that manages the Gorges du Tarn cliff reminding all climbers to tie a knot in the end of the tope before starting climbing a sport route.

16.03.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2016 at Chamonix

Registration is now online for the 5th Arcteryx Alpine Academy that will take place from 16 - 19 June 2016 at Chamonix, France. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

27.11.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Bansko Mountain Film Festival 2015 in Bulgaria

From 25 - 29 November 2015 Bansko in Bulgaria hosts the Bansko Mountain Film Festival 2015. More than 100 films from 5 continenti, special guests including Hansjörg Auer, Tom Ballard, Patrick Gabarrou, Tamara Lunger and Jean Troillet. Chris Bonington - Life and Climbs has been selected as one of the finalists of this prestigious festival.

25.11.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

UIAA recommends titanium bolts only for marine crags

Maurizio Oviglia discusses the new document produced by the UIAA (the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) which outlines management strategies for individual climbers, bolters and manufacturers for anchor safety and bolting of sport climbs at seaside crags.

10.09.2015 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

French belays on sea cliffs, lower off advice for sport climbing

Maurizio Oviglia, Italian Mountaineering Club Instructor, discusses a few basic rules that should be observed before lowering off a “French belay", consisting of two bolts and no abseil chain.

20.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2015 on Mont Blanc

From 12 - 14 June 2015 the 4th Arcteryx Alpine Academy took place at Chamonix. 340 participants from 25 countries took part in the event aimed at teaching mountain safety and improving mountain skills on Mont Blanc.

11.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Reequipping with 'marine' gear in Sardinia by Louis Piguet

Maurizio Oviglia shares the information, provided by Louis Piguet, about the Swissman’s recent rebolting of some sport climbs in Sardinia located at the Buggerru sea cliff and at Cala Fuii (Cala Gonone).

06.02.2015 by Pierpaolo Pedrini in Alpinism

Sappada abseil stations replaced on ice climbs

At Sappada, Northern Italy, the local mountain guides have replaced the abseil belays of more than 50 ice falls. The report by Pierpaolo Pedrini

03.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Gear

SCARPA: recall F1 Evo and F1 Evo Wmn

SCARPA recalls F1 Evo and F1 Evo WMN from the market

19.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Crag certification and classification, bolter responsibilities and training: the French example and Philipp Brass interview

Interview with Philippe Brass, mountain guide and expert new routes, about crag certification and classification, the responsibilities new bolters have the the training they receive. By Maurizio Oviglia

15.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Monte Rosa: twenty years of research by Ferrino

The Ferrino High-lab, located at an altitude of 3585m of the Valle d'Aosta side on Monte Rosa, celebrates 20 years. It is the highest laboratory in Italy. And it is up there that the company from Turin, the market leader for mountain outdoor products (and more), tests its tents and invites all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a unique experience: that of a real Base Camp!

29.04.2014 by Il Risuolatore in Gear

The art of resoling a climbing shoe

How to resole a climbing shoe, a walking boot or mountaineering boot.

Journalism, education and avalanches. 10 things worth knowing. By Giulio Caresio

In mid-February at Madesimo, Italy, the media was invited to an event aimed at educating journalists about how to promote the right mountain safety message in order to shape a mountain culture that is instrumental in preventing and reducing avalanche victims.

31.01.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Manolo: climbing and informed choices

Some thoughts by Maurizio 'Manolo' Zanolla about climbing and the need to be conscious of the choices you make.

Avalanche emergency - the video Ortovox Safety Academy Lab

The video Avalanche emergency produced by Ortovox Safety Academy Lab for the new internet site dedicated to mountain safety.

08.12.2013 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The World's Worst Belayer

Video tutorial that explores some common belaying mistakes.




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