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03.12.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ice climbing basics video: ice screw placement, anchors and V-threads

The video by Petzl that demonstrates proper ice screw placement technique, as well as how to set an anchor and a v-thread in waterfall ice.

Ortovox: avalanche airbag safety recommendations

Ortovox: Safety recommendations avalanche airbag Tour 32+7 ABS & Tour 30+7 W ABS

03.07.2013 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbers Against Cancer: first donation to Australian research

The Cancer Council Australia has received a £10,000 donation from the initiative Climbers against Cancer.

21.06.2013 by Nicholas Hobley in Alpinism

Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy: a weekend of mountaineering and safety on Mont Blanc

Alpinism, courses, safety and fun on stunning Mont Blanc. The simple recipe of the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2013 that took place from 14 - 16 June at Chamonix to find out more about climbing and alpinism.

19.04.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Avalanche at Saint Christophe en Oisans in France

The film of the avalanche of snow and rocks opposite the via Ferrata de Saint Christophe en Oisans in France.

17.04.2013 by Planetmountain in Gear

Safety Information: Petzl ZIGZAG mechanical prusik

The French company Petzl has issued the following press release concerning the mechanical prusik ZIGZAG for arborists.

19.03.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Climbing Technology: the test results of Via Ferrata Sets with rope friction technology

Official press release from Climbing Technology concering their rope friction based Via Ferrata Sets.

25.02.2013 by Planetmountain in Gear

UIAA press release: Second wave of via ferrata set recalls within six months

We have received and published the press release of the UIAA concerning the second recall in the last six months of Rope-friction Via Ferrata sets. We hope that in the near future this official press release will be translated in the languages of other countries concerned. On their websites a selection of manufacturers have already published the steps that need to be followed for the recalled products.

20.12.2012 by Emanuele Pellizzari in Gear

Lab test of carabiners used at belay stations

A sample of carabiners and quickdraws have been tested and analised by Emanuele Pellizzari at the Italian Mountaineering Club Gear and Techniques laboratory at Taggì di Sopra, Villafranca Padovana, Padova, Italy.

02.08.2012 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Recall of all Civetta II Full-Body Harnesses and Vertigo 400 Alpindonna Climbing Harnesses

To rule out any possible risk for the user, SALEWA has decided to recall some Civetta II full-body harnesses and Vertigo 400 Alpindonna harnesses as a precautionary measure.

18.07.2012 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Core Training, Christian Core and his climbing training regime

Multiple climbing champion Christian Core launches his climbing and bouldering training App for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch.

09.06.2012 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing techniques: how to climb cracks #2

The final three videos with Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker explaining the climbing techniques needed for getting up cracks: offwidth, gear and gear placements and taping.

08.06.2012 by Planetmountain in Climbing

How to climb cracks

The first three short videos to learn the art of climbing cracks, a useful tutorial which examines everything from finger cracks to how to tape up

04.01.2012 by Planetmountain in Events

Planetmountain.com – the photo gallery online

Planetmountain.com goes online today with its Gallery, the zone dedicated to mountain photography, climbing, alpinism, trekking, and skiing, with currently more than 10,000 photos.

02.12.2011 by Planetmountain in Books-press

Planetmountain in Outside top 10

The American magazine Outside has chosen Planetmountain as one of world's best 10 climbing sites.

28.07.2011 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Recall and substitution: Carabiner Salewa Salewa Hot G2 – series 02 11 and 03 11

Salewa has emitted a recall and substition for the carabiner Salewa Hot G2 Bent colour 0999/ red Article Code: 1557 – limited to the serial numbers 02 11 and 03 11

21.06.2011 by Planetmountain in Gear

Petzl GRIGRI 2 recall for replacement

The French company Petzl has issued a recall which concerns its GRIGRI 2’s (D14 2O, D14 2G, D14 2B ) with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136.

12.04.2011 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Campus board advice from the British Mountaineering Council

The British Mountaineering Council has issued important Campus Board advice aimed primarily at children and teenagers. Interview with Dr. Volker Schöffl

Snow safety, avalanche awareness courses in Austria

Registration is now online for the Austrian winter "Snow & Avalanche Awareness Camps" aimed at off-piste skiers and and snowboarders.

10.02.2009 by Planetmountain in Events

ISPO Munich 2009. What crisis?

Last Wednesday the ISPO Winter 2009, the largest outdoor trade show in the world, drew to a successful end for both exhibitors and visitors. In the following article we attempt to analyse the current state of new products and the "anti-crisis" trend.




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