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13.02.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Ciao Albino Marchi, the driving force behind the Arco Rock Master

Albino Marchi passed away yesterday afternoon. He was instrumental in the development of the Arco Rock Master climbing competition and his climbing event experience was second to none.

22.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Oscars 2019 nominations: Free Solo featuring Alex Honnold climbing El Capitan

The film Free Solo directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi that documents Alex Honnold and his journey to climb, without a rope, Freerider up El Capitan in Yosemite, has been nominated for an Oscar Award 2019.

17.01.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Agostino Gustin Gazzera, goodbye to the spirit of the mountaineer

In memory of Agostino 'Gustin' Gazzera. Born in 1927, the Italian alpinist died on 11 January 2019 after demonstrating a lifetime’s love for the mountains.

18.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cogne ice climbing: mountain guides in defence of Bearded Vulture in Valnontey

planetmountain.com has received and is publishing the press release of the Italian Mountain Guides regarding the Bearded Vulture in Valnontey (Cogne). Ice climbing is currently prohibited on the Money summit plateau and the adjacent icefalls: L’ago di Money, Di fianco alla leggenda, Repentance super, La volpe e l’uva, Monday Money, Gusto di Scozia and Flash estivo.

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.

10.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Edward Mills wins award for Old Man of Hoy fundraising climb against cancer

8-year-old Edward Mills, who raised over € 30,000 against cancer with his ascent of The Old Man of Hoy in Scotland, has won the prestigious annual 'Young Fundraiser of the Year - Pride of Britain Awards'.

17.10.2018 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

Crevasse fall on Toula Glacier: mountain guide Ezio Marlier reports

Last Saturday a young man fell into a crevasse on the Col del Toula glacier (Mont Blanc). He is currently in hospital in Sallanches. The report and considerations of Ezio Marlier, a well-known alpinist and mountain guide from Valle d'Aosta who, together with Rifugio Torino hut warden and Mountain Guide Armando Chanoine, first reached the accident site.

12.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Piolets d’Or 2018 ceremony in Poland / Report and photos

Complete report and photographs of the Piolets d’Or 2018, the prestigious annual mountaineering award celebrated from 20 - 23 September at Ladek Zdrój in Poland.

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.

12.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mont Blanc: fire ravages Grands Montets cable car

The Grands Montets cable car middle station caught fire yesterday afternoon. While no one was injured, the fire has caused significant damages.

02.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pilots warn drones endanger rescue helicopter safety

Marco Kostner, pilot of the Aiut Alpin Dolomites, warns of the dangers rescue helicopters face due to reckless use of drones in the mountains.

27.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cosmiques Arête rockfall on Mont Blanc

Rockfall took place on 22 August 2018 on the famous Arête des Cosmiques in the Mont Blanc massif. La Chamoniarde is currently strongly advising against climbing the popular Cosmiques Arête ridgeline.

16.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Time is immense. The Grivel Day at Courmayeur

The video documenting the Grivel Day at Courmayeur. On 5 August 2018 Grivel Courmayeur celebrated its 200th anniversary and its timeless, boundless love for mountaineering.

02.08.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Grivel 200: alpinism, climbing gear, techniques and evolutioN

Second episode dedicated to Espace Grivel, or to the first 200 years of the history of Grivel and alpinism.

30.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Climbing Oscars to Reinhold Messner, Adam Ondra, Romain Desgranges at the Arco Rock Legends 2018

On Friday, 27th July 2018 the coveted Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn di Aquafi was awarded to Reinhold Messner during the 13th Arco Rock Legends awards. Adam Ondra won the Wild Country Rock Award and Romain Desgranges the La Sportiva Competition Award. The other candidates were Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos, Janja Garnbret and Reza Alipour Shenazandifard

28.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Reinhold Messner, Adam Ondra, Romain Desgranges are the 2018 Arco Rock Legends

On Friday, 27th July 2018 the coveted Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn di Aquafi was awarded to Reinhold Messner during the 13th Arco Rock Legends awards. Adam Ondra won the Wild Country Rock Award and Romain Desgranges the La Sportiva Competition Award. The other candidates were Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos, Janja Garnbret and Reza Alipour Shenazandifard

26.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends Friday Awards ceremony with Reinhold Messner and top climbers

On Friday, 27th July 2018 the coveted international climbing awards Arco Rock Legends will take place in Arco, Italy. Legendary mountaineer and rock climber Reinhold Messner will receive the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn award di Aquafil. Nominated for the sports climbing oscars are Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos and Adam Ondra (Wild Country Rock Award) and Romain Desgranges, Janja Garnbret and Reza Alipour Shenazandifard (La Sportiva Competition Award)

20.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Karl Unterkircher Award 2018 / Nanga Parbat by Simone Moro, Ali Sadpara, Alex Txikon

The 5th Karl Unterkircher Award was awarded on 14 July 2018 in Selva di Val Gardena, Italy to Simone Moro who, together with Ali Sadpara and Alex Txikon, carried out the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in February 2016. The other climbers that had been nominated Ines Papert and Luka Lindič for their new route on Kyzyl Asker in Kyrgyzstan (China), and Simon Gietl and Marcel Schenk for the new mixed climb up Pizzo Badile in Switzerland.

19.07.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Grivel: history, wonders and the first 200 years of mountaineering

A day with Gioachino Gobbi in Courmayeur, examining the history of Grivel and alpinism in the brand new Espace Grivel that will be inaugurated on 5 August 2018.

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.

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