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Climbing and climate change

How does our love for the mountains affect the climate? And what can we do to change this process? Germany's Lena Marie Müller, who is currently doing a PhD on the effects of climate change at the University of Innsbruck and recently repeated the E9 Prinzip Hoffnung at Bürs, shares her thoughts.

01.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tamara Lunger to climb highest mountains in Italy

South Tyrolean mountaineer Tamara Lunger begins today her 'Tamara Tour Italy'. This summer she will travel by camper across Italy to discover and climb the highest mountains in the country’s 20 regions.

22.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Walter Bonatti would have turned 90 today

In order to remember the great mountaineer and extremely special man who passed away in 2011, we’ve published the thoughts and memories of his inseparable life partner Rossana Podestà.

17.05.2020 by Ragni di Lecco in Alpinism

A beer with Berna: a drink on Sunday evening for Matteo Bernasconi

On Sunday 17 May 2020 at 18:30 the Italian Ragni di Lecco climbing club invites everyone to have a drink in memory of Matteo Bernasconi. Here is how the Ragni di Lecco, to which Berna belonged, explain the initiative.

13.05.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ciao Berna! Farewell to Matteo Bernasconi

On 12 May 2020 Matteo Bernasconi, the talented Italian alpinist, mountain guide and member of the Ragni di Lecco climbing club, perished in an avalanche. Born in 1982 and loved by everyone, Berna was ski mountaineering in Valtellina when the accident occurred.

23.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The mountains won’t wait. By Enrico Veronese, Giovanni Zaccaria


The video, photos and words of Giovanni Zaccaria and Enrico Veronese about how, once again, the mountains can inspire us.

21.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matterhorn guides raise over €14,000 with charity sale of historic Échelle Jordan ladder

The Italian Matterhorn Guides have raised € 14,631 with the sale of the historic Échelle Jordan, the original rope ladder used by thousands of mountaineers on their way to the summit of the Matterhorn. The money will go to charities fighting the coronavirus.

09.04.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Rosso 70, online the mountaineering, memories and life of the Scoiattoli di Cortina

Courtesy of the Scoiattoli di Cortina we have published online Rosso 70: Stories and memories of 70 years of alpinism of the Scoiattoli di Cortina. The film by Vinicio Stefanello and Francesco Mansutti retraces the first 70 years of the historic and famous Italian mountaineering club established in the Dolomites in 1939.


04.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Of Rocks and Needles: Isabelle and Volker Schöffl, medical volunteers and climbers in Laos

The award-winning film Of Rocks and Needles directed by Kilian Reil documenting the voluntary medical work in Laos of German climber and doctor Volker Schöffl and his wife Isabelle.

01.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

La Sportiva produces face masks to combat coronavirus pandemic

Everyone is united, even the outdoor world against Covid-19: La Sportiva has converted part of its production to create lab coats and face masks for the Province of Trento to combat the coronavirus emergency.

28.03.2020 by Eleonora Delnevo in Environment

Eleonora Delnevo: the sound of the epidemic affecting us all

'This is my city. This is Bergamo. This is the sound of the epidemic affecting us all.' Italian mountaineer Eleonora Delnevo shares the pain of her city battling against the coronavirus.

Do your part

Now more than ever we are called upon to do our part. We must stay at home for everyone’s good, in order to regain happiness and also the freedom to return to the mountains.

20.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tamara Lunger home training

Join South Tyrolean mountaineer Tamara Lunger every two days as she broadcasts her home training on her Instagram channel. A home workout to stay in shape and have fun.

18.03.2020 by Klaas Willems in Climbing

Klaas Willems: Cystic Fibrosis, Coronavirus and why further apart is closer together

Extremely talented Belgian climber Klaas Willems, affected by Cystic Fibrosis, appeals to the climbing community to stay at home to decrease the spread of the Coronavirus.

16.03.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Partnership vs Coronavirus

We are called upon to face one of the biggest tests of our time, one the must deal with the utmost difficulties. In order to do so we must use all our strength and experience. And we must do it all together. Only then will everything be fine.

14.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nepal and China shut down Everest and all Himalaya

The governments of China and Nepal have suspended all climbing permits to Everest and the highest mountains in the world in an attempt to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

09.03.2020 by Stefano Ghisolfi in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi: stay at home, it’s time to climb and let your imagination soar

Stefano Ghisolfi, one of the best sport climbers in the world, appeals to the climbing community to not underestimate the Coronavirus crisis and to stay at home as much as possible.

19.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Orazio Codega, historic president and soul of CAMP, passes away aged 80

Orazio Codega, president and genuine soul of CAMP, has passed away aged 80. Born in 1939, from the Sixties until 2004 he shaped the Italian company into becoming it one of the world leaders in the production of climbing and mountaineering equipment.

Mont Blanc Planpincieux glacier in danger of collapsing

The Planpincieux glacier on the Italian side of the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc) is at risk of collapsing. The road into Val Ferret has been closed. And yet it seems as if nothing awakens us.

22.09.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Junko Tabei, first woman to summit Everest, celebrated by Google

Google has dedicated a doodle to celebrate the 80th birth anniversary of Junko Tabei, the first woman to reach the summit of Everest. Here are some details about the historic ascent completed on 16 May 1975.

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