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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.

11.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille du Midi cable car reopens after unexpected maintenance

After unforeseen maintenance works the Aiguille du Midi cable car in the Mont Blanc massif has reopened once again.

03.07.2018 by Giuliana Tonut in Events

Cjanevate 150 and Arrampicarnia 2018, the great climbing meeting in the Carnic Alps

From 13 to 15 July 2018 Passo di Monte Croce Carnico in the Carnic Alps, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy, will host the historic climbing meeting Arrampicarnia. The event will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of Crete delle Chianevate. Three days of rock climbing, encounters, courses, walks, activities for children and guided ascents up Via Grohmann and Via Normale.

02.07.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Before and after the Mariacher

90 years La Sportiva. The Mariacher, the violet climbing shoes by La Sportiva that represent an unconditional point of reference in the history of climbing. Not only sport climbing

29.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Reinhold Messner at Arco Rock Legends / All the climbing Oscar nominations

On Friday 27 July 2018 the Arco Rock Legends sport climbing Oscars will celebrate its XIII edition awarding the prestigious Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn di Aquafil to Reinhold Messner. Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra have been nominated for the Wild Country Rock Award, while Romain Desgranges, Janja Garnbret, Reza Alipour Shenazandifard are in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award.

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

27.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

King of Kanzi 2018, the 80's Climbing Festival in Austria

From 31 May to 3 June 2018 Austria's Kanzianiberg will host King of Kanzi, the climbing festival themed '80s with special guests Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher, Vittorio Messini, Zoe Hart and Steve House.

25.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

All the beauty and climbing at Melloblocco on Tour 2018

The program, boulders, evenings, games, music, parties and protagonists of Melloblocco in Tour and the MBB Street Boulder, the great climbing festival that will take place from 3 to 6 May at Lugano and Cresciano (Switzerland).

13.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Environment

The mountain cairns of Pontus Jansson

The video of rock balancing master Pontus Jansson and his cairns.

05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest - A Time Lapse Film by Elia Saikaly

The timelapse film of Everest by Canadian mountaineer and photographer Elia Saikaly.

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.

15.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson officially presumed dead in Alaska

The two highly talented alpinists Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson are officially missing and presumed deceased in Alaska. They have not been heard from since their 5 March ascent of the Mendenhall Towers.

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