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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.

29.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Events

Rock Master Stories, Arco hosts the Champions evening on Friday

Adam Ondra, Mina Markovič, Stefano Ghisolfi and Jakob Schubert, or four absolute sport climbing champions, will talk about their early climbing competitions at the Youth World Championships 2019 in Arco. David Lama, Albino Marchi and Giuseppe Filippi will be remembered during the evening event.

19.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Janez Svoljšak, goodbye to the promising climber from Slovenia

Slovenian alpinist Janez Svoljšak passed away on 15 July at base camp while on an expedition to climb Tahu Rutum (6650m), Karakorum, Pakistan. The promising mountaineer was just 25 years old.

07.07.2019 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

Two rucksacks, one friendship. Ivo Ferrari and remembers Marco Anghileri

Ivo Ferrari remembers Marco Anghileri, his friend and mountaineer from Lecco.

25.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, film premieres and top speakers at the Alpine Village

Film premieres and top speakers feature highly in the Alpine Village program of the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, the unique event from 4 - 7 July for climbers of all abilities wishing to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly at Chamonix Mont Blanc.

24.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The Principles of Alpine Climbing / Mountain safety with Steve House

American alpinist Steve House has created a free video series entitled Alpine Principles to teach the climbing community how to make better decisions in the mountains.

17.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Environment

Val di Mello: agreement reached for contested path for the disabled

After months of controversy concerning a planned expansion in Val di Mello, Italy, of an existing path that would make it accessible to wheelchairs and the disabled, an agreement has now been reached to protect the pristine valley. The peaceful protest scheduled for Saturday 18th May has therefore be transformed into a celebration for all.

23.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley: the families bid farewell

On Sunday 21 April 2019 the bodies of mountaineers Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Jess Roskelley were recovered after being caught by an avalanche on Howse Peak in Canada last week. We publish the press release of Parks Canada and also the farewells of the respective families.

22.04.2019 by Nicola Tondini in Alpinism

Remembering Hansjörg Auer. By Nicola Tondini

Italian alpinist Nicola Tondini remembers Hansjörg Auer, the great Austrian mountaineer who died last week in an avalanche in Canada, along with David Lama and Jess Roskelley.

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