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22.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing access at risk at Lorüns, the premier crag in Vorarlberg, Austria

Local climbers Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have launched a petition to save Lorünser Wändle, one of the most important crags in Vorarlberg, Austria currently at risk of being quarried.

24.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

Mount Everest Centenary Exhibition launched by Alpine Club in London

The Alpine Club has opened its landmark exhibition 'Everest: By Those Who Were There' to the public. The exhibition commemorates 100 years since the first expedition to Mount Everest in 1921, and explores, in intimate detail, the three Alpine Club and Royal Geographical Society expeditions of the 1920s.

20.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Sadpara Air Safari inaugurated by Pakistan International Airlines

PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) has relaunched its Air Safari service, naming it Sadpara Air Safari after the prominent pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara.

13.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

Reinhold Messner and Diane, Gioachino and Betta Gobbi, two weddings and an ode to life

While Reinhold Messner and Diane Schumacher have announced their wedding, the historic owners of Grivel, Betta and Gioachino Gobbi, got married on May 8 2021.

23.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Andrea Lanfri live on World Meningitis Day

Starting at 9.00 am today, Italian Paralympic athlete Andrea Lanfri will travel the route from Marina di Pisa to Monte Serra and back, non-stop, alternating running and cycling. The event will be broadcast live on his social channels, to celebrate World Meningitis Day.

09.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Farewell to Cala Cimenti and Patrick Negro

Carlo Alberto Cimenti, best known as Cala, and Patrick Negro perished yesterday in an avalanche while skiing in the mountains of Susa Valley in Italy.

02.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Environment

Farewell to Galliano Bordin, founder of AKU

Galliano Bordin, the founder of the Italian footwear company AKU, passed away aged 85 on Saturday. The son of a family of shoemakers, Bordin founded the company at Montebelluna in Northern Italy and exported walking shoes, trekking and mountaineering boots and outdoor footwear to over 30 countries around the world including Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

20.01.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Farewell to Cesare Maestri

Cesare Maestri passed away yesterday aged 91. The highly talented Italian alpinist, mountain guide and author was nicknamed il Ragno delle Dolomiti, the Spider of the Dolomites. His name will always be intrinsically linked not only to his beloved home mountains, but also to Cerro Torre in Patagonia.



12.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marmolada: exploring the first refuge in the Dolomites with Bruno Pederiva

The oldest refuge in the Dolomites, located on the east face of Punta Penia on Marmolada, featuring mountain guide Bruno Pederiva.


17.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

Graham Zimmerman, an Imperfect Advocate

American alpinist Graham Zimmerman, winner of the Piolets d’Or 2020, sees see firsthand the effects of human-driven climate change on the world and decides that he must take action. This forces him to confront his personal carbon footprint to become an Imperfect Advocate. 



16.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

Petition against oil drilling close to Fontainebleau

A petition has been launched by Environnement Bocage Gâtinais (EBG) against an Oil Drilling project just 4 km from the Fontainebleau forest, famous for being the world's bouldering mecca. On the 19th of October EBG will present the petition to the commissioner.

16.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Monte Rosa Capanna Margherita end of season timelapse

The time-lapse from Capanna Margherita on Monte Rosa. This is the last video of 2020, since the highest mountain hut in the Alps has now closed its summer season.

05.09.2020 by Andrea Benesso in Environment

Cinque Torri flash mob in protest against new infrastructure in the Dolomites

The press release concerning a 'mountaineering' flash mob that took place on 03/40/2020 on the Cinque Torri (Cortina, Dolomites) in protest against new ski lifts and constructions in the Dolomites.

02.09.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Heinz Mariacher, mountaineering, freedom and the Paul Preuss Award

The report and words about mountaineering from the Paul Preuss Prize, awarded to the Austrian mountaineer Heinz Mariacher celebrated at Reinhold Messner's Firmian Castle. Mariacher is the eighth alpinist to receive the prestigious award after Messner himself, Hanspeter Eisendle, Albert Precht, Hansjörg Auer, Alexander Huber, Beat Kammerlander and Bernd Arnold.

24.08.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Heinz Mariacher receives Paul Preuss Award 2020

Austrian alpinist Heinz Mariacher is the recipient of the Paul Preuss Award 2020. Mariacher is the eighth mountaineer to receive the prestigious prize after Reinhold Messner, Hanspeter Eisendle, Albert Precht, Hansjörg Auer, Alexander Huber, Beat Kammerlander and Bernd Arnold.

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.

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