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19.04.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, Jess Roskelley: farewell to three great mountaineers

Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley have perished while climbing Howse Peak, a difficult and remote mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Initially reported as missing, their deaths have been confirmed by the parents of David Lama and Jess Roskelley. The loss of this world class trio of alpinists is unfathomable.

19.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hopes dwindle for Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley

The authorities at Parks Canada have issued a statement in which three mountaineers, presumed to be David Lama, Jess Roskelley and Hansjörg Auer, have died in an avalanche on Howse Peak in Canada.

18.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

David Lama and Hansjörg Auer missing in Canada

According to the Austrian newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung, Austrian alpinists David Lama and Hansjörg Auer are reported missing after an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains in Canada.

18.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, last places available for upcoming clinics

Tickets are running out for the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 July 2019 Chamonix, France. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

01.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Books-press

Aaron Durogati's autumn in the Dolomites in an audio story. By Giovanni Spitale

Autumn in the Dolomites and the invisible air, from the point of view of the paragliding champion Aaron Durogati in this audio-story produced by Giovanni Spitale.

28.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Risk reduction in mountaineering, the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group video

How to manage risk in the mountains, analysed in this fun video by French alpinists Léo Billon, Max Bonniot and Pierre Labbre belonging to the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group (GMHM) after their climbing expedition to Patagonia where they ascended Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy.

13.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Environment

Val di Mello online petition against path for the disabled

The Committee for the defence of Val Di Mello, Italy, has launched an online petition against the planned expansion of an existing path that would make it accessible to wheelchairs and the disabled. While thousands have already signed in protest, Luca Maspes, President of the Val di Mello Mountain Guides, urges for the plans to be reconsidered.

05.03.2019 by Igor Koller in Environment

Igor Koller appeals against access restrictions to Tatra National Park

Slovak mountaineer Igor Koller appeals to all mountaineers, climbers, walkers, ski mountaineers against restrictions within the Tatra National Park. An online petition has been created to safeguard access to these mountains in Slovakia.

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.

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