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20.07.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Cervino 150 - the Tales of the Matterhorn videos

On Saturday at Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche the festival dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the historic first two ascents of the Matterhorn ended with a sold-out event. Here are the videos of Reinhold Messner, Hervé Barmasse, Catherine Destivelle and Simon Anthamatten, star guests of the great evening on Friday 17 July 2015.

16.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Matterhorn Cervino 150 - the grand finale

For the grand finale of the Matterhorn Cervino 150, i.e. the 10 day celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first two ascents of Gran Becca, Valtournenche and Valle d'Aosta have prepared three days of mountain climbing and culture.

15.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Christian Mauer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2015

Yesterday, Tuesday 14 July 2015, Christian 'Chrigel' Maurerwon the Red Bull X-Alps adventure race for a fourth time in a row, after 8 days, 4 hours and 37 minutes, ahead of Sebastian Huber and Paul Guschlbauer. Italy's Aaron Durogati is one of the top athletes in this race by paraglider or on foot from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco.

13.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015, day 8: Maurer still in the lead, the battle continues

Perfect flying conditions marked the eighth day of Red Bull X-Alps 2015. After the Mont Blanc turnpoint, Switzerland's Christian Maurer has begun the last stage south along the Alps Maritimes towards the Principality of Monaco, followed closely by Paul Guschlbauer. The day's report.

10.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Matterhorn Cervino 150, Italian Air Force aerobatic team lift off celebrations

The tribute provided by the Italian Air Force aerobatic team marks the official start at Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche to the great celebrations that, from 10 - 19 July 2015, the Region of Valle d'Aosta and the Municipality of Valtournenche are dedicating to the Matterhorn to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic first two ascents of the Gran Becca.

09.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015 day 4 round-up: Christian Maurer in the lead

The report of day 4 of the Red Bull X-Alps 2015. Christian Maurer leads, followed by Paul Guschlbauer and Sebastian Huber.

06.07.2015 by Giovani Spitale in Alpinism

Giovanni Spitale and the 'discovery' of the Buso dea Torta cave

The video filmed by Matteo Mocellin that documents the 'discovery' of the mysterious Buso dea Torta da parte cave in Northern Italy on behalf of Giovanni Spitale and Angela Bonato.

06.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015: the start!

Yesterday in Salzburg, Austria, the Red Bull X-Alps 2015 got underway. 32 athletes from 18 different nations will head towards the Principality of Monaco. Over 1000 km by paraglider on foot, across some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe.

02.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matterhorn Cervino 150: 10 days of celebrations to mark the anniversary of the first two ascents

In order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first two ascents of the Matterhorn, from 10 to 19 July 2015 at Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche, the Italian Region of Valle d'Aosta and the Municipality of Valtournenche invite everyone to take part in 10 days of climbing events, culture, sports, music and entertainment to celebrate the Cervino. The activities are open to all, free or at discount rates, registration obligatory by 3 July.

02.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015: prolgue today, the race begins Sunday

With today's prologue of the Red Bull X-Alps, the countdown has begun for the world's toughest adventure race. On Sunday 5 July 32 athletes from 18 nations will race for over 1000km, on foot or by paraglider, across Europe’s most spectacular scenery.

01.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati set for Red Bull X-Alps 2015

Italian paraglider Aaron Durogati training for Red Bull X-Alps 2015. After his serious injury he resumed training after only a month and recovered fully for the world’s toughest adventure race.

25.06.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Matterhorn Cervino 150, the great history of alpinism and the 150th anniversary celebration

From 10 to 19 July 2015, the Matterhorn, Valtournenche and Valle d'Aosta invite everyone to take part in the ten-day celebration of the 150th anniversary of the legendary first two ascents of the mountain. Mountaineering events and outdoor activities, mountain walks, theater, music, dance, cinema, theater and literature events have been organised to celebrate the great mountain , the epic achievements of its cavaliers Jean-Antoine Carrel and Edward Whymper, and all those who followed in their footsteps to make the Matterhorn and alpinism legendary.

24.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati full flight ahead to Red Bull X-Alps 2015

Watch Aaron Durogati, the paragliding world champion, in training for the world's most spectacular adventure race: Red Bull X-Alps 2015. Over 1000km on foot or by paraglider, taking off on 5 July at Salzburg in Austriand landing in the Principality of Monaco.

20.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2015 on Mont Blanc

From 12 - 14 June 2015 the 4th Arcteryx Alpine Academy took place at Chamonix. 340 participants from 25 countries took part in the event aimed at teaching mountain safety and improving mountain skills on Mont Blanc.

19.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati: the Road to Red Bull X-Alps 2015

Preparations are in full swing a unique adventure race: watch Aaron Durogati, the only Italian taking part in Red Bull X-Alps 2015, the world’s most spectacular flight competition across the Alps.

18.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Glacier d'Argentière in the Mont Blanc massif

Aerial footage of the Argentière glacier taken last week by Yannick Boissenot.

Sass Pordoi South Face rockfall in the Dolomites

The Alta Val di Fassa Mountain Guides inform about rockfall that has affected a section of the South Face of Sass Pordoi in the Dolomites and advise against climbing routes in the vicinity of the affected area.

11.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015: 10 reasons to follow the competition live

After the prologue on 2 July, the world's toughest adventure race takes flight on 5 July 2015. 33 athletes from 18 nations will race for over 1000km, on foot or by paraglider, across Europe’s most spectacular scenery.

27.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Adventure Awards Days 2015 at Livigno

From the 27th of July to the 2nd of August 2015 Livigno will host the Adventure Awards Days, the international festival dedicated to adventure and exploration. Events are dedicated to running, trekking, yoga, mtb, photo and storytelling workshops and the first edition of BAM!, the European meeting of bicycle travelers and adventurers. Furthermore: meetings, shows, concerts at dawn, films and parties. Special guests include Paolo Rumiz, Cristiano Godano (voice of Marlene Kunz) and Willy Mulonia.

25.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matteo Della Bordella wins Grignetta d'Oro 2015

On Friday, May 22 at Lecco the Grignetta d'Oro 2015 was awarded to Matteo Della Bordella while Ivo Ferrari and Romano Benet received special mentions. The other alpinists in the running for the Italian mountaineering award were Hervé Barmasse, Simon Gietl, Tamara Lunger, Corrado Pesce, Francesco Salvaterra and Luca Schiera.

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