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.
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.
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.
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.
Aerial footage of the Argentière glacier taken last week by Yannick Boissenot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The names have been revealed of the seven mountaineers in the running for the Grignetta d’Oro, the Italian mountaineering award that will be celebrated on Friday 22 May at Lecco. The jury has selected the following alpinists: Hervé Barmasse, Matteo Della Bordella, Simon Gietl, Tamara Lunger, Corrado Pesce, Francesco Salvaterra and Luca Schiera.
On Saturday, 16/05/2015, the famous American climber Dean Potter and Graham Hunt lost their lives in a wingsuit accident in Yosemite Valley, USA.
The video Nepal I love you #1 by Camp 4 Collective and the appeal to admire the extraordinary beauty of this country, to help tourism return and to help this territory after the massive earthquake that has put this country in serious difficulty.
In remembrance of Oskar Piazza, mountain guide and member of the Mountain Rescue team who died in Nepal's devastating earthquake on 25 April 2015. By Manuel Lugli.
At 12:35 local time today 12 May a violent new earthquake struck Nepal. According to the US Geological Survey the epicenter was close to Namche Bazar and therefore in the Everest area.
The Genziana d'Oro - Gran Premio Città di Trento of the 63rd edition of the Trento Film Festival was awarded to director Teboho Edkins for his film Coming of Age.
Speed and record-breaking alpinism seen (and experienced) by Ivo Ferrari.
Trekking, via ferrata, rock climbing in the Alps and in Australia: win an unforgettable experience with Get Vertical, the contest promoted by Salewa that runs through until 15 May 2015.
The Define Femmine contest promoted by Arc'teryx runs until 8 May 2015: four woman will be invited for a week long West Coast adventure to go climbing, kayaking and bouldering in Canada.
Following the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on Saturday 25 April we have now published a list of international aid organisations aiding survivors in Nepal.
The death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday and passes 3200, with more than 6000 people injured. The avalanche that struck Everest base camp is said to have caused at least 18 deaths. Four Italian speleologists are feared missing from the village of Langtang; Giuseppe Pino Antonini, Gigliola Mancinelli, Oskar Piazza and Giovanni Pizzorni.