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05.12.2013 by Planetmountain in Events

La Montagna di Babele at Padova: theatre, exhibitions, cinema and events

On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of December the first edition of La Montagna di Babele will take place in Padua, Italy. Highline with Armin Holzer and Ale D'Emilia, the theatre piece "A way of being, words by and about Walter Bonatti" with Vasco Mirandola and Piccola Bottega Baltazar, urban trekking, films, exhibitions and events dedicated to the mountains as a place for thought and contemplation.

27.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Ueli Steck, Annapurna, alpinism and solo ascents: video interview by Hervè Barmasse

Video interview with Ueli Steck, conducted by Hervè Barmasse, after the historic solo ascent of the Annapurna South Face (8091m, Himalaya, Nepal) on 9 October 2013.

26.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Events

McConkey, final days at The Space Cinema

After the success of the first night on 25 November, today and tomorrow the screenings continue to remember Canadian ski and BASE jumping champion Shane McConkey.

Progetto Icaro: freeride camps in Italy

Three freeride camps mark the start of "Progetto Icaro", the association that aims to raise awareness among young freeriders about the importance of mountain safety.

Ortovox: avalanche airbag safety recommendations

Ortovox: Safety recommendations avalanche airbag Tour 32+7 ABS & Tour 30+7 W ABS

21.11.2013 by Alessandro Baù in Environment

Civetta, rock fall on Su Alto in the Dolomites

On 16 November 2013 a portion of the NW arête collapsed from Cima Su Alto in the Civetta group, Dolomites.

16.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Books-press

National Geographic announces 2014 Adventurers of the Year

From 14/11/2014 to 31/01/2014 you can cast your vote online for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2014. Nominees include Adam Ondra, Kilian Jornet Burgada, Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted.

15.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Events

Banskofilmfest 2013

From 20 - 24 November 2013 more than 110 film from 27 countries will be screened at the Bansko Film Festival in Bulgaria. Special guests include Peter Habeler, Simone Origone, Christian Stangl, Géraldine Fassnacht, Juanito Oiarzabal and Benedikt Purner.

09.10.2013 by Simonetta Radice in Environment

The Cogne mines between the past and the future - part 2

The restoration plan of the Cogne mines starts at the Ex Anselmetti area where the buildings are still in a good state. A journey between the past and future, with thoughts about the value of abandoned places. The second and final part by Simonetta Radice.

08.10.2013 by Simonetta Radice in Environment

The Cogne mines, between the past and the future - part 1

On 31 October 2013 the mining concession grant in Cogne will terminate and consequently an important part of the mining history of Cogne and the Aosta Valley will come to an end. Now, more than never, the time has come to deal with the issue of how to deal with the restoration.

03.10.2013 by Planetmountain in Events

Dreams and magic, Lugano celebrates an evening of alpinism and adventure

On Friday 15 November 15 Lugano (CH) will host Dreams and magic: breathtaking adventures from the Rätikon limestone to the glaciers of the Antarctic Peninsula with Nina Caprez, Cédric Lachat, Romulus Nottaris and Simon Anthamatten. This year celebrates the 15th anniversary of the death of Delio Ossola and all proceeds will be donated to the homonimous association.

02.10.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Sorapis: the video of the Dolomites rockfall

The video of the rockfall that took place on 30 September on Cadin del Laudo, Sorapiss group, Dolomites.

16.09.2013 by Simonetta Radice in Environment

The sustainable mobility challenge, from the cities to the Alps. By Simonetta Radice

Mobility Week 2013: from big cities to the mountains in search of a possible balance. By Simonetta Radice.

13.09.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Denali, aka Mount McKinley, 25m shorter

According to the latest measurements Denali, also known as Mount McKinley, is 25m lower than expected and is 6,168 m high.

03.09.2013 by Simonetta Radice in Events

Gran Paradiso Film Festival: the big show of mother nature

A look into a forgotten and neglected world that lies right under our nose: the Gran Paradiso Film Festival (August 26th – 31st in Cogne, Rhemes Saint Georges, Valsavarenche Villeneuve and Ceresole Reale) presented an opportunity to consider our relationship with nature.

20.08.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mario Richard dies during Dolomites BASE jump

Yesterday morning the BASE jumper Mario Richard died during a BASE jump off Sass Pordoi in the Dolomites. The expert pilot was married to American climber Steph Davis.

17.08.2013 by Karin Pizzinini in Events

A party for Icaro

A party has been organised on 22 August at Sass Dlacia, San Cassiano, Dolomites in honour of Corrado "Icaro" De Monte who died tragically on 12/08/2013 while reaching the base of Torre Iolanda, Moiazza (Dolomites). For those who cannot participate in person, Icaro's world party spans the globe.

13.08.2013 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ciao Icaro

On 12/08/2013 Corrado De Monte, known to all as Icaro, fell to his death while reaching base of Torre Iolanda in Moiazza (Dolomites). Born in Trieste 53 years ago, the Italian alpinist, caver and mountain guide was one of the most popular characters in the climbing and mountaineering world.

06.08.2013 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends and the 2013 nominations

The nominations for the VIII edition of Arco Rock Legends that will take place on Friday 6 September 2013 during the Rock Master Festival to assign both the Salewa Rock Award and the La Sportiva Competition Award. In the running for the sport climbing Oscars are Steve McClure, Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra and Chris Sharma for the Salewa Rock Award, while Angela Eiter, Mina Markovic and Jakob Schubert have been nominated for the La Sportiva Competition Award. The prestigious Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil award will be unveiled during the evening ceremony.

05.08.2013 by Benjamin Letham in Alpinism

Video: See you at the bottom!

Benjamin Letham documents his paragliding and wingsuit flights in Switzerland.




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