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24.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Pizzo Cengalo massive rockfall video

The video of the massive rockfall that occurred on 23 August 2017 on the NE Face of Pizzo Cengalo (3396 m) in Val Bregaglia, Switzerland.

Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna. The Dolomites at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, USA

From 25 August to 7 October 2017 the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art di Charleston, South Carolina (USA) will exhibit the works of alpinist and painter Riccarda de Eccher. 12 new watercolours dedicated to the Dolomites, ‘her' mountains, will be on view.

23.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Mike Kosterlitz in Arco for the Climbing Ambassador

On Friday 25 August at Arco, Italy, Mike Kosterlitz will be the special guest of the 12th Arco Rock Legends, the sport climbing Oscars. The climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate will receive the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo) are the nominees of the La Sportiva Competition Award.

22.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Großglockner rescue helicopter crash and miracle escape caught on camera

The dramatic video of a helicopter crashing during a mountain rescue operation on Großglockner, Austria's highest peak. Miraculously everyone escaped practically unharmed. Vittorio Messini, Mountain Guide and member of the Austrian Alpine Rescue, provides insight into the accident.

18.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bivacco dal Bianco at Passo Ombretta, Marmolada, closed for maintenance

From 21 to 23 August 2017 the bivouac Bivacco dal Bianco located at the Ombretta Pass on Marmolada, Dolomites, will be closed for maintenance.

08.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends 2017: the 6 nominations for the sport climbing Oscar

The sport climbing Oscars return to Arco on Friday 25 August 2017 with the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends, celebrated during the 31st Rock Master. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while the La Sportiva Competition Award nominees are Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo). The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador will be awarded to Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz.

03.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Steve House mountain training workshop at Chamonix on 19 August

Five questions to American alpinist Steve House who, together with Scott Johnston, will run a Mountain Performance Workshop at St. Gervais close to Chamonix on 19 August 2017.

24.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bird's-eye view of the Dolomites

The Dolomites seen through the eyes of bird: a RedBull video of an eagle flying close to the rock faces in the Italian Dolomites.

19.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Steve House, looking back on the Denali Slovak Direct

17 years after his ground-breaking ascent, American alpinist Steve House looks back on the extremely fast repeat of the Slovak Direct up the South Face of Denali (Alaska), climbed with Mark Twight and Scott Backes in 60 hours non-stop.

13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Christian Maurer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for fifth consecutive victory

At 10:53 am today the 34-year-old Swissman Christian Maurer won the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for the fifth time running, while France’s Benoit Outters placed second. Maurer needed 11 days, 23 hours and 23 minutes to paraglide and walk across the Alps from Salzburg to Austria all the way to the Principality of Monaco

12.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer on course for his fifth victory

Swiss Christian Maurer is getting close to the finish line of his fifth consecutive Red Bull X-Alps 2017 victory.

11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps: the tough finale gets even tougher

Day 10 held no great surprises in store but proved difficult for all athletes. While many reached the Matterhorn, Christian Maurer is now 120km from the finish line, ahead of Benoit Outters and Paul Guschlbauer.

10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps, the going gets tough even for Christian Maurer

The ninth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 proved to be more difficult than expected with many athletes making little headway, including competition leader Christian Maurer who is currently 150 km from the finish line.

10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc

The video directed by Arnaud Moro dedicated to French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux and his latest work on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc, aimed at raising awareness about global warming.

09.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer reaches the Matterhorn, Gaspard Petiot retires from race

At the start of the eighth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, Switzerland’s Christian Maurer reached the last turnpoint at the Matterhorn and is now heading towards the finish line at Monaco. Yesterday his strongest rival, France’s Gaspard Petiot, was forced to abandon the competition.

07.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot celebrates comeback

On day 6 of the great flight across the Alps France’s Gaspard Petiot has managed to reduce the gap between race leader Christian Maurer from Switzerland.

06.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Maurer leads at Monte Baldo, Durogati forced to retire

Switzerland’s Christian Maurer continues his lonely lead and a massive flight has taken him to the Turnpoint at Monte Baldo (Italy). France’s Gaspard Petiot trails in second place, Austria’s Paul Guschlbauer is currently third. Unfortunately this morning Italy’s Aaron Durogati was forced to pull out of the race due to his knee injury.

02.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: the great adventure begins

The eighth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps started in Salzburg, Austria this morning. 31 athletes will take part in this incredible 1138km traverse across the Alps by paraglider or on foot. Italian Aaron Durogati explains in the following video what lies in store.

30.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017 starts in 2 days time

In 2 days time, on Sunday 2 July, the eighth edition of Red Bull X-Alps will start. 31 athletes will compete in this extenuating and incredible traverse across the Alps, by paraglider or on foot, from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco.

29.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati and Sebastian Huber win Red Bull X-Alps 2017 prologue

Today Aaron Durogati (ITA) and Sebastian Huber (GER) won the Leatherman Prologue, which marks the start of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, the race across the Alps from Salzburg to Montecarlo by paraglider or on foot that kicks off on 2 July.

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