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Martin Feistl perishes on Scharnitzspitze
24/05/2024 - Alpinism
Martin Feistl perishes on Scharnitzspitze
Leading German alpinist Martin Feistl lost his life on 18 May 2024 on Scharnitzspitze while soloing the 'Spitzenstätter' route (VII, 270m).
Huge Langkofel Dolomites first ascent by Martin Feistl, Simon Gietl
27/02/2024 - Alpinism
Huge Langkofel Dolomites first ascent by Martin Feistl, Simon Gietl
On 2 and 3 February Martin Feistl and Simon Gietl made the first ascent of Aura (M6 AI5, 1200m) a new mixed climb on the northeast face of Langkofel / Sassolungo above Val Gardena in the Dolomites.
Ice Climbing Festival at Eispark Osttirol, Austria
30/12/2023 - Events
Ice Climbing Festival at Eispark Osttirol, Austria
From 11 - 14 January 2024 the Ice Park Osttirol will host its 7th Ice Climbing Festival. Open to everyone and located close to the Matreier Tauernhaus in East Tirol, Austria, the meeting will also host the Austrian State Championship.
Melloblocco 2023: the beauty and essence of bouldering, together
09/05/2023 - Events
Melloblocco 2023: the beauty and essence of bouldering, together
The 16th edition of Melloblocco, the world's biggest bouldering and climbing meeting, came to a close on Sunday in Val Masino - Val di Mello, Italy. 2500 registered climbers underline the success of the event which has no other equals...
Karpos donates 30,000 euros to Italian Mountain Rescue
30/01/2023 - Events
Karpos donates 30,000 euros to Italian mountain rescue
Thanks to its Mountain Friday initiative, the outdoor clothing brand Karpos has donated more than 30,000 euros to the Liguria, Piedmont, Tuscany and Veneto teams of the Italian mountain rescue.
Pfiete Jonas Hainz, climbing’s rising star who fell too soon
31/10/2022 - Alpinism
Pfiete Jonas Hainz, climbing’s rising star who fell too soon
South Tyrolean mountaineer Jonas Hainz has died at the age of 25. This summer he astounded everyone by completing one of the most important free solos of all time in the Dolomites, Moulin Rouge on Rotwand (2806m) in the Rosengarten...
Marmolada glacier collapse: all 11 victims identified, Phase Two now begins
11/07/2022 - Alpinism
Marmolada glacier collapse: all 11 victims identified, Phase Two now begins
All 11 victims involved in the glacier collapse on Sunday 3 July 2022 on Marmolada, Dolomites, have been identified. The mountain rescue service has announced that Phase Two will now begin.
Marmolada glacier collapse kills 11. 'Phase 2' now begins on the Queen of the Dolomites
03/07/2022 - Alpinism
Marmolada glacier collapse kills 11. 'Phase 2' now begins on the Queen of the Dolomites
A huge portion of the Marmolada glacier in the Italian Dolomites collapsed below Punta Rocca early on Sunday afternoon, killing 11 mountaineers.
- All 11 victims have been identified
- Phase Two now begins, marked by drone searches for the...
Corrado Korra Pesce perishes on Cerro Torre / The climb, accident and rescue attempt. By Matteo Della Bordella
31/01/2022 - Alpinism
Corrado Korra Pesce perishes on Cerro Torre / The climb, accident and rescue attempt. By Matteo Della Bordella
The El Chalten mountain rescue has announced that there is no longer any hope of finding Corrado 'Korra' Pesce alive. The Italian mountain guide was hit by rock and ice high up on Cerro Torre along with his Argentine climbing...
Corrado Korra Pesce critically injured on Cerro Torre, rescue operation suspended
30/01/2022 - Alpinism
Corrado Korra Pesce critically injured on Cerro Torre, rescue operation suspended
41-year-old Italian mountaineer Corrado 'Korra' Pesce was seriously injured in a climbing accident on Cerro Torre in Patagonia. Loved and respected by all, and known as one of the strongest climbers of his generation, Korra was climbing with Argentine mountaineer...
Lorenzo Scandroglio
16/07/2021 - Alpinism
Lorenzo Scandroglio
The Italian mountaineering community is in mourning: Lorenzo Scandroglio, a well-known mountain journalist, writer and translator, mountain hut warden, mountaineer and member of the Italian mountain rescue team, passed away at the age of 52.
Farewell to Cala Cimenti and Patrick Negro
09/02/2021 - Alpinism
Farewell to Cala Cimenti and Patrick Negro
Carlo Alberto Cimenti, best known as Cala, and Patrick Negro perished yesterday in an avalanche while skiing in the mountains of Susa Valley in Italy.
Campanile di Val Montanaia historic bell rings again across Dolomites
11/11/2020 - Alpinism
Campanile di Val Montanaia historic bell rings again across Dolomites
After being damaged by lightning in 2019, the bronze bell on the summit of Campanile di Val Montanaia in the Friuli Dolomites has been replaced by the CAI of Pordenone after a crowdfunding campaign.
Ski mountaineering in Turkey's Aladağlar mountains
Ski mountaineering in Turkey's Aladağlar mountains
Slovak mountain guide Miroslav Peťo reports about his ski touring trip to the Ala Dağlar mountain range in Turkey with Robert Vrlák and Rastislav Križan which resulted in a number of interesting descents including what is likely to be the...
Pandora on Pordoi, Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messin add huge mixed climb to the Dolomites
14/01/2020 - Alpinism
Pandora on Pordoi, Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messin add huge mixed climb to the Dolomites
From 16 to 17 December 2019, after a day of reconnaissance, alpinists Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini established Pandora (600m, V, M5, A0, WI6) up the west face of Pordoi (Dolomites) . This ice and mixed climb links via Abram...
Vallée Blanche fortuitous crevasse rescue
Vallée Blanche fortuitous crevasse rescue
The video of the mountain rescue carried out by Jeff Mercier and the French mountain rescue service of two very lucky skiers who fell into a crevasse while skiing off-piste down the Vallée Blanche in the Mont Blanc massif.

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