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  • 22.06.2021 XS Eco, last days to test the new Vibram climbing rubber

    XS Eco, last days to test the new Vibram climbing rubber

    These are the final days for the free Vibram customization of your climbing shoes with the new Vibram XS Eco compound, made with 20% of processing offcuts. Register on the Vibram Testerplace platform until 25 June; climbers will receive free resoling and become ‘testers’ of the new climbing rubber.

  • 17.06.2021 Vibram XS Eco, until 25 June the Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab

    Vibram XS Eco, until 25 June the Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab

    Until the 25th of June 2021 Vibram XS Eco, Vibram's new green climbing rubber, is the main feature of the Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab Virtual Tour. Register at Vibram Testerplace, receive free customisation of your climbing shoes and become ‘testers’ of the new compound.


  • 14.06.2021 Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab and the Vibram XS Eco climbing shoe rubber


    Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab and the Vibram XS Eco climbing shoe rubber


    Vibram XS Eco is the new green climbing shoe rubber which from today until the 25th of June main feature of the Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab. A limited number of climbers, by registering on the Vibram Testerplace platform, will receive a free customisation of their climbing shoes and become real 'testers' of the new climbing sole.

  • 16.04.2021 Train like a Pro with the MyClimb app

    Train like a Pro with the MyClimb app

    MyClimb is the world's premier mobile climbing app. Designed to log climbs outdoors and indoors and track workouts in any location in the world, featuring climbing training with professional climbers to improve fitness and avoid injuries.

    XS Eco, last days to test the new Vibram climbing rubber

    XS Eco, last days to test the new Vibram climbing rubber

    These are the final days for the free Vibram customization of your climbing shoes with the new Vibram XS Eco compound, made with 20% of processing offcuts. Register on the Vibram Testerplace platform until 25 June; climbers will receive free resoling and become ‘testers’ of the new climbing rubber.

    Vibram XS Eco, until 25 June the Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab

    Vibram XS Eco, until 25 June the Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab

    Until the 25th of June 2021 Vibram XS Eco, Vibram's new green climbing rubber, is the main feature of the Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab Virtual Tour. Register at Vibram Testerplace, receive free customisation of your climbing shoes and become ‘testers’ of the new compound.


    Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab and the Vibram XS Eco climbing shoe rubber


    Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab and the Vibram XS Eco climbing shoe rubber


    Vibram XS Eco is the new green climbing shoe rubber which from today until the 25th of June main feature of the Vibram Sole Factor Mobile Lab. A limited number of climbers, by registering on the Vibram Testerplace platform, will receive a free customisation of their climbing shoes and become real 'testers' of the new climbing sole.

    Train like a Pro with the MyClimb app
    16.04.2021 by MyClimb (sponsor) in Climbing

    Train like a Pro with the MyClimb app

    MyClimb is the world's premier mobile climbing app. Designed to log climbs outdoors and indoors and track workouts in any location in the world, featuring climbing training with professional climbers to improve fitness and avoid injuries.

    Farewell to Galliano Bordin, founder of AKU
    02.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Farewell to Galliano Bordin, founder of AKU

    Galliano Bordin, the founder of the Italian footwear company AKU, passed away aged 85 on Saturday. The son of a family of shoemakers, Bordin founded the company at Montebelluna in Northern Italy and exported walking shoes, trekking and mountaineering boots and outdoor footwear to over 30 countries around the world including Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

    Climbing and climate change

    Climbing and climate change

    How does our love for the mountains affect the climate? And what can we do to change this process? Germany's Lena Marie Müller, who is currently doing a PhD on the effects of climate change at the University of Innsbruck and recently repeated the E9 Prinzip Hoffnung at Bürs, shares her thoughts.

    A beer with Berna: a drink on Sunday evening for Matteo Bernasconi
    16.05.2020 by Ragni di Lecco in Alpinism

    A beer with Berna: a drink on Sunday evening for Matteo Bernasconi

    On Sunday 17 May 2020 at 18:30 the Italian Ragni di Lecco climbing club invites everyone to have a drink in memory of Matteo Bernasconi. Here is how the Ragni di Lecco, to which Berna belonged, explain the initiative.

    The mountains won’t wait. By Enrico Veronese, Giovanni Zaccaria

    21.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The mountains won’t wait. By Enrico Veronese, Giovanni Zaccaria


    The video, photos and words of Giovanni Zaccaria and Enrico Veronese about how, once again, the mountains can inspire us.

    Matterhorn guides raise over €14,000 with charity sale of historic Échelle Jordan ladder
    21.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Matterhorn guides raise over €14,000 with charity sale of historic Échelle Jordan ladder

    The Italian Matterhorn Guides have raised € 14,631 with the sale of the historic Échelle Jordan, the original rope ladder used by thousands of mountaineers on their way to the summit of the Matterhorn. The money will go to charities fighting the coronavirus.

    Rosso 70, online the mountaineering, memories and life of the Scoiattoli di Cortina
    09.04.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Rosso 70, online the mountaineering, memories and life of the Scoiattoli di Cortina

    Courtesy of the Scoiattoli di Cortina we have published online Rosso 70: Stories and memories of 70 years of alpinism of the Scoiattoli di Cortina. The film by Vinicio Stefanello and Francesco Mansutti retraces the first 70 years of the historic and famous Italian mountaineering club established in the Dolomites in 1939.


    La Sportiva produces face masks to combat coronavirus pandemic
    30.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

    La Sportiva produces face masks to combat coronavirus pandemic

    Everyone is united, even the outdoor world against Covid-19: La Sportiva has converted part of its production to create lab coats and face masks for the Province of Trento to combat the coronavirus emergency.

    Eleonora Delnevo: the sound of the epidemic affecting us all
    25.03.2020 by Eleonora Delnevo in Environment

    Eleonora Delnevo: the sound of the epidemic affecting us all

    'This is my city. This is Bergamo. This is the sound of the epidemic affecting us all.' Italian mountaineer Eleonora Delnevo shares the pain of her city battling against the coronavirus.

    Do your part

    Do your part

    Now more than ever we are called upon to do our part. We must stay at home for everyone’s good, in order to regain happiness and also the freedom to return to the mountains.

    Tamara Lunger home training
    20.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tamara Lunger home training

    Join South Tyrolean mountaineer Tamara Lunger every two days as she broadcasts her home training on her Instagram channel. A home workout to stay in shape and have fun.

    Klaas Willems: Cystic Fibrosis, Coronavirus and why further apart is closer together
    18.03.2020 by Klaas Willems in Climbing

    Klaas Willems: Cystic Fibrosis, Coronavirus and why further apart is closer together

    Extremely talented Belgian climber Klaas Willems, affected by Cystic Fibrosis, appeals to the climbing community to stay at home to decrease the spread of the Coronavirus.

    Partnership vs Coronavirus
    15.03.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Partnership vs Coronavirus

    We are called upon to face one of the biggest tests of our time, one the must deal with the utmost difficulties. In order to do so we must use all our strength and experience. And we must do it all together. Only then will everything be fine.

    Stefano Ghisolfi: stay at home, it’s time to climb and let your imagination soar
    09.03.2020 by Stefano Ghisolfi in Climbing

    Stefano Ghisolfi: stay at home, it’s time to climb and let your imagination soar

    Stefano Ghisolfi, one of the best sport climbers in the world, appeals to the climbing community to not underestimate the Coronavirus crisis and to stay at home as much as possible.

    Orazio Codega, historic president and soul of CAMP, passes away aged 80
    19.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Orazio Codega, historic president and soul of CAMP, passes away aged 80

    Orazio Codega, president and genuine soul of CAMP, has passed away aged 80. Born in 1939, from the Sixties until 2004 he shaped the Italian company into becoming it one of the world leaders in the production of climbing and mountaineering equipment.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, film premieres and top speakers at the Alpine Village
    25.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, film premieres and top speakers at the Alpine Village

    Film premieres and top speakers feature highly in the Alpine Village program of the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, the unique event from 4 - 7 July for climbers of all abilities wishing to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly at Chamonix Mont Blanc.

    David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, Jess Roskelley: farewell to three great mountaineers
    19.04.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, Jess Roskelley: farewell to three great mountaineers

    Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley have perished while climbing Howse Peak, a difficult and remote mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Initially reported as missing, their deaths have been confirmed by the parents of David Lama and Jess Roskelley. The loss of this world class trio of alpinists is unfathomable.

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