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    La Sportiva 90th anniversary book wins best corporate monographs 2018
    20.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    La Sportiva 90th anniversary book wins best corporate monographs 2018

    The book 'La Sportiva 90th, a history of alpinism, passion, innovation' has won the 2018 OMI award for the best corporate monograph went to La Sportiva for its innovative approach and storytelling capacity.

    Pilots warn drones endanger rescue helicopter safety
    02.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Pilots warn drones endanger rescue helicopter safety

    Marco Kostner, pilot of the Aiut Alpin Dolomites, warns of the dangers rescue helicopters face due to reckless use of drones in the mountains.

    Monte Rosa Express clocked up by Denis Trento and Robert Antonioli
    31.08.2018 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

    Monte Rosa Express clocked up by Denis Trento and Robert Antonioli

    Denis Trento talks about his fast raid in the Monte Rosa massif together with Robert Antonioli across the peaks Lyskamm, Colle del Lys, Punta Dufour and Punta Zumstein.

    Aiguille du Midi cable car closed for maintenance once again
    28.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Aiguille du Midi cable car closed for maintenance once again

    After the closure in June, the second section of the Aiguille du Midi cable car has been closed for an indefinite period due to maintenance works.

    Time is immense. The Grivel Day at Courmayeur
    16.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Time is immense. The Grivel Day at Courmayeur

    The video documenting the Grivel Day at Courmayeur. On 5 August 2018 Grivel Courmayeur celebrated its 200th anniversary and its timeless, boundless love for mountaineering.

    Piolets d'Or 2018: Gasherbrum I, Shispare, Nilkanth win, Nilkanth and Alex Honnold receive special mention
    02.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d'Or 2018: Gasherbrum I, Shispare, Nilkanth win, Nilkanth and Alex Honnold receive special mention

    Three ascents have been selected for the Piolets d'Or 2018: Gasherbrum I climbed by Zdeněk Hák and Marek Holeček, Shispare climbed by Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima and Nuptse NW climbed by Frédéric Degoulet, Benjamin Guigonnet and Hélias Millerioux. Special mentions have been awarded for the ascent of Nilkanth by Chantel Astorga, Anne Gilbert Chase and Jason Thompson and also to Alex Honnold for his outstanding contribution to climbing in the year 2017. Andrej Štremfelj to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

    K2: Andrzej Bargiel historic first ski descent video

    K2: Andrzej Bargiel historic first ski descent video

    The video of the historic first ski descent of K2, carried out by Poland’s Andrzej Bargiel on 22 July 2018.

    Andrzej Bargiel completes historic first ski descent of K2

    Andrzej Bargiel completes historic first ski descent of K2

    On 22 July 2018 30-year-old Polish alpinist Andrzej Bargiel made the coveted historic first ski descent of K2, skiing directly off the 8611m high summit of the second highest mountain in the world.

    Aiguille du Midi cable car reopens after unexpected maintenance
    11.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Aiguille du Midi cable car reopens after unexpected maintenance

    After unforeseen maintenance works the Aiguille du Midi cable car in the Mont Blanc massif has reopened once again.

    Innominata Ridge Speed: Denis Trento and Robert Antonioli race up Mont Blanc
    30.06.2018 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

    Innominata Ridge Speed: Denis Trento and Robert Antonioli race up Mont Blanc

    Denis Trento reports about his fast ascent of the Innominata Ridge, carried out with Robert Antonioli in just 6 hours and 10 minutes. Although undoubtedly a fast ascent, the climb is interesting above all because, climbing as a roped team, they ascended with an increased safety margin

    Legendary Aiguille Verte Nant Blanc face skied by Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez

    Legendary Aiguille Verte Nant Blanc face skied by Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez

    On 19 June 2018 Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez made a rare ski descent of the mythical NW Face of Aiguille Verte, also referred to as Nant Blanc, in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Slovak Direct, Denali: Chantel Astorga and Anne Gilbert Chase seal first female ascent
    19.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Slovak Direct, Denali: Chantel Astorga and Anne Gilbert Chase seal first female ascent

    Interview with Anne Gilbert Chase after the ninth ascent and first female ascent of the Slovak Direct on Denali, climbed from 2 - 5 June 2018 with Chantel Astorga.

    La Sportiva 90th anniversary, failure leads to success
    02.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    La Sportiva 90th anniversary, failure leads to success

    The story of La Sportiva, which recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, via one of its iconic products, the Trango boot. Featuring With Reinhold Messner, Simone Moro, Lorenzo Delladio, Giulia Delladio, Giuliano Jellici, Matteo Jellici, Enzo Jellici

    Paul Bonhomme completes Aiguille Verte 4 Faces in a day

    Paul Bonhomme completes Aiguille Verte 4 Faces in a day

    French mountain guide Paul Bonhomme has completed his project of climbing and skiing 4 different faces on the Aiguille Verte (4122 m) in the Mont Blanc massif on the same day.

    Precautionary recall of 3+ avalanche transceivers
    16.05.2018 by Ortovox in Gear

    Precautionary recall of 3+ avalanche transceivers

    Ortovox has launched a precautionary recall of 3+ avalanche transceivers running software 2.1. Published below is the press release provided by Ortovox.

    Sébastien de Sainte Marie skis steep Swiss trilogy

    Sébastien de Sainte Marie skis steep Swiss trilogy

    36-year-old Swiss steep skier Sébastien de Sainte Marie reports about an interesting trilogy of steep ski descents between Davos and Arosa: West Face of Schiesshorn (2605m) and Tiejer Flue (2781m) on his own, and the North Face of Chüpfenflue (2658m) with Michal Dzian. These descents came about thanks to the 'exceptional winter' and while it is unclear whether they are first descents, they are certainly very rare indeed.

    Altai Mountains / Steep skiing in Siberia by Daniel Ladurner & Co

    Altai Mountains / Steep skiing in Siberia by Daniel Ladurner & Co

    In April 2018 Daniel Ladurner, Klaus Gruber, Michael Sinn, Wolfgang Hell and Lukas Schäfer scored a series of interesting ski descents in the Altai massif of Siberia.

    Triolet North Face daring descent by Jonathan Charlet and Christophe Henry

    Triolet North Face daring descent by Jonathan Charlet and Christophe Henry

    France's Jonathan Charlet and Christophe Henry have made a ski and snowboard descent down the North Face of Triolet, Mont Blanc massif.

    La Promenade, the Valle d'Aosta ski mountaineering traverse by Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croix

    La Promenade, the Valle d'Aosta ski mountaineering traverse by Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croix

    The film La Promenade which documents the ski tour traverse across the Valle d'Aosta by Italian freeriders Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croux.

    
Aiguille du Dru, La ceinture des Drus descent clip

    Aiguille du Dru, La ceinture des Drus descent clip

    The short clip of Vivian Bruchez who on 13 April 2018 teamed up with Jean Baptiste Charlet and Jonathan Charlet to make the first ski and snowboard descent of a new line across the NW Face of Aiguille du Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.

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