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    Altavia 4000: Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni and the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps
    17.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Altavia 4000: Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni and the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps

    Italian mountaineers Nicola Castagna and Gabriel Perenzoni are currently climbing all 82 peaks over 4,000m in the Alps. Having set off on 4 May 4, the two aspirant mountain guides have already climbed 30 mountains as part of their project called Altavia 4000.

    Tschenglser Hochwand North Face skied in Ortler range by Florian Cappello, Roland Striker

    Tschenglser Hochwand North Face skied in Ortler range by Florian Cappello, Roland Striker

    At the end of May Florian Cappello and Roland Stricker skied a new line down the North Face of Tschenglser Hochwand / Croda di Cengles in the Ortler - Cevedale range, Italy.

    Täschhorn SW Face skied for first time by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez

    Täschhorn SW Face skied for first time by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez

    French alpinists Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez have skied the SW Face of Täschorn (4491m) in Switzerland. The new line is likely to be the first descent of this imposing face.



    Aldo Valmassoi skis Cristallo di Mezzo North Face in the Dolomites

    Aldo Valmassoi skis Cristallo di Mezzo North Face in the Dolomites

    Italian skier Aldo Valmassoi completed the first ski descent of the north face of Cristallo di Mezzo in the Dolomites. Valmassoi reports.

    Bietschorn SW Face, first ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez, Gilles Sierro

    Bietschorn SW Face, first ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez, Gilles Sierro

    On 9 May 2021 the three mountain guides Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez and Gilles Sierro completed the first ski descent of the SW Face of Bietschorn in Valais, Switzerland

    Andrzej Bargiel, Jędrek Baranowski climb Laila Peak

    Andrzej Bargiel, Jędrek Baranowski climb Laila Peak

    On 10 May Andrzej Bargiel and Jędrek Baranowski climbed Laila Peak (6096m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Starting from about 150m below the summit, the two Polish mountaineers then descended on skis.

    Paul Bonhomme makes first ski descent of Mont Pouzenc West Face

    Paul Bonhomme makes first ski descent of Mont Pouzenc West Face

    On 04/05/2021 the French mountain guide Paul Bonhomme made the first ski descent of the the West Face of Mont Pouzenc (Embrunais, France).

    Andrzej Bargiel claims first ascent and ski descent of Yawash Sar II in Pakistan

    Andrzej Bargiel claims first ascent and ski descent of Yawash Sar II in Pakistan

    On 30 April Andrzej Bargiel made the first ascent Yawash Sar II (6178m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Having reached the summit via the west face, the Polish mountaineer then made the mountain’s first ski descent.

    Hermann Comploj completes big first ski descent down Col Turont, Dolomites

    Hermann Comploj completes big first ski descent down Col Turont, Dolomites

    Interview with mountain guide Hermann Comploj who on 24/03/2021 made the first ski descent of the North Couloir on Col Turont (2419m) in Langental / Vallunga, Dolomites, Italy.

    Brenta Dolomites Cima Margherita - Canale Merzbacher integral ski descent

    Brenta Dolomites Cima Margherita - Canale Merzbacher integral ski descent

    The report by Andrea Cozzini and Claudio Lanzafame who on 13 March 2021 in the Brenta Dolomites made what is likely to be the first complete ski descent of Cima Margherita face and the Merzbacher gully.

    Combin de la Tsessette East Face in Switzerland ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez

    Combin de la Tsessette East Face in Switzerland ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez

    On 1 April 2021 French alpinists Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez made what is likely to be the first ski descent of the east face of Combin de la Tsessette (4141m) in Switzerland.

    Virger Nordkette winter traverse completed by Vittorio Messini, Matthias Wurzer
    07.04.2021 by Vittorio Messini in Alpinism

    Virger Nordkette winter traverse completed by Vittorio Messini, Matthias Wurzer

    From 2 -3 March 2021 Matthias Wurzer and Vittorio Messini, two mountain guides from Kals, Austria, completed a winter ascent of the Virger Nordkette (Frosnitzkamm) from Hintereggerkogel to Galtenscharte in one and a half days. Messini reports.

    Axelle Gachet-Mollaret, Robert Antonioli win the 2021 Ski Mountaineering World Cup
    01.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Axelle Gachet-Mollaret, Robert Antonioli win the 2021 Ski Mountaineering World Cup

    The last stage of the 2021 Ski Mountaineering World Cup was won last weekend at Madonna di Campiglio in Italy by Axelle Gachet-Mollaret and Matteo Eydallin. The Frenchwoman and Robert Antonioli won the overall World Cup 2021.

    Martina Valmassoi breaks 24-hour uphill ski record, climbs staggering 17,645m

    Martina Valmassoi breaks 24-hour uphill ski record, climbs staggering 17,645m

    From 21 and 22 March 2021 Martina Valmassoi from Italy broke the female 24-hour uphill ski record, ascending 17,645m in 24 hours at Auronzo di Cadore in the Dolomites.

    Mount Dunkirk in Canada skied by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh, Nick McNutt

    Mount Dunkirk in Canada skied by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh, Nick McNutt

    The South Face of Mount Dunkirk (3030m) the Rocky Mountains, Canada, was skied for the first time on 17/03/2021 by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh and Nick McNutt.

    Farewell to Luca Pandolfi

    Farewell to Luca Pandolfi

    On 17 March 2021 Luca Pandolfi perished in an avalanche above Flassin at Saint-Oyen in the Aosta Valley. Known by everyone, the Italian was a highly regarded snowboarder.

    At Pierra Menta 2021 Alba De Silvestro, Giulia Murada and Michele Boscacci, Davide Magnini crowned Long Distance World Champions
    15.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    At Pierra Menta 2021 Alba De Silvestro, Giulia Murada and Michele Boscacci, Davide Magnini crowned Long Distance World Champions

    On Friday 12 March 2021 at the classic Pierra Menta ski mountaineering competition the teams Alba De Silvestro & Giulia Murada and Michele Boscacci & Davide Magnini were crowned Long Distance World Champions.


    Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez ski new line on Tête Carrée in Mont Blanc massif

    Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez ski new line on Tête Carrée in Mont Blanc massif

    

On 10/03/2021 Frenchmen Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez skied the SE Face of Tête Carrée in the Mont Blanc massif. Called La Testa tra le stelle, the line is likely to be the first ski descent of this face.

    Mount Nelson first ski descent in Canada by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh

    Mount Nelson first ski descent in Canada by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh

    On 4/03/2021 alpinists and extreme skiers Ian McIntosh and Christina Lusti Lustenberger completed their childhood dream by scoring the first ski descent of Mount Nelson in Canada, skiing the mountain's striking East Face.

    La Cathédrale ski descent on Rochers du Rochail by Paul Bonhomme, Xavier Cailhol

    La Cathédrale ski descent on Rochers du Rochail by Paul Bonhomme, Xavier Cailhol

    On 6 March 2021 Paul Bonhomme and Xavier Cailhol skied La Cathédrale (1600m, 5.4-5.5/E4) down Rochers du Rochail in the Oisans massif, France.

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