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    Remembering Hansjörg Auer. By Nicola Tondini
    22.04.2019 by Nicola Tondini in Alpinism

    Remembering Hansjörg Auer. By Nicola Tondini

    Italian alpinist Nicola Tondini remembers Hansjörg Auer, the great Austrian mountaineer who died last week in an avalanche in Canada, along with David Lama and Jess Roskelley.

    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.

    Hopes dwindle for Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley
    19.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hopes dwindle for Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley

    The authorities at Parks Canada have issued a statement in which three mountaineers, presumed to be David Lama, Jess Roskelley and Hansjörg Auer, have died in an avalanche on Howse Peak in Canada.

    David Lama and Hansjörg Auer missing in Canada
    18.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    David Lama and Hansjörg Auer missing in Canada

    According to the Austrian newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung, Austrian alpinists David Lama and Hansjörg Auer are reported missing after an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains in Canada.

    Aaron Durogati's autumn in the Dolomites in an audio story. By Giovanni Spitale
    01.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    Aaron Durogati's autumn in the Dolomites in an audio story. By Giovanni Spitale

    Autumn in the Dolomites and the invisible air, from the point of view of the paragliding champion Aaron Durogati in this audio-story produced by Giovanni Spitale.

    Risk reduction in mountaineering, the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group video
    28.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Risk reduction in mountaineering, the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group video

    How to manage risk in the mountains, analysed in this fun video by French alpinists Léo Billon, Max Bonniot and Pierre Labbre belonging to the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group (GMHM) after their climbing expedition to Patagonia where they ascended Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy.

    Val di Mello online petition against path for the disabled
    13.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Val di Mello online petition against path for the disabled

    The Committee for the defence of Val Di Mello, Italy, has launched an online petition against the planned expansion of an existing path that would make it accessible to wheelchairs and the disabled. While thousands have already signed in protest, Luca Maspes, President of the Val di Mello Mountain Guides, urges for the plans to be reconsidered.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, alpinism and climbing for everyone on Mont Blanc
    07.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, alpinism and climbing for everyone on Mont Blanc

    From 4 to 7 July 2019 Chamonix, France will host the Arcteryx Alpine Academy. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

    Igor Koller appeals against access restrictions to Tatra National Park
    05.03.2019 by Igor Koller in Environment

    Igor Koller appeals against access restrictions to Tatra National Park

    Slovak mountaineer Igor Koller appeals to all mountaineers, climbers, walkers, ski mountaineers against restrictions within the Tatra National Park. An online petition has been created to safeguard access to these mountains in Slovakia.

    Ciao Albino Marchi, the driving force behind the Arco Rock Master
    13.02.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

    Ciao Albino Marchi, the driving force behind the Arco Rock Master

    Albino Marchi passed away yesterday afternoon. He was instrumental in the development of the Arco Rock Master climbing competition and his climbing event experience was second to none.

    Oscars 2019 nominations: Free Solo featuring Alex Honnold climbing El Capitan
    22.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Oscars 2019 nominations: Free Solo featuring Alex Honnold climbing El Capitan

    The film Free Solo directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi that documents Alex Honnold and his journey to climb, without a rope, Freerider up El Capitan in Yosemite, has been nominated for an Oscar Award 2019.

    Agostino Gustin Gazzera, goodbye to the spirit of the mountaineer
    17.01.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Agostino Gustin Gazzera, goodbye to the spirit of the mountaineer

    In memory of Agostino 'Gustin' Gazzera. Born in 1927, the Italian alpinist died on 11 January 2019 after demonstrating a lifetime’s love for the mountains.

    Cogne ice climbing: mountain guides in defence of Bearded Vulture in Valnontey
    18.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cogne ice climbing: mountain guides in defence of Bearded Vulture in Valnontey

    planetmountain.com has received and is publishing the press release of the Italian Mountain Guides regarding the Bearded Vulture in Valnontey (Cogne). Ice climbing is currently prohibited on the Money summit plateau and the adjacent icefalls: L’ago di Money, Di fianco alla leggenda, Repentance super, La volpe e l’uva, Monday Money, Gusto di Scozia and Flash estivo.

    Tommy Caldwell, climate change and Yosemite valley
    10.12.2018 by Tommy Caldwell in Environment

    Tommy Caldwell, climate change and Yosemite valley

    Starting from what he has observed in the Yosemite Valley, American climber Tommy Caldwell shares his concerns about climate change.

    La Sportiva 90th, mountaineering, climbing and footwear history in a prize-winning book
    05.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    La Sportiva 90th, mountaineering, climbing and footwear history in a prize-winning book

    The book 'La Sportiva 90th, a history of alpinism, passion, innovation' celebrating the first 90 years of the famous Italian outdoor footwear and clothing company is now on sale at www.lasportiva.com.

    Edward Mills wins award for Old Man of Hoy fundraising climb against cancer
    10.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Edward Mills wins award for Old Man of Hoy fundraising climb against cancer

    8-year-old Edward Mills, who raised over € 30,000 against cancer with his ascent of The Old Man of Hoy in Scotland, has won the prestigious annual 'Young Fundraiser of the Year - Pride of Britain Awards'.

    Crevasse fall on Toula Glacier: mountain guide Ezio Marlier reports
    17.10.2018 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

    Crevasse fall on Toula Glacier: mountain guide Ezio Marlier reports

    Last Saturday a young man fell into a crevasse on the Col del Toula glacier (Mont Blanc). He is currently in hospital in Sallanches. The report and considerations of Ezio Marlier, a well-known alpinist and mountain guide from Valle d'Aosta who, together with Rifugio Torino hut warden and Mountain Guide Armando Chanoine, first reached the accident site.

    Piolets d’Or 2018 ceremony in Poland / Report and photos
    12.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Piolets d’Or 2018 ceremony in Poland / Report and photos

    Complete report and photographs of the Piolets d’Or 2018, the prestigious annual mountaineering award celebrated from 20 - 23 September at Ladek Zdrój in Poland.

    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.

    Mont Blanc: fire ravages Grands Montets cable car
    12.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc: fire ravages Grands Montets cable car

    The Grands Montets cable car middle station caught fire yesterday afternoon. While no one was injured, the fire has caused significant damages.

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