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    Piolets d'Or 2021 announces awarded ascents, Silvia Vidal receives Special Mention
    08.10.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d'Or 2021 announces awarded ascents, Silvia Vidal receives Special Mention

    The 2021 Piolets d'Or awards for alpinism will be awarded in November at Briançon, France, to Pierrick Fine and Symon Welfringer for their ascent of Sani Pakkush and Ethan Berman and Uisdean Hawthorn for their ascent of Mount Robson. Catalan climber Silvia Vidal has received a special mention.

    The Last Mountain: the story of Tom Ballard
    07.10.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The Last Mountain: the story of Tom Ballard

    The trailer of The Last Mountain, the BBC documentary directed by Chris Terrill that explores the life of British mountaineer Tom Ballard who died while attempting to climb Nanga Parbat in February 2019 with Italy's Daniele Nardi.

    Lorenzo Scandroglio
    16.07.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in 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.

    Mount Everest Centenary Exhibition launched by Alpine Club in London
    24.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

    Mount Everest Centenary Exhibition launched by Alpine Club in London

    The Alpine Club has opened its landmark exhibition 'Everest: By Those Who Were There' to the public. The exhibition commemorates 100 years since the first expedition to Mount Everest in 1921, and explores, in intimate detail, the three Alpine Club and Royal Geographical Society expeditions of the 1920s.

    Andrea Lanfri climbs Gran Sasso d’Italia during From Coast to Coast project
    22.06.2021 by Andrea Lanfri in Alpinism

    Andrea Lanfri climbs Gran Sasso d’Italia during From Coast to Coast project

    Italian paralympic athlete Andrea Lanfri reports about his From Coast to Coast project he carried out on Sunday 13 June, during which he climbed to the summit of Gran Sasso d’Italia. He started at Montesilvano on the Adriatic coast and finished his journey at Ladispoli on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Over 300 km non-stop, including the ascent of Corno Grande (2912m)

    Sadpara Air Safari inaugurated by Pakistan International Airlines
    20.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Sadpara Air Safari inaugurated by Pakistan International Airlines

    PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) has relaunched its Air Safari service, naming it Sadpara Air Safari after the prominent pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara.

    Reinhold Messner and Diane, Gioachino and Betta Gobbi, two weddings and an ode to life
    13.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

    Reinhold Messner and Diane, Gioachino and Betta Gobbi, two weddings and an ode to life

    While Reinhold Messner and Diane Schumacher have announced their wedding, the historic owners of Grivel, Betta and Gioachino Gobbi, got married on May 8 2021.

    Andrea Lanfri live on World Meningitis Day
    23.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Andrea Lanfri live on World Meningitis Day

    Starting at 9.00 am today, Italian Paralympic athlete Andrea Lanfri will travel the route from Marina di Pisa to Monte Serra and back, non-stop, alternating running and cycling. The event will be broadcast live on his social channels, to celebrate World Meningitis Day.

    Alex Buisse and his Mont Blanc Lines climbing posters
    01.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Alex Buisse and his Mont Blanc Lines climbing posters

    Interview with French photographer Alex Buisse about his Mont Blanc Lines climbing poster project.

    Farewell to Cala Cimenti and Patrick Negro
    09.02.2021 by Planetmountain in 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.

    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.

    Etienne Bernard, goodbye to the young alpinist from Val di Fassa, Dolomites
    14.01.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Etienne Bernard, goodbye to the young alpinist from Val di Fassa, Dolomites

    Etienne Bernard, the 27-year-old ski instructor, mountain guide and mountaineer from Val di Fassa, perished in an avalanche yesterday on Mount Pordoi (Dolomites, Italy).

    Marmolada: exploring the first refuge in the Dolomites with Bruno Pederiva
    12.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Marmolada: exploring the first refuge in the Dolomites with Bruno Pederiva

    The oldest refuge in the Dolomites, located on the east face of Punta Penia on Marmolada, featuring mountain guide Bruno Pederiva.


    Graham Zimmerman, an Imperfect Advocate
    17.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Graham Zimmerman, an Imperfect Advocate

    American alpinist Graham Zimmerman, winner of the Piolets d’Or 2020, sees see firsthand the effects of human-driven climate change on the world and decides that he must take action. This forces him to confront his personal carbon footprint to become an Imperfect Advocate. 



    Petition against oil drilling close to Fontainebleau
    16.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Petition against oil drilling close to Fontainebleau

    A petition has been launched by Environnement Bocage Gâtinais (EBG) against an Oil Drilling project just 4 km from the Fontainebleau forest, famous for being the world's bouldering mecca. On the 19th of October EBG will present the petition to the commissioner.

    Monte Rosa Capanna Margherita end of season timelapse
    16.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Monte Rosa Capanna Margherita end of season timelapse

    The time-lapse from Capanna Margherita on Monte Rosa. This is the last video of 2020, since the highest mountain hut in the Alps has now closed its summer season.

    Cinque Torri flash mob in protest against new infrastructure in the Dolomites
    05.09.2020 by Andrea Benesso in Environment

    Cinque Torri flash mob in protest against new infrastructure in the Dolomites

    The press release concerning a 'mountaineering' flash mob that took place on 03/40/2020 on the Cinque Torri (Cortina, Dolomites) in protest against new ski lifts and constructions in the Dolomites.

    Heinz Mariacher, mountaineering, freedom and the Paul Preuss Award
    02.09.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Heinz Mariacher, mountaineering, freedom and the Paul Preuss Award

    The report and words about mountaineering from the Paul Preuss Prize, awarded to the Austrian mountaineer Heinz Mariacher celebrated at Reinhold Messner's Firmian Castle. Mariacher is the eighth alpinist to receive the prestigious award after Messner himself, Hanspeter Eisendle, Albert Precht, Hansjörg Auer, Alexander Huber, Beat Kammerlander and Bernd Arnold.

    Heinz Mariacher receives Paul Preuss Award 2020
    24.08.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Heinz Mariacher receives Paul Preuss Award 2020

    Austrian alpinist Heinz Mariacher is the recipient of the Paul Preuss Award 2020. Mariacher is the eighth mountaineer to receive the prestigious prize after Reinhold Messner, Hanspeter Eisendle, Albert Precht, Hansjörg Auer, Alexander Huber, Beat Kammerlander and Bernd Arnold.

    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.

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