Videos and memories of the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail race, the legendary trail running competition that took place around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites at the end of June and was won by Tim Tollefson and Kathrin Götz.
German rock climber Robert Leistner has made the first free ascent of Vertreibung der letzten Idealisten up the Nonnengärtner tower in the Elbsandstein massif in Germany. Graded 12a, or French 8c, this is now the most difficult climb in the German part of the Elbsandsteingebirge. What makes this climb remarkable is that is was first ascended and freed, as per tradition, ground-up, past long runouts between the ring bolts and without chalk.
Interview with American climber Alex Puccio, one of the most accomplished female boulderers in the world.
Interview with the Italian mountaineer Tomas Franchini after his solo ascent of the virgin East Face of Lamo She (6070m) in China. The 1500m new climb is called Wild Blood and was graded WI5, M5, V°, 90°
Interview with Alex Chabod, vice president of the Gran Paradiso Mountain Guides, after the decision to recommend an ascent route and a different descent route on Gran Paradiso in order to avoid queues forming on the final meters to the summit.
Ivo Ferrari remembers Marco Anghileri, his friend and mountaineer from Lecco.
The award-winning film Ice & Palms that documents the extraordinary journey carried out by Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck across the Alps by bike and of skis from Germany to Nice in France
American alpinist Steve House has created a free video series entitled Alpine Principles to teach the climbing community how to make better decisions in the mountains.
After months of controversy concerning a planned expansion in Val di Mello, Italy, of an existing path that would make it accessible to wheelchairs and the disabled, an agreement has now been reached to protect the pristine valley. The peaceful protest scheduled for Saturday 18th May has therefore be transformed into a celebration for all.
Interview with the president of the Cervino mountain guides Flavio Bich, after the decision to restrict the places available in Capanna Carrel, the hut on the Italian side of the Matterhorn, and to make reservation obligatory in the summer months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starting from what he has observed in the Yosemite Valley, American climber Tommy Caldwell shares his concerns about climate change.