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  • 12.07.2019 Robert Leistner climbs cutting edge traditional Elbsandstein masterpiece

    Robert Leistner climbs cutting edge traditional Elbsandstein masterpiece

    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.

  • 26.06.2019 Alex Puccio: pure bouldering power and passion

    Alex Puccio: pure bouldering power and passion

    Interview with American climber Alex Puccio, one of the most accomplished female boulderers in the world.

  • 20.06.2019 Tomas Franchini and his solo ascent of Lamo She in China

    Tomas Franchini and his solo ascent of Lamo She in China

    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°

  • 19.06.2019 Gran Paradiso new summit ascent and descent route. Interview with Alex Chabod

    Gran Paradiso new summit ascent and descent route. Interview with Alex Chabod

    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.

    La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail, recap of the legendary Dolomites trail running competition
    15.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail, recap of the legendary Dolomites trail running competition

    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.

    Two rucksacks, one friendship. Ivo Ferrari and remembers Marco Anghileri
    07.07.2019 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    Two rucksacks, one friendship. Ivo Ferrari and remembers Marco Anghileri

    Ivo Ferrari remembers Marco Anghileri, his friend and mountaineer from Lecco.

    Ice & Palms, Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck cycle ski across the Alps

    Ice & Palms, Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck cycle ski across the Alps

    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

    The Principles of Alpine Climbing / Mountain safety with Steve House
    24.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The Principles of Alpine Climbing / Mountain safety with Steve House

    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.

    Val di Mello: agreement reached for contested path for the disabled
    17.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Val di Mello: agreement reached for contested path for the disabled

    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.

    Matterhorn Carrel hut restrictions. Interview with Flavio Bich, Cervino guides president
    13.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Matterhorn Carrel hut restrictions. Interview with Flavio Bich, Cervino guides president

    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.

    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.

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