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    Orazio Codega, historic president and soul of CAMP, passes away aged 80
    19.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Orazio Codega, historic president and soul of CAMP, passes away aged 80

    Orazio Codega, president and genuine soul of CAMP, has passed away aged 80. Born in 1939, from the Sixties until 2004 he shaped the Italian company into becoming it one of the world leaders in the production of climbing and mountaineering equipment.

    Hors Piste, the unmissable animated short film with mountain rescuers Parmesan & Salami
    16.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hors Piste, the unmissable animated short film with mountain rescuers Parmesan & Salami

    The award-winning animated short film Hors Piste is online, featuring the hilarious and hapless mountain rescuers Parmesan and Salami

    Michele Boscacci, ski mountaineering in a family of champions

    Michele Boscacci, ski mountaineering in a family of champions

    Growing up in the limelight isn't easy, and if you are the son of a world champion you know this well. But not all stories are the same. La Sportiva storyteller meets Michele Boscacci to understand how the relationship with his father led him to become one of the strongest ski mountaineers in the world.

    Lhotse Couloir, the 2018 first ski descent by Hilaree Nelson, Jim Morrison
    17.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Lhotse Couloir, the 2018 first ski descent by Hilaree Nelson, Jim Morrison

    The video of the first integral ski descent of Lhotse (8516m) in the Himalaya, down the famous Lhotse Couloir skied in September 2018 by Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison.

    Christophe Henry, Juan Señoret ski Colmillo Del Diablo in Patagonia

    Christophe Henry, Juan Señoret ski Colmillo Del Diablo in Patagonia

    France’s Christophe Henry is currently on an extended skiing trip to Chile where he has scored a number of first ski descents, including Colmillo Del Diablo in Patagonia with Juan Señoret.

    Goodbye Davo Karničar, skier of the impossible

    Goodbye Davo Karničar, skier of the impossible

    On 16 September 2019 the Slovenian mountaineer and extreme skier Davo Karničar lost his life. Karničar was famous in particular for his first integral ski descent of Everest down the mountain’s south face.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, film premieres and top speakers at the Alpine Village
    25.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, film premieres and top speakers at the Alpine Village

    Film premieres and top speakers feature highly in the Alpine Village program of the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, the unique event from 4 - 7 July for climbers of all abilities wishing to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly at Chamonix Mont Blanc.

    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

    Presanella NE Ridge skied by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle

    Presanella NE Ridge skied by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle

    On 2 June 2019 Roberto and Luca Dallavalle skied the NE Ridge of Presanella, marking an incredible end to a special season on a classic alpine outing in the Adamello - Presanella group.

    Denis Trento and his exceptional spring ski mountaineering in Valle d'Aosta
    05.06.2019 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

    Denis Trento and his exceptional spring ski mountaineering in Valle d'Aosta

    Anomalous spring conditions across the Alps were exploited to the max by Denis Trento who managed to ski almost every day up in the Valle d’Aosta mountains. While “seeking the best conditions rather than famous descents”, Trento’s mountaineering always starts directly from the valley floor, is fast & light and at times resorts to using a bike to reduce the approach times.

    Piz Morteratsch in Switzerland, East Face ski descent by Costa, Terraneo, Varchetti

    Piz Morteratsch in Switzerland, East Face ski descent by Costa, Terraneo, Varchetti

    Saro Costa reports about the first ski descent of the ENE Face of Piz Morteratsch (3752m) in the Bernina range in Switzerland, climbed and skied via the Zippert / Kohler route on 23/05/2019 together with Davide Terraneo and Mattia Varchetti.

    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.

    Punta dell'Orco: Beber, Lanzafame and Maganzini ski Canale dell'Orco

    Punta dell'Orco: Beber, Lanzafame and Maganzini ski Canale dell'Orco

    Marco Maganzini reports about what is likely to be the first ski descent of 'Canale dell'Orco', carried out on 22/03/2019 with Alessandro Beber and Claudio Lanzafame on Punta dell'Orco (3069m) above Val Genova in Adamello massif of the Italian Alps.

    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.

    Another Brenta Dolomites big line skied by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle

    Another Brenta Dolomites big line skied by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle

    During what seems to resemble a never-ending winter, on 01/05/2019 Luca Dallavalle and Roberto Dallavalle completed what is believed to be the first ski descent of the NE Face of Crozzon di Val d'Agola in the Brenta Dolomites.

    Mezzalama Trophy 2019 / The hardest edition ever
    28.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Mezzalama Trophy 2019 / The hardest edition ever

    The most difficult Mezzlama ski mountaineering competition of all times was won on Sunday 28 April 2019 by the Italians Robert Antonioli, Michele Boscacci and Matteo Eydallin. France’s Lorna Bonnel and Axelle Mollaret and Italy’s Alba de Silvestro dominated the women’s race.

    Mezzalama 2019 live streaming
    28.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Mezzalama 2019 live streaming

    Live streaming of the XXII edition of the Mezzalama Trophy, the legendary ski mountaineering competition across the Monte Rosa massif. At 5.30am the 279 teams (837 athletes) set off from Breuil-Cervinia for the long high altitude traverse to Gressoney-La-Trinité via the Monte Rosa glacier.

    Cima di Bon NE Face skied by Luca and Roberto Dallavalle

    Cima di Bon NE Face skied by Luca and Roberto Dallavalle

    On 20/04/2019 Luca Dallavalle and his brother Roberto Dallavalle skied the Northeast Face of Cima di Bon in the Adamello - Presanella group. This is likely to be the first ski descent.

    Cima Scarpacò NW Face, Dallavalle brothers complete demanding ski descent

    Cima Scarpacò NW Face, Dallavalle brothers complete demanding ski descent

    Luca Dallavalle reports about what is likely to be the first ski descent of the NW Face of Cima Scarpacò (3252m) in the Adamello - Presanella group, climbed and skied on 22/04/2019 with his brother Roberto Dallavalle.

    Piz Dolf North Face ski descent by Marco Cavalli, Sébastien de Sainte Marie

    Piz Dolf North Face ski descent by Marco Cavalli, Sébastien de Sainte Marie

    Sébastien de Sainte Marie and Marco Cavalli have skied what is likely to the first descent of the North Face of Piz Dolf / Trinserhorn (3027m) in the Swiss Alps. de Sainte Marie reports.

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