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    Paul Bonhomme skis new line down Mont Pélago in Mercantour massif, France

    Paul Bonhomme skis new line down Mont Pélago in Mercantour massif, France

    French mountain guide Paul Bonhomme has made a new ski descent down Mont Pélago (2768m) the Mercantour massif in France. The 600m descent is called Les Larmes d’Ulysse.

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup: Axelle Gachet-Mollaret, Matteo Eydallin, Marianne Fatton, Oriol Cardona Coll triumph in Flaine
    11.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup: Axelle Gachet-Mollaret, Matteo Eydallin, Marianne Fatton, Oriol Cardona Coll triumph in Flaine

    Last weekend Axelle Gachet-Mollaret and Matteo Eydallin won the Individual category of the third stage of the 2020/2021 Ski Mountaineering World Cup in Flaine, France. The Sprint event was won by Marianne Fatton and Oriol Cardona Coll.


    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.

    Gold Card Couloir first ski descent in Canada by Brette Harrington, Christina Lustenberger, Andrew McNab

    Gold Card Couloir first ski descent in Canada by Brette Harrington, Christina Lustenberger, Andrew McNab

    Brette Harrington, Christina Lustenberger and Andrew McNab have made the first ski descent of Gold Card Couloir located between Mount Burnham and Mount Grady in the Monashee Mountains, Canada.

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup: Axelle Gachet-Mollaret, Robert Antonioli, Rémi Bonnet win in Verbier

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup: Axelle Gachet-Mollaret, Robert Antonioli, Rémi Bonnet win in Verbier

    Last weekend at Verbier in Switzerland Robert Antonioli and Axelle Gachet-Mollaret won the Individual race of the second stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2020/2021. Gachet-Mollaret and Rémi Bonnet won the Vertical race.


    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.

    North Face of Chaperon first ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Xavier Cailhol

    North Face of Chaperon first ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Xavier Cailhol

    Paul Bonhomme and Xavier Cailhol have made the first ski descent of the hitherto untouched North Face of Chaperon. Éperon des Saltimbanques is 1200m long and been graded 5.4/E4

    The Secret Garden on Pointe de Blonnière, new ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez

    The Secret Garden on Pointe de Blonnière, new ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez

    

On 05/01/2021 Frenchmen Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez skied a new line on Mount Blonnière 2362m, Aravis, called The Secret Garden.

    More steep skiing explored in the Dolomites

    More steep skiing explored in the Dolomites

    In 2020 Francesco Vascellari and Loris De Barba made what is likely to be the first ski descent of the South Face of Cima Ambrizzola in the Dolomites. A few months later they concluded another project with Davide D'Alpaos, namely the probable first descent of the west face of Croda de Marchi Sud in the Marmarole group.

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup: Nicolini, Gachet Mollaret, Anselmet and Fatton win in Ponte di Legno

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup: Nicolini, Gachet Mollaret, Anselmet and Fatton win in Ponte di Legno

    The first stage of the 2020/2021 Ski Mountaineering World Cup took place last weekend in Ponte di Legno, Italy. The Sprint race was won by Marianne Fatton and Thibault Anselmet while the Vertical Race was dominated by Axelle Gachet Mollaret and Federico Nicolini.

    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. 



    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.

    Video: Edmond Joyeusaz skiing the Mont Blanc Brenva Face

    Video: Edmond Joyeusaz skiing the Mont Blanc Brenva Face

    The video of the mountain guide Edmond Joyeusaz and his ski descent of the Brenva Face on Mont Blanc, carried out on 25/05/2020 down the climb first ascended by Gianni Comino and Gian Carlo Grassi in 1979.

    Walter Bonatti would have turned 90 today
    22.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Walter Bonatti would have turned 90 today

    In order to remember the great mountaineer and extremely special man who passed away in 2011, we’ve published the thoughts and memories of his inseparable life partner Rossana Podestà.

    Mont Blanc: Edmond Joyeusaz skis Brenva Face Comino-Grassi route

    Mont Blanc: Edmond Joyeusaz skis Brenva Face Comino-Grassi route

    On Monday 25 May 2020 the Italian mountain guide Edmond Joyeusaz skied from the summit of Mont Blanc down the Comino - Grassi route on the Brenva face, following the line first ascended in 1979 by Gianni Comino and Gian Carlo Grassi.

    A beer with Berna: a drink on Sunday evening for Matteo Bernasconi
    17.05.2020 by Ragni di Lecco in Alpinism

    A beer with Berna: a drink on Sunday evening for Matteo Bernasconi

    On Sunday 17 May 2020 at 18:30 the Italian Ragni di Lecco climbing club invites everyone to have a drink in memory of Matteo Bernasconi. Here is how the Ragni di Lecco, to which Berna belonged, explain the initiative.

    Ciao Berna! Farewell to Matteo Bernasconi
    13.05.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ciao Berna! Farewell to Matteo Bernasconi

    On 12 May 2020 Matteo Bernasconi, the talented Italian alpinist, mountain guide and member of the Ragni di Lecco climbing club, perished in an avalanche. Born in 1982 and loved by everyone, Berna was ski mountaineering in Valtellina when the accident occurred.

    Ski mountaineering in Turkey's Aladağlar mountains

    Ski mountaineering in Turkey's Aladağlar mountains

    Slovak mountain guide Miroslav Peťo reports about his ski touring trip to the Ala Dağlar mountain range in Turkey with Robert Vrlák and Rastislav Križan which resulted in a number of interesting descents including what is likely to be the first integral descent of Mount Demirkazik via its South Face.

    The North Face Covid-19 Explore Fund pledges €1 million to support outdoor communities
    06.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

    The North Face Covid-19 Explore Fund pledges €1 million to support outdoor communities

    We have received and publish the press release of The North Face that through its COVID-19 Explore Fund is committing € 1 million to support the outdoor communities affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Applications are welcome from companies and charities in the UK, Germany, France and Italy and are open until May 22nd 2020.

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