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    Crevasse fall on Toula Glacier: mountain guide Ezio Marlier reports
    17.10.2018 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

    Crevasse fall on Toula Glacier: mountain guide Ezio Marlier reports

    Last Saturday a young man fell into a crevasse on the Col del Toula glacier (Mont Blanc). He is currently in hospital in Sallanches. The report and considerations of Ezio Marlier, a well-known alpinist and mountain guide from Valle d'Aosta who, together with Rifugio Torino hut warden and Mountain Guide Armando Chanoine, first reached the accident site.

    Piolets d’Or 2018 ceremony in Poland / Report and photos
    12.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Piolets d’Or 2018 ceremony in Poland / Report and photos

    Complete report and photographs of the Piolets d’Or 2018, the prestigious annual mountaineering award celebrated from 20 - 23 September at Ladek Zdrój in Poland.

    La Sportiva 90th anniversary book wins best corporate monographs 2018
    20.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    La Sportiva 90th anniversary book wins best corporate monographs 2018

    The book 'La Sportiva 90th, a history of alpinism, passion, innovation' has won the 2018 OMI award for the best corporate monograph went to La Sportiva for its innovative approach and storytelling capacity.

    Mont Blanc: fire ravages Grands Montets cable car
    12.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc: fire ravages Grands Montets cable car

    The Grands Montets cable car middle station caught fire yesterday afternoon. While no one was injured, the fire has caused significant damages.

    Tom Belz summits Kilimanjaro on route towards personal growth
    07.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tom Belz summits Kilimanjaro on route towards personal growth

    On 9 August 2018 the disabled mountaineer Tom Belz reached the summit of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, without a leg and on crutches. An adventure to understand his personal limits but above all to encourage others to push beyone their personal boundaries.

    Pilots warn drones endanger rescue helicopter safety
    02.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Pilots warn drones endanger rescue helicopter safety

    Marco Kostner, pilot of the Aiut Alpin Dolomites, warns of the dangers rescue helicopters face due to reckless use of drones in the mountains.

    Cosmiques Arête rockfall on Mont Blanc
    27.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cosmiques Arête rockfall on Mont Blanc

    Rockfall took place on 22 August 2018 on the famous Arête des Cosmiques in the Mont Blanc massif. La Chamoniarde is currently strongly advising against climbing the popular Cosmiques Arête ridgeline.

    Time is immense. The Grivel Day at Courmayeur
    16.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Time is immense. The Grivel Day at Courmayeur

    The video documenting the Grivel Day at Courmayeur. On 5 August 2018 Grivel Courmayeur celebrated its 200th anniversary and its timeless, boundless love for mountaineering.

    Climbing Oscars to Reinhold Messner, Adam Ondra, Romain Desgranges at the Arco Rock Legends 2018
    30.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Climbing Oscars to Reinhold Messner, Adam Ondra, Romain Desgranges at the Arco Rock Legends 2018

    On Friday, 27th July 2018 the coveted Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn di Aquafi was awarded to Reinhold Messner during the 13th Arco Rock Legends awards. Adam Ondra won the Wild Country Rock Award and Romain Desgranges the La Sportiva Competition Award. The other candidates were Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos, Janja Garnbret and Reza Alipour Shenazandifard

    Reinhold Messner, Adam Ondra, Romain Desgranges are the 2018 Arco Rock Legends
    28.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Reinhold Messner, Adam Ondra, Romain Desgranges are the 2018 Arco Rock Legends

    On Friday, 27th July 2018 the coveted Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn di Aquafi was awarded to Reinhold Messner during the 13th Arco Rock Legends awards. Adam Ondra won the Wild Country Rock Award and Romain Desgranges the La Sportiva Competition Award. The other candidates were Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos, Janja Garnbret and Reza Alipour Shenazandifard

    Arco Rock Legends Friday Awards ceremony with Reinhold Messner and top climbers
    26.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Legends Friday Awards ceremony with Reinhold Messner and top climbers

    On Friday, 27th July 2018 the coveted international climbing awards Arco Rock Legends will take place in Arco, Italy. Legendary mountaineer and rock climber Reinhold Messner will receive the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn award di Aquafil. Nominated for the sports climbing oscars are Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos and Adam Ondra (Wild Country Rock Award) and Romain Desgranges, Janja Garnbret and Reza Alipour Shenazandifard (La Sportiva Competition Award)

    Karl Unterkircher Award 2018 / Nanga Parbat by Simone Moro, Ali Sadpara, Alex Txikon
    20.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Karl Unterkircher Award 2018 / Nanga Parbat by Simone Moro, Ali Sadpara, Alex Txikon

    The 5th Karl Unterkircher Award was awarded on 14 July 2018 in Selva di Val Gardena, Italy to Simone Moro who, together with Ali Sadpara and Alex Txikon, carried out the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in February 2016. The other climbers that had been nominated Ines Papert and Luka Lindič for their new route on Kyzyl Asker in Kyrgyzstan (China), and Simon Gietl and Marcel Schenk for the new mixed climb up Pizzo Badile in Switzerland.

    Grivel: history, wonders and the first 200 years of mountaineering
    19.07.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Grivel: history, wonders and the first 200 years of mountaineering

    A day with Gioachino Gobbi in Courmayeur, examining the history of Grivel and alpinism in the brand new Espace Grivel that will be inaugurated on 5 August 2018.

    Ciao Monica
    18.07.2018 by Francesca Colesanti in Alpinism

    Ciao Monica

    Two days ago Monica Campo Bagatin passed away. For over 35 years she ran the hut Rifugio Casèra Bosconero in Val di Zoldo, Dolomites and she was the first woman to join the Val Zoldana mountain rescue squad. On 28 July she would have received at Rocca Pietore the Pelmo d'Oro 2018 Special Mention for her hospitality in the mountains. Francesca Colesanti recalls this unique, unforgettable woman.

    Cjanevate 150 and Arrampicarnia 2018, the great climbing meeting in the Carnic Alps
    03.07.2018 by Giuliana Tonut in Events

    Cjanevate 150 and Arrampicarnia 2018, the great climbing meeting in the Carnic Alps

    From 13 to 15 July 2018 Passo di Monte Croce Carnico in the Carnic Alps, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy, will host the historic climbing meeting Arrampicarnia. The event will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of Crete delle Chianevate. Three days of rock climbing, encounters, courses, walks, activities for children and guided ascents up Via Grohmann and Via Normale.

    Before and after the Mariacher
    02.07.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

    Before and after the Mariacher

    90 years La Sportiva. The Mariacher, the violet climbing shoes by La Sportiva that represent an unconditional point of reference in the history of climbing. Not only sport climbing

    Reinhold Messner at Arco Rock Legends / All the climbing Oscar nominations
    29.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Reinhold Messner at Arco Rock Legends / All the climbing Oscar nominations

    On Friday 27 July 2018 the Arco Rock Legends sport climbing Oscars will celebrate its XIII edition awarding the prestigious Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn di Aquafil to Reinhold Messner. Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra have been nominated for the Wild Country Rock Award, while Romain Desgranges, Janja Garnbret, Reza Alipour Shenazandifard are in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award.

    Val Bondasca paths officially closed after Pizzo Cengalo rockslide
    14.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Trekking

    Val Bondasca paths officially closed after Pizzo Cengalo rockslide

    For safety reasons all paths in Val Bondasca are officially closed until further notice following the Piz Cengalo rockfall on 23 August 2017.

    Hansjörg Auer to attempt Lupghar Sar West solo
    13.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Hansjörg Auer to attempt Lupghar Sar West solo

    Interview with Austrian mountaineer Hansjörg Auer on the eve of his departure for Lupghar Sar West, a 7181m high mountain in the Karakorum, Pakistan which he plans to climb solo.

    Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa
    10.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa

    The film Loved by All: the story of Apa Sherpa directed by Eric Crosland that tells the moving story of Apa Sherpa, who entered the Guinness Book of Records for having climbed Mount Everest 21 times. Through his work he aims to provide education for children in the Khumbu valley in Nepal.

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