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    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.

    Tamara Lunger to climb highest mountains in Italy
    01.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tamara Lunger to climb highest mountains in Italy

    South Tyrolean mountaineer Tamara Lunger begins today her 'Tamara Tour Italy'. This summer she will travel by camper across Italy to discover and climb the highest mountains in the country’s 20 regions.

    A thought for Alex Zanardi
    23.06.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

    A thought for Alex Zanardi

    A thought for paralympic sports icon Alex Zanardi who is fighting for his life in hospital in Siena and who has always been an incredible and invincible friend for everyone.

    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.

    Hike & Fly with Angela Bonato, Giovanni Spitale
    11.06.2020 by Giovanni Spitale in Alpinism

    Hike & Fly with Angela Bonato, Giovanni Spitale

    Giovanni Spitale and Angela Bonato discuss their Hike & Fly; powered only by their own means they reach point where to liftoff and fly their paragliders. An eco-friendly and sensible way to enjoy the mountains in these particular times. By Giovanni Spitale.

    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.

    Carie, at 9pm this evening the premiere of the film by Marzio Nardi, Federico Ravassard, Achille Mauri
    27.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Carie, at 9pm this evening the premiere of the film by Marzio Nardi, Federico Ravassard, Achille Mauri

    From 21:00 to 24:00 this evening the premiere of Carie, the film by Marzio Nardi, Federico Ravassard and Achille Mauri exploring and climbing in the marble quarries at Carrara in Italy.

    Tom Ballard, the film about the great British climber
    24.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tom Ballard, the film about the great British climber

    Tom, the film by Angel Esteban and Elena Goatelli, is now online. This documents the attempt of British mountaineer Tom Ballard to become the first to solo in the same winter season the six great North Faces of the Alps: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger. This is a touching portrait about Ballard who lost his life on Nanga Parbat with Daniele Nardi in 2019.

    The mountains won’t wait. By Enrico Veronese, Giovanni Zaccaria

    23.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The mountains won’t wait. By Enrico Veronese, Giovanni Zaccaria


    The video, photos and words of Giovanni Zaccaria and Enrico Veronese about how, once again, the mountains can inspire us.

    Matterhorn guides raise over €14,000 with charity sale of historic Échelle Jordan ladder
    21.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Matterhorn guides raise over €14,000 with charity sale of historic Échelle Jordan ladder

    The Italian Matterhorn Guides have raised € 14,631 with the sale of the historic Échelle Jordan, the original rope ladder used by thousands of mountaineers on their way to the summit of the Matterhorn. The money will go to charities fighting the coronavirus.

    Remembering Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley
    16.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Remembering Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley

    It's a year to the day that Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Jess Roskelley were killed in a climbing accident on Howse Peak in Canada.

    Rosso 70, online the mountaineering, memories and life of the Scoiattoli di Cortina
    09.04.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Rosso 70, online the mountaineering, memories and life of the Scoiattoli di Cortina

    Courtesy of the Scoiattoli di Cortina we have published online Rosso 70: Stories and memories of 70 years of alpinism of the Scoiattoli di Cortina. The film by Vinicio Stefanello and Francesco Mansutti retraces the first 70 years of the historic and famous Italian mountaineering club established in the Dolomites in 1939.


    Of Rocks and Needles: Isabelle and Volker Schöffl, medical volunteers and climbers in Laos
    04.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Of Rocks and Needles: Isabelle and Volker Schöffl, medical volunteers and climbers in Laos

    The award-winning film Of Rocks and Needles directed by Kilian Reil documenting the voluntary medical work in Laos of German climber and doctor Volker Schöffl and his wife Isabelle.

    La Sportiva produces face masks to combat coronavirus pandemic
    01.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

    La Sportiva produces face masks to combat coronavirus pandemic

    Everyone is united, even the outdoor world against Covid-19: La Sportiva has converted part of its production to create lab coats and face masks for the Province of Trento to combat the coronavirus emergency.

    Eleonora Delnevo: the sound of the epidemic affecting us all
    28.03.2020 by Eleonora Delnevo in Environment

    Eleonora Delnevo: the sound of the epidemic affecting us all

    'This is my city. This is Bergamo. This is the sound of the epidemic affecting us all.' Italian mountaineer Eleonora Delnevo shares the pain of her city battling against the coronavirus.

    Steve House live online with the Masherbrum Tales
    26.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Steve House live online with the Masherbrum Tales

    
Today at 18:00 CET live streaming with American alpinist Steve House as he talks about his attempt on the unclimbed North Pillar of Masherbrum and how this paved the way for some of the most important ascents of his career.

    Do your part

    Do your part

    Now more than ever we are called upon to do our part. We must stay at home for everyone’s good, in order to regain happiness and also the freedom to return to the mountains.

    Tamara Lunger home training
    20.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tamara Lunger home training

    Join South Tyrolean mountaineer Tamara Lunger every two days as she broadcasts her home training on her Instagram channel. A home workout to stay in shape and have fun.

    Klaas Willems: Cystic Fibrosis, Coronavirus and why further apart is closer together
    18.03.2020 by Klaas Willems in Climbing

    Klaas Willems: Cystic Fibrosis, Coronavirus and why further apart is closer together

    Extremely talented Belgian climber Klaas Willems, affected by Cystic Fibrosis, appeals to the climbing community to stay at home to decrease the spread of the Coronavirus.

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