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  • 17.05.2019 Val di Mello: agreement reached for contested path for the disabled

    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.

  • 22.04.2019 Remembering Hansjörg Auer. By Nicola Tondini

    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.

  • 19.04.2019 David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, Jess Roskelley: farewell to three great mountaineers

    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.

  • 19.04.2019 Hopes dwindle for Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley

    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.

    Val di Mello: agreement reached for contested path for the disabled
    16.05.2019 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.

    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.

    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.

    Tommy Caldwell, climate change and Yosemite valley
    11.12.2018 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.

    La Sportiva 90th, mountaineering, climbing and footwear history in a prize-winning book
    05.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    La Sportiva 90th, mountaineering, climbing and footwear history in a prize-winning book

    The book 'La Sportiva 90th, a history of alpinism, passion, innovation' celebrating the first 90 years of the famous Italian outdoor footwear and clothing company is now on sale at www.lasportiva.com.

    Trail running in Switzerland: 3 magnificent runs in the Swiss Alps

    Trail running in Switzerland: 3 magnificent runs in the Swiss Alps

    Mountain running in Switzerland: Bettmeralp alongside the Aletsch Glacier, Lauterbrunnen to Grindelwald and Monte Zucchero. Three magnificent trail running routes in the Swiss Alps taken from the guidebook 'Run the Alps Switzerland: 30 Must-Do Trails' produced by PatitucciPhoto and ALPSinsight.

    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.

    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.

    Ciao Monica
    17.07.2018 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.

    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.

    Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa
    02.06.2018 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.

    La Sportiva 90th anniversary, failure leads to success
    02.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    La Sportiva 90th anniversary, failure leads to success

    The story of La Sportiva, which recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, via one of its iconic products, the Trango boot. Featuring With Reinhold Messner, Simone Moro, Lorenzo Delladio, Giulia Delladio, Giuliano Jellici, Matteo Jellici, Enzo Jellici

    Ueli Steck first anniversary of his accident in the Himalayas
    30.04.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck first anniversary of his accident in the Himalayas

    Remembering Ueli Steck, the great Swiss alpinist who perished a year ago on Nuptse (Himalayas, Nepal).

    Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest
    05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest

    From 21 to 22 April 2018 Arco (Garda Trentino) will host the Adventure Awards Days and also the international climbing photography contest Arco Rock Star with some of the best outdoor photographers in Europe. Everyone can compete in the Open category; registration now online.

    Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days 2018, in April the Garda Trentino outdoor festival
    11.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days 2018, in April the Garda Trentino outdoor festival

    From 20 - 22 April 2018 Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Star guests include Simone Moro, Jeremy Collins, Jane Goodall, Nicolas Favresse, Emilio Previtali, Dino Lanzaretti, Jakub Rybicki, Valeria Mosca, Igor D’India. The festival will also host the thrid edition of Arco Rock Star, the international climbing photography contest in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

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