The profession of “Alpine Guide” was born officially during the second half of the 19 Century with the arrival of the first climbing explorers. The use of the “Libretto Guida Alpina” (Guide’s booklet) was introduced then, upon which the rich gentlemen of the time could write their opinions and comments on their climbs and on the Guide that accompanied them.
This custom remained in place until the mid 90s and then was discontinued.
On this page you can see some images from the “Libretto” of my great grandfather and also from my own “Libretto” which I used until 1994.
Today, if you climb with me and would like to record your thoughts about your climb, you can use this space. This is certanly less romantic than the old Guide Notebook, but a nice way to share your experience.