Via Ferrata Routes in Slovenia

Via ferrata in Slovenia

An exciting way of exploring the mountains As you probably know, via ferrata in Italian means “iron path”. Quite an accurate description for this type of Alpine route. It involves steel cables that run periodically every 1 to 10 m along the rocky surface of a (usually) rocky enclave. You can move along this path …

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Water, a precious resource!

Water is in short supply

Water is in short supply. Let’s learn to make careful use of it! I recently ate at Rifugio Cinque Torri and was very happy to note an intelligent initiative by the Associazione Rifugi Alpini del Veneto: an educational placemat reminding patrons how precious water is and inviting them to be wise in their use of …

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Ferrata Fusetti on Sass de Stria

Ferrata Fusetti on Sass de Stria

An easy via ferrata of great historical interest Ferrata Fusetti on Sass de Stria was set up in the summer of 2018 by two teams of Alpini soldiers looking for the remains of second lieutenant Mario Fusetti, gold medal for bravery winner. The ferrata is located on the south-west face of Sasso di Stria (2477 …

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Cinque Torri, the “Scoiattoli’s crag”

The Five Towers - 5 Torri

Classic and sport climbing for all levels in Cinque Torri In Cinque Torri (“Five Towers”) classic and sport climbing routes run alongside each other.Notwithstanding the fact that it is possible to find a lot of information on the Internet about the Cinque Torri, I couldn’t resist in writing my suggestions. This place is special for …

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Ra Cros de Ester Sprood – Pocol, a short circuit hike

From Ra Cros de Ester Sprood to the Military Sacrarium in Pocol What I am about to describe is a pleasant short walk which lots of people are not familiar with, a circuit just a short distance from the town and an opportunity to hike through an attractive environment of woods and rock faces, frome …

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Sentiero Astaldi

Sentiero Astaldi

Sentiero Astaldi, an interesting geological site The Sentiero Astaldi is one of the oldest equipped path in Cortina. Despite being an easy outing, the fact that there is a steel cable means that this itinerary falls into the Via Ferrata category.The Astaldi ferrata is devoted to Maria Luisa Astaldi, writer, journalist and literary critic. This …

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