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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 […]

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 […]

Do you know who Angelo Dibona was?

Angelo Dibona, a great mountaineer Angelo Dibona “Pilato”- 1879 to 1956 – unrivalled symbol of Cortina d’Ampezzo’s Alpine Guides, is considered one of the 20th century’s best climbers. In addition to be a Mountain Guide, Angelo Dibona became, in 1911, with Celestino De Zanna and Bortolo Barbaria, ski instructor: the first three ski instructors of […]

Kalymnos, rock climbing and sponges

When I publish an article on this site, it is rare that I write something which is not closely related to the Dolomites and if I do so it is because I believe that the subject may be of interest to reader climbers.Kalymnos is one of 12 islands in the Dodecanese in the Eastern Aegean […]

La Scala del Minighel – the Minighel ladder

The Minighel ladder, the history of Cortina d’Ampezzo’s first ferrata. The Minighel ladder, Ra Šàra del Minighèl Ladin, is a truly unusual ferrata both in its history and the special way it was made which marks it out from all the ferratas which I have climbed in many years of mountain walks and climbs. Also […]

Ra Pegna, an easy via ferrata suitable for beginners

An easy ferrata: Ra Pegna Ra Pegna is the name of a rocky tower which, together with Ra Bujela, rises to the side of the Schuss, the steep gully which the athletes competing in the World Ski Cup downhill whizz along in winter. An easy via ferrata was put in in June by Cortina’s Alpine […]

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