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Val de Formin, Mondeval, Lago Fedèra: amazing places!

The Dolomites offer an exceptional variety of treks, from simple walks down in the valleys to long traverses high up at altitude. The Croda da Lago ring close to Cortina is certainly one of the most rewarding outings due to its interesting geology and stunning landscapes; it begins in a magnificent fir forest, ascends the […]

An original grotto on Tofana.

The grotta di Tofana on the lower bastion of the Tofana di Rozes. During the mid-half of latter century the Grotta di Tofana was a highly popular outing with visiting tourists, now though it is has fallen into disuse. I believe though that the walk and ferrata remains a highly interesting outing, above all in […]

Via Benjamin on Tofana di Mezzo.

In the summers of 2002 and 2003 the Scoiattoli Luigi Majoni and Davide Gaspari established a difficult and beautiful route up the East Face of the Tofana di Mezzo. The route isn’t well-known and ascends splendid limestone slabs and the overhangs up the mountain’s central spur. Due to the demanding nature of the climbing the […]

Sport climbing on Lagazuoi Piccolo.

Sport climbing Lagazuoi – A crag with easy single pitches for beginners. At the start of the new millennium the Cortina Mountain Guides decided to bolt a crag with easy single pitches for beginners. They chose Monte Lagazuoi, in particular a section on the south face located to the left (west) of the tunnel entrance […]

Via Calispera – Torre Dusso.

Great solid rock for a demanding route – Via Calispera. In summer 2006 Massimo Da Pozzo, Tiziano Cipriani and Nadia Dimai opened “Via Calispera”, a demanding new route up the Torre Dusso (2618 m). This peak is part of the mountain called Costa del Role, which culminates with two peaks (Torre Dusso and Torre Piazzesi, […]

The new Via Zoe, Lastoni di Formin.

The new Via Zoe, a bolted route on Lastoni di Formin. New “modern” route first ascended by untiring Massimo Da Pozzo on the Lastoni di Formin. Due to the poor weather conditions the route was ascended in three pushes with three different partners, namely Romanin Ivan, Serafini Danilo and Bruno Sartorelli. The eight pitches climb […]