The legend of the Knight of Brack

The Knight of Brack

The “Gran Bracun”, the Knight of Brack For a short walk, or for a “cultural” stop if you pass through these parts, I suggest today a curiosity regarding the Knight of Brack. Around 1930, a painting appear on the left shoulder of the High Bridge (Ponte Alto in Italian). Alfred Mutschlechner, the historic owner of …

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The hill of the machine

Fodara Vedla

Verso il 1850 il Comune di Marebbe fece un consistente taglio di legname a Fanes e lo vendette ad un mercante veneto.
Per poterlo far fluire verso la pianura attraverso il Boite, il legname doveva essere trasportato nel piano di Revis. Fu indetto allora un concorso che venne vinto dai cavallai ampezzani…

The history of the Giau Wall

Discovering the Giau Wall

An ancient history, the Giau Wall The history of the Giau Wall is an ancient one. It is about a controversy over some pastures and land between the inhabitants of two neighboring municipalities: San Vito di Cadore and Cortina d’Ampezzo. The first written document that testifies to the contrasts between the two towns dates back …

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An anniversary to remember

Il tracciato della via Dimai Eotvos sulla Tofana di Rozes

The route Dimai/Eötvös on the south face of Tofana di Rozes The summer of 2021 will celebrate two important anniversaries in the mountain climbing arena: the first climbs of the South Face of Punta Fiames and of the South Face of Tofana di Rozes. Both climbs were achieved by one of the most famous and …

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Do you know who Angelo Dibona was?

Angelo Dibona, a great mountaineer Almost all of the “Dibona routes” are ultra-elegant requiring not simply great technical skill but also significant stamina from mountaineers. His first ascents were done at a relatively advanced age. Angelo Dibona possessed that specific instinct which only men who have grown up in the mountains have. Paul Preuss and …

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La Scala del Minighel – the Minighel ladder

Climbing on ferrata Scala del Minighel

The Minighel ladder, the first via ferrata in Cortina d’Ampezzo 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 …

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