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Ra Pegna, an easy via ferrata suitable for beginners.

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 guides which is ideal for […]

Via Ferrata del Vajont, the Ferrata della Memoria.

Via Ferrata della Memoria, also referred to as Via Ferrata del Vajont, is a new via ferrata based on an idea by Fabio Bristot, a member of the Bellunese Dolomites Mountain Rescue squad who wanted to remember the Vajont tragedy through this new route. The ferrata was financed thanks to the “SaferAlps” cross-border project which […]

Via ferrata Maria e Andrea Ferrari up Ra Bujela.

To the delight of all via ferrata lovers, the Cortina Mountain Guides have recently equipped a new ferrata up Ra Bujela, the northernmost of the two rocky towers in the Tofana group. The chairlift that leads from the Duca Aosta hut to the Pomedes hut passes in between these two towers and while Ra Bujela […]

Sentiero Olivieri.

Olivieri path (Sentiero Olivieri) is a nice equipped path facilities that joins Rifugio Pomedes (2303 m) with rifugio Ra Valles (2470 m). It is important to not confuse the Sentiero Olivieri with the similar sounding Via ferrata Giuseppe Olivieri, as the latter is an challenging and exposed via ferrata up the vertical south arete of […]

Snow situation.

It’s nearly the end of May now and a great many people are asking us what the snow situation is like now on our beautiful mountains. How much snow is there in the Dolomites now? Which vie ferratas are open? Can you climb at the Cinque Torri? And can you climb the Pomagagnon? As I […]

The Grotta di Tofana.

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 spring when temperatures rise and hundreds of spectacular stalagmites form in the cave […]

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