Historic crags in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Eleonora Colli climbing at Colfiere crag

Sasso di Colfiere – Colfiere crag Of Cortina’s many splendid rock faces, Colfiere crag merits special attention less because of its intense “finger pulling” climbs but more because it was one of the first low altitude faces to be developed and has been used by local climbers since the 1950s. The first to make use …

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The World Ski Cup in Cortina and Ra Bujela ferrata in winter

Ra Bujela ferrata in winter

Climbing the Ra Bujela ferrata in winter and the chance to admire the World Cup athletes racing from above is certainly a one-of-a-kind experience for mountain lovers! On the occasion of the spectacular Cortina d’Ampezzo Ski World Cup, which will see the best athletes in the world racing on the fabulous Olimpia delle Tofane slope, …

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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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A great climb on solid rock!

Wolkenreise on Cadini di Misurina

Wolkenreise on Cadini di Misurina: a wonderful bolted route Wolkenreise is the name chosen by the first ascensionists for this short but truly beautiful alpine sport climb that makes its way up the west face of Pilastro di Misurina in the Cadini Group of the Dolomites. It isn’t a new route, in fact it was established …

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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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