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The World Ski Cup races seen from Ra Bujela.

The World Ski Cup in Cortina and 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! Over the coming days, on the occasion of the spectacular Cortina d’Ampezzo Ski World Cup, which […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Croda d’Ancona.

In contrast to many years ago when mountain people made their living from pasture and agriculture, today Cortina’s economy is based mainly on tourism which has undoubtedly brought wellbeing and a certain wealth with it. There is a flip side to the coin, however. In peak season the mountains are frequently invaded by crowds of […]

Sport climbing in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

The many sport climbing rock faces around Cortina give climbing lovers around two thousand pitches to try out, a truly significant number and one which is growing thanks to the constant hard work and undoubted passion which has always been a feature of those working to provide climbers with a new and ever changing playground. […]