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Water, a precious resource!

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 […]

Ferrata Fusetti on Sass de Stria.

An easy via ferrata of great historical interest. Ferrata Fusetti on Sass de Stria was set up in the summer of 2018 by two teams of Alpini soldiers looking for the remains of second lieutenant Mario Fusetti, gold medal for bravery winner. The ferrata is located on the south-west face of Sasso di Stria (2477 […]

Cinque Torri, the “Scoiattoli’s crag”.

Classic and sport climbing for all levels in Cinque Torri. In Cinque Torri (“Five Towers”) classic and sport climbing routes run alongside each other. Notwithstanding the fact that it is possible to find a lot of information on the Internet about the Cinque Torri, I couldn’t resist in writing my suggestions. This place is special […]

Ra Cros de Ester Sprood – Pocol, a short circuit hike.

What I am about to describe is a pleasant short walk which lots of people are not familiar with, a circuit just a short distance from the town and an opportunity to hike through an attractive environment of woods and rock faces, frome Ester Sprood’s cross to the Pocol Military Sacrarium. TRAIL HEAD From Cortina […]

Sentiero Astaldi.

Sentiero Astaldi, an interesting geological site. The Sentiero Astaldi is one of the oldest equipped path in Cortina. Despite being an easy outing, the fact that there is a steel cable means that this itinerary falls into the Via Ferrata category. The Astaldi ferrata is devoted to Maria Luisa Astaldi, writer, journalist and literary critic. […]

Do you know who Angelo Dibona was?

Angelo Dibona, a great mountaineer. Angelo Dibona “Pilato”- 1879 to 1956 – unrivalled symbol of Cortina d’Ampezzo’s Alpine Guides, is considered one of the 20th century’s best climbers. In addition to be a Mountain Guide, Angelo Dibona became, in 1911, with Celestino De Zanna and Bortolo Barbaria, ski instructor: the first three ski instructors of […]