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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. During his fifty year long career he climbed Italian, Austrian, German, French, Swiss and Slovene mountains and even England’s cliffs. He opened up seventy or so rock […]

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 […]