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La Scala del Minighel – the Minighel ladder – and its history

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 https://www.guidedolomiti.com/en/via-ferrata-maria-e-andrea-ferrari-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 those […]

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. […]

The snow during the War.

This winter there is very little snow in the Dolomites, but it is not always so. Just a few years ago there was a Super Winter Season (65 feet of snow), as you can read here. Today everyone wants the snow, but during the Great War, the snow was a great and feared enemy.snow during […]

Dolomites – Portrait of the Pale Mountains.

Scottish artist Rowan Huntley loves painting mountains. Her latest collection of work has been inspired by the spectacular eastern Dolomites and will be on show at the Alpine Club in London from 9 November 2016 until 23 January 2017. dolomites paintings Rowan says of her work: “I have loved exploring and getting to know the […]

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