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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 […]

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.

An easy ferrata: Ra Pegna 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 […]

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. […]