Croda d’Ancona

Elisabetta on the summit of Croda de Ancona

In search of a quiet and solitary place, 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. …

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Sport climbing in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Sport climbing - Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina d’Ampezzo and sport climbing 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 …

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The snow during the War

The snow during the War killed 10.000 soldiers 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).Today everyone wants the snow, but during the Great War, the snow was a great and feared …

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Dolomites – Portrait of the Pale Mountains

Portrait of Tofane mountains.

Dolomites paintings: “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: …

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The walk around Tofana di Rozes and the ferrata Scala del Minighel

Mountain goat - Tofana di Rozes circuit

The Tofana di Rozes circuit is definitely one of my favourite outings because of its wonderful natural environment, interesting history in both war and peace and for the legendary Minighèl ladder and Tofana di Rozes itself which, for me, is the most beautiful mountain in the Dolomites.It is a beautiful outing, I believe, not too …

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Fanes Waterfalls, deep canyons and amazing gorges

Bridge over Rio Fanes

The Fanes waterfalls, canyons and streams This extremely panoramic and spectacular trip winds its way through deep canyons and gorges to the confluence of the Fanes, Travenenzes and Ra Vales valleys north of Cortina linking up hugely impressive sites in landscape and hydro-geological terms. The two walks underneath the Fanes waterfalls are truly spectacular. The …

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