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The historic gunpowder magazine.

Between 1859 and 1862 Ampezzo town council had a gunpowder magazine built in the Revis area. The battles of 1848 in Cadore and the first war of independence declared by the Kingdom of Sardinia against the Austrian Empire were still very much alive in the memories of the Ampezzo people. The objective of the second […]

Via ferrata Maria e Andrea Ferrari up Ra Bujela.

To the delight of all via ferrata lovers, the Cortina Mountain Guides have recently equipped a new ferrata up Ra Bujela, the northernmost of the two rocky towers in the Tofana group. The chairlift that leads from the Duca Aosta hut to the Pomedes hut passes in between these two towers and while Ra Bujela […]

The normal route of Becco Muraglia – Nuvolau.

The climb I’m going to tell you about today is Becco Muraglia (2271 m), an isolated rocky crag at the foot of Mt. Nuvolau and the starting point of the historic Muraglia di Giau wall. Bèco de ra Marògna in Ampezzo dialect is clearly visible from the Passo Giau road near the Casera of the […]

The tragedy of Neptune, the plane crashed on Fradusta.

Today I want to tell you about some facts which happened in summer 2009.Lockheed P-2V6 Neptune This story began with an email that really aroused my curiosity. The letter, sent to me on April 1st from an unknown person, said: “Dear Sir: I am going to be in Italy between June 1 and June 24, […]

Pousa Marza, a wonderful snowshoe destination.

When it’s a matter of a snowshoes walk the Pousa Marza area is certainly one of my favourites both because you have it more or less to yourself and for the magnificent views you get on this beautiful trip.pousa marza snowshoe The area is at the eastern limits of the Ampezzo Dolomites Nature Park and […]

Taghia rock climbing, the best climbs in Morocco! Don’t miss Taghia!

OVERVIEW taghia rock climbing In September 2009, I went to Morocco with my friends from the “Scoiattoli di Cortina” group (the Squirrel Group, one of the most famous climbing clubs in Italy). The purpose of our trip was to open a new route on one of the incredible walls of the Taghia area. The group […]