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Sport climbing on Lagazuoi Piccolo

A crag with easy single pitches for beginners At the start of the new millennium the Cortina Mountain Guides decided to bolt a crag with easy single pitches for beginners. They chose Monte Lagazuoi, in particular a section on the south face located to the left (west) of the tunnel entrance for the Galleria del […]

Via Calispera – Torre Dusso

Great rock for a demanding route – Via Calispera on Torre Dusso In summer 2006 Massimo Da Pozzo, Tiziano Cipriani and Nadia Dimai opened “Via Calispera”, a demanding new route up the Torre Dusso (2618 m). This peak is part of the mountain called Costa del Role, which culminates with two peaks (Torre Dusso and […]

The new Via Zoe, Lastoni di Formin

The new Via Zoe, a bolted route on Lastoni di Formin New “modern” route first ascended by untiring Massimo Da Pozzo “Mox” on the Lastoni di Formin. Due to the poor weather conditions the route was ascended in three pushes with three different partners, namely Romanin Ivan, Serafini Danilo and Bruno Sartorelli.The eight pitches climb […]

The ferrata degli Alpini on Col dei Bos.

Ferrata Col dei Bos – Dolomites of Ampezzo In November 2007 the Italian military, based in Bolzano, established the via ferrata Col dei Bosferrata col dei bos alpini. This “Via ferrata degli Alpini” follows the line of an existing route and works were completed in November 2008.The ferrata ascends the South Face of the Col […]

Via ferrata Sci Club 18 – Monte Faloria – Dolomites

A new via ferrata just above Cortina: the Sci Club 18 The “Sci Club 18” is a demanding new via ferrata which winds its way up the Crepe di Faloria face, immediately beneath the cable car which leads up to the top of Monte Faloria above Cortina. This difficult and exposed ferrata offers spectacular views […]

Guide’s booklet was introduced during the 19 Century

The Mountain Guide Booklet, an old habit As far back as the 15th century, the Venetian Republic hired and paid the local mountaineers to accompany the official mapmakers through the Dolimites to trace the Austrian-Venetian border. Later, in 1865, the Austrian state officially authorised the discipline of Alpine Guide. The profession of “Alpine Guide” was […]

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