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Do you know who Angelo Dibona was?

Angelo Dibona, a great mountaineer Angelo Dibona was not only the most famous Dolomite guide of his era but also, with Paul Preuss, the most important mountaineer of the period immediately preceding World War One. No contemporary climber rivalled the number and grandeur of his first ascents. Almost all of the “Dibona routes” are ultra-elegant […]

The historic gunpowder magazine

The Cortina d’Ampezzo 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. […]

An original grotto on Tofana

The grotta di Tofana on the lower bastion of the Tofana di Rozes During the mid-half of latter century the Grotta di Tofana was a highly popular outing with visiting tourists, now though it is has fallen into disuse. I believe though that the walk and ferrata remains a highly interesting outing, above all in […]

The new Via Francesca on Col dei Bos

Francesca on Col dei Bos, new route! The route follows the obvious grey-black strek up the steep SE Face. 250m up excellent rock, with difficulties usually in the region of 6b and one 6c/6c+ pitch. Despite being protected by bolts, climbers must neverthelss be capable of easily climbing 6c. GETTING THEREFrom Cortina take the SS48 […]

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