Do you know who Angelo Dibona was?

Angelo Dibona, a great mountaineer Almost all of the “Dibona routes” are ultra-elegant requiring not simply great technical skill but also significant stamina from mountaineers. His first ascents were done at a relatively advanced age. Angelo Dibona possessed that specific instinct which only men who have grown up in the mountains have. Paul Preuss and …

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Ra Cros de Ester Sprood – Pocol, a short circuit hike

From Ra Cros de Ester Sprood to the Military Sacrarium in Pocol What I am about to describe is a pleasant short walk which lots of people are not familiar with, a circuit just a short distance from the town and an opportunity to hike through an attractive environment of woods and rock faces, frome …

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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. …

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An original grotto on Tofana

Grotta di Tofana entrance

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 …

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The new Via Francesca on Col dei Bos

Il Col dei Bos

Francesca on Col dei Bos, new route! DESCENTDescend to the col at Col di Bos then continue along path # 402. GEARThe route is protected by bolts, climbers must neverthelss be capable of easily climbing 6c. Enrico MaioniPro Mountain Guide, born and raised in Cortina d’Ampezzo, with a wide know-how of the Dolomiti and years …

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