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Sentiero Astaldi

Sentiero Astaldi, an interesting geological site The Sentiero Astaldi is one of the oldest equipped path in Cortina. Despite being an easy outing, the fact that there is a steel cable means that this itinerary falls into the Via Ferrata category.The Astaldi ferrata is devoted to Maria Luisa Astaldi, writer, journalist and literary critic. This […]

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

The Tofana di Rozes circuit and the Minighel ladder 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 […]

Via ferrata Maria e Andrea Ferrari up Ra Bujela

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 […]

Spigolo Sam Tofana, a great route on the Pilastro

Spigolo Sam Tofana di Rozes – South pillar by Massimo Da Pozzo – Natasha Alexander – Samuele Majoni (summer 2011) On the Pilastro della Tofana di Rozes in the Dolomites Massimo Da Pozzo, Natasha Alexander and Samuele Majoni have made the first ascent of Spigolo Sam (6c, 500m circa). With all belays equipped for the […]

Landslide on the Tofana di Rozes

Recent landslide on the Tofana A recent landslide on the Tofana di Rozes, the majestic peak in the Dolomites, has radically changed the descent path used by alpinists climbing routes on the right-hand side (east) of the spectacular South Face. On 7 September 2011 a continuous mass of rocks started falling onto the path which […]

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 […]

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