La Scala del Minighel – the Minighel ladder

The Minighel ladder.

The Minighel ladder, the history of Cortina d’Ampezzo’s first ferrata The Minighel ladder, Ra Šàra del Minighèl Ladin, is a truly unusual ferrata both in its history and the special way it was made which marks it out from all the ferratas which I have climbed in many years of mountain walks and climbs. Also …

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

Mountain goat - Tofana di Rozes circuit

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 Dolomites.It is a beautiful outing, I believe, not too …

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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 …

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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 …

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Landslide on the Tofana di Rozes

Recent landslide on the Tofana The characteristic, narrow ledge can no longer be used and the new descent follows cairns up the gully to the left (west) of Punta Marietta. Used during the Great War, remains of the First World War can still be seen along this route. You can have more information calling the …

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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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