Croda d’Ancona

Elisabetta on the summit of Croda de Ancona

In search of a quiet and solitary place, Croda d’ Ancona In contrast to many years ago when mountain people made their living from pasture and agriculture, today Cortina’s economy is based mainly on tourism which has undoubtedly brought wellbeing and a certain wealth with it. There is a flip side to the coin, however. …

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The snow during the War

The snow during the War killed 10.000 soldiers This winter there is very little snow in the Dolomites, but it is not always so. Just a few years ago there was a Super Winter Season (65 feet of snow).Today everyone wants the snow, but during the Great War, the snow was a great and feared …

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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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Snowshoes: discovering the Cinque Torri

The amazing Cinque Torri.

In the following article the Irish journalist Catherine Murphy tell us about a 2-3 hours snow shoe hike.This tour brings you right into the heart of the Cinque Torri. In terms of scenery, the Dolomites have an embarrassment of riches and this area is one of the most beautiful. More importantly, the tour walks you …

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The ferrata degli Alpini on Col dei Bos

Ferrata 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 …

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