News / Rock Climbing September 5, 2017

Climbing the Normal Route of Little Fermeda, Odle Massif.

Despite being pretty far from home, I always like to go climbing on the Odle massif. Its north walls, the ones facing the Funes valley (Reinhold Messner native land) are the most photographed and popular, but not for the climbers as the climbing routes are very demanding and mostly on poor rock; on the other side, where the sun shines,…

News August 21, 2017

Alpinism and mountaineering in the end of july around the Bernese Oberland and Saas Valley. Aletschgletscher, traverse of Dri Hornlini and Weissmies traverse.

To be honest, this is not the right summer to do some alpinism and mountaineering around the glaciers of the Alps, somewhat like in 2003. We had a general dry winter all over the Alps, then in June we were already roasting because of the heat wave that brought the isotherm over 5000 meters. The snow disappeared below 3000 meters…

News August 6, 2017

Climbing in the Dolomites in July. Campanile Dulfer, Gusela del Nuvolau, First and Third Pillar of Tofana di Rozes, Punta Fiames Iori South Arete, Torre Piccola del Falzarego and Cinque Torri.

It’s been a kind of ritual in the last 3 years meeting Giovanni for climbing in the Dolomites on the first part of July, and every summer we set the bar higher, looking for more challenging classic climbs. Even this year the weather was good, so we managed to climb some very fine routes around Cortina d’Ampezzo. We started our…

News July 24, 2017

Adidas Terrex Mountain Project in the Dolomites. Tofana di Rozes south face, Schober on first Sella Tower, Kiene on Cinque Dita and Steger on Punta Emma.

Last year  in Vipiteno I took part on a meeting for the upcoming Adidas Terrex event as a “local” expert of the Dolomites. These mountains were chosen for their beauty (of course!)  and the opportunity to combine multisport activities (hiking, running, rock climbing and mountain biking) accross the valleys without using cars or any other “mechanic” help. 14 different starting points were set…

News May 18, 2017

Last ski touring trips of the season. Forcella del Vernel, Punta Penia, Zuckerhutl, Strahlhorn, Rimpfischhorn and Mont Blanc.

Spring season always delivers good times to all ski touring lovers, especially this 2016-17 season. Couple weeks ago in the Dolomites we had  almost two feet of snow fell into Marmolada in a few days, and everything was whiter than winter. Even around the Alps, the activity has been intense, as many steep had been pretty icy for most of the…

News April 5, 2017

Skiing the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Pictures and GPS tracks.

The Haute Route is probably the most famous hut to hut trip on skisall over the world and it goes across glaciers and high mountains in the Alps. When you talk about the Haute Route, anyone who’s passionate about skis and mountains understands what we’re talking about, and lots of people from all around the world reach Chamonix every spring for this…

News April 2, 2017

Last ski days of the season in the Dolomites. Off-piste skiing in Arabba, Sella massif ski traverse via Val Ciadin and Culea, Forcella Bachet ski traverse, ski mountaineering to Punta Penia and Forcella del Vernel.

After the two good weeks together with the Ski Club Great Britain, the snow situation in the Dolomites was getting more critical in some ways. The temperature was getting higher, the snow on south slopes disappeared visibly around 2000 meters, and a warm Fohn wind blew constantly from the north. Never before this season my attitude has been “let’s go and see” rather…