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News / Ski Touring June 12, 2019

Ski touring around the Gaulihutte, Bernese Oberland.

The Bernese Oberland is one of the most popular ski touring area in the Alps. Everybody knows about the 4000m peaks around there, very few people (except the locals) go checking out the “wild east” side of this mountain range, say it’s difficult to get in there as you have to skin a lot to reach the two main huts,…

News / Off-Piste Skiing April 24, 2019

La traversata di Forcella Marmolada con gli sci.

La traversata di Forcella Marmolada con gli sci è tra i miei itinerari preferiti in Dolomiti, quando le giornate invernali cominciano ad allungarsi e le temperature sono meno rigide. La salita lungo il versante ombroso a nord può essere facilitata prendendo gli impianti da Malga Ciapela, altrimenti i puristi possono partire sci e pelli ai piedi dalla diga del Fedaia….

News April 11, 2019

Steep skiing in the Dolomites, Sassolungo, Odle, Sella and Cristallo.

  It’s been some years now that I’ve got to meet William, his son and daughter for some steep skiing in the Dolomites. Rozzy’s partner Tom joined us few years ago, the steep and technical Forcella del Vallon chute was his “initiation” to couloirs in the Dolomites, this winter it was Loraine’s turn, Hugo’s fiancée. To me it feels like…

News / Ski Touring February 8, 2019

Vipiteno, sci alpinismo tra Val Racines e Ridanna.

Vipiteno, poco distante dal Brennero, è un ottimo campo base per gli appassionati di sci alpinismo. Le vicine Valli di Racines, Ridanna e Fleres offrono bellissimi itinerari per tutti i gusti, dislivelli e difficoltà. Le cime sono quasi tutte conosciute e ben recensite sia sui libri che su internet, ma ci sono molte possibilità di discesa e salita differenti dalle…

News / Off-Piste Skiing January 28, 2019

Skiing the Neue Welt on the Zugspitze.

The Zugspitze with its 2962 meters is the tallest peak in Germany. Located on the border between the Tyrol and Bavaria, it’s part of the Wetterstein mountain range. Its limestone reminds me a lot of the Dolomites. For steep ski enthusiasts, the Zugspitze features one of the most exciting steep ski descents in the Alps, the Neue Welt, which starts…

News January 22, 2019

Off-piste skiing around Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria.

We’re getting close to the end of January, winter in the Dolomites has only been felt so far, with two weeks of crazy north wind and some pretty cold days. Groomers don’t have to worry though, as Dolomiti Superski has a phenomenal snow making system and all the pistes have been opened since Christmas time on all the resorts. Skitouring…

News December 8, 2018

Again on top of the Matterhorn via the Hornli Ridge.

My idea of climbing the Hornli ridge on the Matterhorn with Graham came up fueled by lots of enthusiasm and the great weather, perhaps due to an overdose of high altitude and thin air? Anywhow, I did my best to leave the Gouter Hut as soon as possible to get back to the car and drive to Switzerland to meet…