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News March 21, 2020

Winter skiing 2019-2020 and the Coronavirus.

Finally I’m sitting in front of my laptop, I took “courage” and desire to write something about the most incredible winter skiing season I have ever experienced. It was really incredible in all ways. Started with the most perfect snowbase we have ever seen in recent years, excited to the top because the guiding and ski season was gonna be…

News October 30, 2019

Climbing the Messner route on the Second Sella Tower, Dolomites.

by Giovanni Pillitteri. “First Ascent” “At times, sitting under big climbing walls, I see – along the pillars and the cracks, between ledges and ridges – an imaginary line that, sinuously, invites me toward the top. A line has appeared and I follow it with confidence. It is not about the pride of being the first: it is the satisfaction…

News / Off-Piste Skiing April 24, 2019

Forcella Marmolada backcountry ski traverse.

The Forcella Marmolada backcountry ski traverse is one of my favorite itineraries in the Dolomites, when the winter days are getting longer and the temperatures rising up. The “purists” start right from the bottom of the basket lift in Passo Fedaia, ottherwise if you take the cable cars from Malga Ciapela you only need to skin and climb for less…

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…