This new edition of the guide book “SKI MOUNTAINEERING IN THE DOLOMITES” has been newly published with over thirty new proposals, three single itineraries and traverses lasting more days. Keeping its original concept which is dedicated to the search for itineraries which include, as much as possible, the variety of routes which the Dolomites, with their extraordinary nature, offer people who are passionate about this winter discipline.
These pages describe well known and classic itineraries, from unpublished itineraries, variants, or traverses which privilege the skiing aspect, responding to the more current ski mountaineering tendencies. Even in terms of the technical profile, both for the length, and difficulties we have tried to cover a range of various itineraries in the areas described to give ski mountaineers the chance to find the best destinations in terms of conditions and the skier’s preparation. For each itinerary we have tried to supply an accurate description together with symbols and an essential map of the route, complete with panoramic or detailed photos of the route.
The guide book’s main aim is to describe the sector of the central Dolomites, with special attention to those protected areas where the practice of ski mountaineering in uncontaminated nature is increasingly appreciated.
The book is divided into 9 chapters which correspond to the 9 mountain chains and their neighbouring geographical areas, the last chapter is exclusively dedicated to the “haute route” and the shorter traverses, following a formula of great success which leads an increasing number of ski mountaineers to extend their experience from one point of the immense world of the Dolomites to the other.