Mountaineering

Useful information about our mountaineering and trekking trips in the Dolomites Italy

Note: The alpine mountaineering trekking tours which we are offering have been chosen among the most beautiful and most famous ones in the respective areas in the Italian Dolomites. Partially the trails are crossing glaciers or sometimes “airy” paths which are equipped with iron ropes (via ferrata). The guidance by a mountain guide is indispensable, unless you have great high mountain and trekking experience and complete command of rope maneuvers which are necessary for the crossing of glaciers (for example rescue maneuvers from glacier crevasses, knot system for a rope team) as well as the correct use of the technical equipment on the via ferrata (iron/ladder paths). The security of the participants is top priority for the mountain guide of Alpine School Arco Italy. He will teach the participants alpine techniques and demonstrate how to handle possible perils in the mountains in a proper way. It is possible to change the date of the trekking alpine mountaineering trips, once the minimum number of participants has been reached or once the amount corresponding to the minimum. no. of participants has been paid.

For our guests who are arriving by plane we are offering a pick-up service from the airport in Italy to Lake Garda Dolomites.

Mountaineering or mountain climbing is the sport,

hobby or profession of hiking, skiing, and climbing mountains.[2] While mountaineering began as attempts to reach the highest point of unclimbed big mountains it has branched into specializations that address different aspects of the mountain and consists of three areas: rock-craft, snow-craft and skiing, depending on whether the route chosen is over rock, snow or ice. All require experience, athletic ability, and technical knowledge to maintain safety.[3]

Mountaineering is often called Alpinism, especially in European languages, which implies climbing with difficulty such high mountains as the Alps. A mountaineer with such great skill is called an Alpinist. The word alpinism was born in the 19th century to refer to climbing for the purpose of enjoying climbing itself as a sport or recreation, distinct from merely climbing while hunting or as a religious pilgrimage that had been done generally at that time.[4]

The UIAA or Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme is the world governing body in mountaineering and climbing, addressing issues like access, medical, mountain protection, safety, youth and ice climbing.[5]

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