Category Dolomites

Mountain flanks covered by patches of snow

10 treks in the Alps to inspire your summer holiday planning

If you are toying with the idea of giving long distance hiking in the Alps a go it will ultimately be difficult to decide where exactly to go and what trek to do. To help you ease into this I have collated 10 treks of different difficulty in this post. I hope it will be […]

Morning at Lago di Braies in the Dolomites

Alta Via 1: A six day solo hike [guest post]

This September Lauralee hiked the Alta Via 1 solo along a route very similar to my 2011 route. Here is her guest post with her impressions from the trip. Enjoy the read and many thanks to Lauralee for sharing! ^marketa

A hiker takes a break on the Alta Via 2

6 days of wild camping on the Alta Via 2 [guest post]

This guest post is from Pete, who hiked and wild camped the Alta Via 2 this summer. Pete’s interview style post will give you a good flavour of his trip and the mystery of camping in the Dolomites. Enjoy the read and many thanks to Pete! ^marketa

Walking at the foot of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites

Hiking the Dolomites: the Alta Via 4 [guest post]

The autumn guest post series continues. Next up is Christina, who’s done a varied and challenging trip along the Alta Via 4. Thank you Christina! Everyone else, enjoy reading all about it! ^marketa This past July, my partner and I spent some time in the Italian Dolomites, focusing our adventure on the Alta Via 4. We […]

What is a via ferrata aka Klettersteig?

If like me you are just a “normal” hiker, hearing the words via ferrata or Klettersteig for the first time probably gives you a little tingle of excitement coupled with a big question mark. “What are these things?” you ask yourself.

The Alta Via 1 revisited: more trip reports

I walked the Alta Via 1 in August 2011. The posts I wrote as I was planning the trip and when I came back still remain one of the most popular posts on this blog. Three years later, I thought it would be worth having a quick look for some more recent accounts of Alta Via […]

Rock spires in the Dolomites

Skiing the Sella Ronda in the Dolomites

There’s not much snow in the northern Alps this year, so we set out south last weekend and skied the Sella Ronda in the Dolomites. The Sella Ronda is really a bit of a skiing monster. It is a series of lifts and runs connected in a huge circle around the Sella massif.