Mountain festivals rock and we find them in various forms and shapes. Whether you organise such events or take part in them, you share a common ground. Passion for nature and the respect for the environment that goes along with it.
Something I really thought about at the latest Ice Climbing Opening in Cogne. Ice climbing is not really something I had ever envisaged myself doing. The long approaches, the hard pitches, standing around in the shade while the sun blinks at you from far away, but most of all braving the cold. Where’s the appeal in all that? In fact, although two days are but a fleeting introduction to this fascinating sport, I have to admit I enjoyed it (after some considerable effort, that is…).
Matthias Scherer and Tanja Schmitt, renowned and experienced ice climbers, are the proud organisers of this excellent, informal but informative, fun week-end, 2013 being…
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