giovedì 23 giugno 2022

Traversata della Paganella in mountain bike

Inzia la discesa da passo S. Antonio
Davide verso il Bondone
Mauro nel tratto flow nel bosco

Paganella - km 33 - dislivello 1305 m (2155 m in discesa)
Ale, Davide, Fabio, Mauro

mercoledì 22 giugno 2022

A woman in the polar night

For most of us, the Arctic conjures up images of freezing and forsaken solitude. Hence, Austrian painter Christiane Ritter was at best ambivalent when her husband asked her to join him on the small Arctic island of Spitsbergen in a tarpaulin-covered hut sixty miles from the nearest neighbor. Yet his descriptions were filled not with cold and hardship but tales of remarkable wildlife, alluring light shows, and treks over water and ice. Won over, Ritter joined her husband and grew to love life on this small isle off Norway's coast, and in this charming memoir she describes her experiences, with insight and wry humor. Whether or not you ever plan a trip to the Arctic, A Woman in the Polar Night offers thoughtful reflections on isolation and the place the natural world holds in the human psyche.

Denali Nights

The sign behind the desk in the National Park ranger station in Talkeetna, the gateway town for Denali, North America's highest mountain, had some news which could be interpreted one of two ways depending on whether you were a pessimist or an optimist. 79% of climbers had reached the summit that season, and the normal success rate was just 50%. Surely that meant it was a good year to climb Denali? There had been an unprecedented spell of good weather on the peak known as Mt McKinley, one of the Seven Summits, a peak notorious for its severe conditions and cold temperatures that trapped climbers in storms for days on end. This year people were climbing straight up and reaching the summit without a hitch, and coming back down again days ahead of schedule. But it would take two weeks of hauling 30kg sledges while carrying 20kg backpacks before Mark Horrell's team would be in a position to launch an attack on the summit themselves, and they knew these statistics evened themselves out eventually. Would the weather hold, or would they find themselves fighting to survive in the teeth of a storm? This is Mark's account of his expedition to climb Denali's West Buttress as part of a commercial team, and contains lots of useful advice, like not falling asleep while using a pee bottle, how to avoid bonking on the trail, and how to make a sledge travel in the right direction by shouting at it.

martedì 21 giugno 2022

Ferrata delle aquile

 All'inizio della ferrata verso la parete della Roda e il Bondone 
Uno dei numerossimi traversi

Ponte tibetano prima del passaggio del "pendolo"
La parete della Roda e la cengia dove passa la ferrata
Dal punto panoramico verso Trento, i laghi di Lamar e il Bondone
Il secondo, molto scenografico, ponte tibetano

Ferrata delle Aquile - EEA - dislivello 1000 m 
Ale, Luca, Marta

domenica 19 giugno 2022


Teddy Fay is back in Hollywood and caught in two tricky situations. First, a rising star at Centurion becomes the target of malicious gossip, and Teddy must find and neutralize the source before the situation gets out of hand--or becomes violent. At the same time, Teddy finds himself targeted by a criminal thug bearing a grudge. It's a lot of knives to juggle, even for a former-CIA-operative-turned-movie-producer accustomed to hazardous working conditions. This time Teddy will need to leverage every bit of his undercover skills and fearless daring to stay one step ahead of his foes . . . or he'll find himself one foot in the grave.

Da Luserna a malga Campo sul sentiero dell'Immaginario


km 7 - dislivello 450 m
Ale&Erika&Federico&Gabriele, Astrid&Jessica&Marco&Nicholas

venerdì 17 giugno 2022

101 storie di montagna che non ti hanno mai raccontato

Oggi le montagne d'Italia e del mondo - le Dolomiti e il Monte Bianco, l'Everest e il K2, il Kilimanjaro e il Gran Sasso - sono soprattutto spazi di divertimento e avventura. Ma i sentieri, le pareti di roccia e di ghiaccio, le piste da sci e le vette sono solo una parte del quadro. Per millenni, in ogni angolo della Terra, le montagne sono state un luogo di duro lavoro quotidiano, di paura e di fede, scenario di sfide alle possibilità dell'uomo e teatro di guerra. Le 101 storie di montagna raccontate in questo libro viaggiano tra passato e presente, tra religione e alpinismo, tra natura e storia. Accanto a Reinhold Messner, a Gustav Thoeni e ai campioni dell'arrampicata moderna c'è spazio per Dino Buzzati e per Ernest Hemingway, per papa Celestino V e per Ötzi, la mummia dell'Età del Bronzo ritrovata sul confine tra l'Alto Adige e il Tirolo. Senza dimenticare l'orso, l'aquila, il lupo e naturalmente lo Yeti. I veri signori delle alte quote sono loro.