Mountaineering in the Dolomites is a set of mountains-related activities: different kinds of climbing, ski touring, traversing via ferratas (metal ropes and stairs) and some other. Maybe a more familiar word to you is alpinism. If you already do it, you can call yourself a climber or a mountaineer. If no, get inspired for the new activities from the photos of local photographer from Primiero Valley Ruggero “Ru” Alberti.
— For many people the mountain is simply an element of the landscape, something beautiful, to admire from home or during their holidays, for others it is a pile of rock.
For me, the mountain is everything.
When I am on a peak or even simply in the woods, I feel alive and an integral part of everything around me. I love the mountain and towards it I have a feeling of respect that comes from the desire to know its deepest aspects, its rhythms and its will.
I realize this personal vision of mine by getting up in the middle of the night to walk for several hours and reach little frequented places. Other times I reach the top of a mountain at sunset and then stay there to sleep.
Most of the time I am always alone in these photographic outings.
On the photos
Regions, towns and mountains: Trentino Alto-Adige, Corvara (Alta Badia), Pale di San Martino and other.
Cimas (summits) and via ferratas: Al Bilico, via Franceschini — Campanil Pradidali, Cima della Madonna, Ghiacciaio del Travignolo, Cima delle Scarpe, Cima del Coro, via Rizzi — Roda di Vael and other.
Cameras: Nikon D810, Sony RX100, smartphone.
Author: Ivan Kuznetsov.