The Orobie and the Prealps have been unjustly neglected for a long time – but they’re finally being brought in the limelight, due also to the increasing popularity of winter climbing. The winter season is usually quite cold, with copious snowfall and remarkable variations in temperature ranges. Even the “low” altitude walls turn into wild ice-covered ramparts. An excellent playground for an large number of winter climbers, exploring with axe and crampons the slopes, ridges and pinnacles of these mountains, featuring plenty of opportunities and a wide choice, from the easier short gullies to the most demanding mixed terrain climbing on remote – yet easy to reach – walls.
About the Authors
Valentino Cividini, lives and works in Bergamo. He’s a keen mountaineer, and is always willing to leave for his “hometown” mountains, as soon as he has some free time. He’s a mountaineering and ski-mountaineering instructor for the CAI section of Val Seriana,
Marco Romelli, a drawer and a photographer, is fond of mountaineering for more than twenty years – having started in his childhood. The wild landscape of Orobie during the winter has been his practice ground for the most demanding walls of Western Alps – especially Mont Blanc – where, at the present time, he’s climbing and exploring.