Snowboard-mountaineering is almost like ski-mountaineering, there are differences, but both of these activities have a lot in common: snow, fatigue, joy, weather conditions and the various dangers to which we must pay attention, first of all avalanches.
This manual/guide is the first in Italy to address snowboard-mountaineering in depth, both technically and theoretically. The author clarifies the mountaineering dimension of this winter activity.
Alongside the numerous tips on how best to approach climbs and descents, and how to prepare and take a safe route, there are several reflections on the most important aspects of this activity.
60 chosen itineraries complete this work, and make this guide a real “must have” for all who want to begin exploring the Italian region of Trentino-South Tyrol with snowshoes and snowboards, and for all ski-mountaineers looking for new trips and new adventures!
Info about the author
Guido Colombetti has been snowboarding and ski touring for more than 10 years, mainly in Trentino-South Tyrol, where he made several first descents and traced some of the most famous Northern walls of the region, such as the Presanella, the Cima Brenta, the San Matteo and the Cristallo. During a period of studies in France he assiduously frequented the Ecrins, Belledonne and Chartreause, making countless solo-ascents, some of several days.
In addition to snowboarding and climbing all year round, he has a degree in Multimedia Communication and deals with Internet and communication. He works with different companies, organizes events related to snowboard-mountaineering, and develops products specifically designed for this activity.