The Alpine Guides and Cortina 360 Medium Mountain Leaders are at your disposal to accompany you in all the activities you dream of doing in Cortina d'Ampezzo and the Dolomites.

We have decided to turn our passion into a profession: accompanying you on your mountain adventures is our mission! We are a team of professionals - Alpine Guides and Medium Mountain Leaders, trained to the highest national standards of the Collegio Nazionale Guide Alpine Italiane and international standards of the UIAGM and UIMLA.

We are here to accompany you on your adventures in the Dolomites and abroad: hiking, trekking, mountain biking, via ferratas, rock and ice climbing, classic mountaineering, high mountains, ski touring, free riding, heliskiing, canyoning!

Contacting us is the first step to realising your dreams.

The Alpine Guide is a mountain professional, a connoisseur of the mountain territory and the person who accompanies people on rock, ice and snow ascents and teaches mountaineering and ski-mountaineering techniques, climbing techniques and alpine routes. The guides are selected and trained to a very high standard and undergo continuous further training to always guarantee the safety of the clients who entrust themselves to them.

The Cortina360 group of mountain guides of Cortina d'Ampezzo has decided to turn their passion into a profession. The team is made up of mountain professionals trained by the National College of Mountain Guides and international UIAGM and UIMLA. Our group is made up of no less than 3 national instructors whose task is to train and update all the mountain guides in Italy.

A bit of history:

Officially, the birth of the Alpine Guide profession is made to coincide with the first ascent of Mont Blanc in 1786 by Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard, while the first Alpine Guides in Cortina d'Ampezzo are associated with the figure of Francesco Lacedelli, in 1864. Francesco Lacedelli, known as Checo de Meleres, was the Guide who accompanied the Viennese Paul Grohmann, who, enchanted by the natural beauty of the Ampezzo basin, accompanied him on almost every ascent. by the natural beauty of the Ampezzo basin relied on the first guides in the country to reach the surrounding untouched peaks. In 1864, the book 'The Dolomite Mountains' was published, which literally opened the door to tourism in the Dolomites. European aristocrats targeted the untouched peaks and thus relied on the first local mountain guides. The Alpine Guides in Cortina d'Ampezzo were the greatest connoisseurs of the area as they had to face the mountains in order to survive, figures such as shepherds, hunters and woodcutters toiled day and night among the pastures, heights and forests and knew all their secrets.

Why rely on a mountain guide:

Relying on a mountain guide allows the client to enjoy unique experiences in the mountains, in total safety, and transforms a simple excursion into a wonderful journey of additional knowledge that a guide can pass on. The training of a mountain guide guarantees total safety in the mountain environment, but also imparts knowledge in the fields of geology, fauna, flora and culture. A mountain guide spends a lot of time of his life in the mountains because he frequents them primarily for passion and then for work reasons. This allows him to have a very broad background and to guarantee safety even in situations that can be difficult.

The Mountain Guide in Cortina d'Ampezzo: 

Alpine Guides in Cortina d'Ampezzo are prepared to accompany clients from all parts of the world. In this way, the guide can provide foreign tourists with unique and unforgettable experiences, passing on their knowledge and experience. In addition to foreign clients, the Ampezzo valley boasts many second-home owners. Most of the time, the guide is lucky enough to accompany these clients for many years, thus creating a wonderful relationship of friendship and trust that will accompany them for a lifetime.

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