International Mountain Guides Meeting with Climbing Championships IFMGA

Cortina d'Ampezzo - December 1 and 2, 2023

PHOTOS AND VIDEO.

For 2023, Cortina d'Ampezzo will be the new location for the "International Mountain Guides Climbing Meeting."

Cortina360 with its Indoor Climbing gym "Lino Lacedelli" will lead the way for this event felt and wanted by all the Guides. A way for Guides and their families to get to know and appreciate the mountains of Cortina.

CORTINA 360 GROUP

It was born in the spring of 2018 from the will of some Mountain Guides who decided to turn their passion into a profession. The team consists of mountain professionals trained by the National College of Mountain Guides and internationals from UIAGM and UIMLA.

CORTINA 360 GROUP consists of about twenty mountain guides, almost all of whom are local and expert connoisseurs of the area and its peculiarities.

CORTINA 360 GROUP encompasses within it 3 different entities:

  • CORTINA 360 LTD. which is responsible for the management of the Rock Gym with rental and the Guide Bar, the tour operator Ski Rock Adventure, the Eliski and Destination Management activities.
  • Alpine Guides CORTINA 360 to which all the part related to the activities of the Mountain Guides belongs.
  • ASD CORTINA 360, an amateur sports association.

THE LOCATION.

Cortina d'Ampezzo, known the world over as the Queen of the Dolomites, situated at an altitude of 1224 m, boasts the most famous Dolomite peaks around it: from the Croda da Lago to the Nuvolau, from the spectacular Cinque Torri to the Tofane, Cristallo, Faloria and Sorapiss groups that surround it majestically.

On June 26, 2009, UNESCO included the Dolomites in the prestigious World Natural Heritage List for their monumental beauty. So now the mountains of the Queen of the Dolomites are also rightly recognized among the most beautiful mountains on Earth.

Cortina owes its notoriety to the 1956 Winter Olympics and is now preparing to host the 2026 Olympics after 70 years.

The beating heart of the town is undoubtedly the famous Corso Italia, bustling with restaurants, hotels, stores, businesses, including the historic Cooperative, which make Cortina the mountain resort par excellence.

The strength of the Ampezzo Valley is the rich natural and scenic heritage of rare beauty such as the Ampezzo Dolomites Regional Nature Park. In fact, Cortina is an ideal half for sports lovers in both summer and winter. From skiing to snowshoeing, from freeriding to ski mountaineering, from hiking to mountaineering, from mountain biking to vie ferrate, these are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed in the Ampezzo Valley.

Important to remember that it was here that guides were born who accompanied the explorers of the Dolomites from all over the world to conquer the highest peaks. It is home to great mountaineers such as Angelo Dibona and Lino Lacedelli, representatives of the Scoiattoli Group founded in 1939 and characterized by their famous red sweater.

Cortina d'Ampezzo, the Queen of the Dolomites is undoubtedly one of the absolute most beautiful and spectacular climbing areas in the Alps. It has always attracted expert "climbers" and novice enthusiasts alike. Over 1000 classic and modern routes as well as numerous crags equipped for sport climbing. Climbing here allows you to totally immerse yourself in nature, in close contact with the rock, enjoying at the same time the adrenaline of climbing and the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

In December 2023, therefore, it will be the Ampezzo Mountains that will host some 200 Guides, from all over the world, who will meet here for a friendly competition, a way to experience a unique location in 360°.

PROGRAM

A truly unique opportunity to experience Cortina d'Ampezzo in a magical season and get to know the wonderful world of the Mountain Guides in an atmosphere of friendship, collaboration and fun.

Family members attending the event will also be able to climb; available times will be announced upon arrival for family members as well.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

- 2 p.m. / 7 p.m. Accreditation at Indoor Climbing Gymnasium "Lino Lacedelli"

- 8:30 a.m. FREE ACTIVITY: For those who wish, meet at the Indoor Climbing Gymnasium "Lino Lacedelli" for morning exploring Cortina d'Ampezzo together with local guides. Hiking and outdoor activities. Activities chosen will vary depending on weather and snow conditions.

- 8:30 / 11:00 a.m. Accreditation at Indoor Climbing Gymnasium "Lino Lacedelli"

- 10 a.m. Beginning Athlete Warm-up on Moonboard, boulder and easy part of the gymnasium

- 11 a.m. Organizational Briefing Staff and Judges

- 11:30 a.m. Guide Race Presentation with Welcome Speech Authorities

- 12:00 Start Guide Race (QUALIFICATION)

- 12 noon / 6 p.m. Open bar, open sponsor booths, music and entertainment

- 6:00 p.m. End of Guide Race (QUALIFY)

- From 6 p.m. Start of EVENING PARTY at C360

- 24.00 End EVENING PARTY

- 8:30 a.m. FREE ACTIVITY: For those who wish, meet at the Indoor Climbing Gymnasium "Lino Lacedelli" for morning exploring Cortina d'Ampezzo together with local guides. Hiking and outdoor activities. Activities chosen will vary depending on weather and snow conditions.

- 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Climbing Slot in Gymnasium

- 2:30 p.m. Presentation of Finalists (10 men and 10 women)

- 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Warm-up Finalists on Moonboard and boulder

- 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. TALK "Mountain tourism from today to the next 10 years - Developments, critical issues, innovations " - guests from various fields.

- 3:30 p.m. Finalists' viewing of the final routes and Beginning of Isolation

- 4 p.m. Start Final - 10 men and 10 women (Starting with the 10th man and 10th woman)

- 17.00 End of the race

- 5:30 p.m. Awards ceremony by category (Race on Friday, Dec. 1)

- 6 p.m. Absolute Final Awards Ceremony (Race on Saturday, December 2)

- 20.00 Final Party c/o Resch Hut Restaurant

- 8:30 a.m. FREE ACTIVITY: For those who wish, meet at the Indoor Climbing Gymnasium "Lino Lacedelli" for morning exploring Cortina d'Ampezzo together with local guides. Hiking and outdoor activities. Activities chosen will vary depending on weather and snow conditions.

RACE COSTS.

70.00 per person
Included in the price is:
  • Race Registration
  • Race pack with participation gadgets to all entrants
  • Personalized T-shirt
  • Party with Free Catering Friday night (drinks with special price)
  • Awards for the top 3 in each category and the top 10 overall
For registration after November 15, 2023, the cost will be €90.00 per person.
 
€ 20.00 per person for Saturday night Final Party (possibility to register family members and companions as well)
For registration after November 15, 2023, the cost will be 30.00 euros per person.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Below is the list of facilities that have an agreement for the event. To take advantage of the dedicated discount, you must present your mountain guide badge at check - in. The discount is also extended to family members of the mountain guide registered for the event.

PARKING

REGISTRATION

See regulations at the end of the page