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UNESCO Dolomites and Motorcycles

The Problem of Too Many Motorcycles in the Dolomites (Note 12/19/11 : Thanks to so much great support, this post is getting a ton of traffic, BUT – having views means nothing if we are going to show it to the powers that can do something about this problem, PLEASE – Leave a comment) Update April 28, 2012. Each of the major tourism offices around the Dolomite’s Sellaronda as well as Sudtirol tourism were contacted …

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Dolomites Via Ferrata Petzl Photoshoot

The Via Ferrata Tomaselli With the year’s best weather currently playing out, it was perfect timing when Petzl called needing us to shoot a Via Ferrata for their next catalog. The need; a classic Ferrata, great light, fun people and of course a dramatic landscape. I asked our good friend and Mountain Guide Alberto De Giuli what would the most photogenic Ferrata in the Dolomites be – he was quick to recommend the Via Ferrata Tomaselli, not …

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Trail Runner Cover June 2011

  Dolomites Trail Running We are excited to once again have the cover of the June 2011 issue of Trail Runner Magazine. This is our eleventh cover for Trail Runner. The image was made in the summer of 2009 when we ran the Dolomite’s Alta Via 1 in four days. The image features our great friends Patrizia Taibon and Gabe Luethje cruising by the lens. The Alta Via 1 is the John Muir Trail of …

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Paved Magazine Dolomites Cycling

With this clip of recently published work comes an announcement for an exciting new high end road biking publication for America – Paved Magazine. From the publishers of Powder and Bike, and with acclaimed photo editor Dave Reddick at the helm, Paved is going to provide roadies with some quality content much needed in print form. Look for Paved on the news stand, but not online… yet. Their site is in the works, for now …

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Photographing Climbing in the Italian Dolomites

My connection to the climbing world is strong and influential to where I am today. In the fall of 1987 I went climbing for the first time, by winter I was obsessed. A short time later I picked up a camera to begin photographing this image rich sport, then in 1998 I became a fulltime, professional photographer shooting primarily climbing. As the years progressed I became a “We” and we (with Janine) moved into different outdoor …

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Kurt Astner Climbing Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Dolomites Climbing: Pressknödel & Super Erectissima The Dolomites Tre Cime di Lavaredo are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful settings in what are arguably the world’s most beautiful mountains. The north faces of these towering walls are home to world famous steep rock climbing, rich in history and tradition. Professional Italian climber and UIAGM Mountain Guide Kurt Astner has been busy freeing both old aid lines as well as putting up some routes of his …