Up there, on top of a mountain, a sea of clouds at your feet, the sheer physical effort and breathtaking views bring you closer to nature and your own limits than ever before. The very essence of a mountain holiday in Bormio.
Mountaineering in Valtellina is a tradition for expert Alpine Guides and a passion for the younger generation, rediscovering their mountain heritage.
Ski touring is a sport like no other. It is very, often extremely, physically demanding. When you are on top of a mountain, in an environment that is intrinsically hostile to life, strain is put on the entire body. Did you know that a whole day of ski touring at altitude requires on average between 5,000 and 7,000 kcal?
Up there on the mountain above a sea of clouds, among the grey of the rock and the white of the snow, the blazing colours of the dawn contrasting with the more subtle tones at your feet, you can feel the breath catch in your throat. It’s like you can reach out and touch the sky.
But mountaineering is also a risky activity that should be undertaken with the utmost caution. In wild surroundings you need to have a good knowledge of all the variables of the mountain environment and, it goes without saying, adequate technical equipment. That’s why we always recommend contacting the Alpine Guides - expert local ski tourers.
As well as an almost scientific knowledge of the local mountainside, they can help you to choose a route and accompany you to reach your goal.