Pioneers of Alpine mountaineering

Pioneers Of Alpine Mountaineering title=

The birth of Alpine mountaineering in Madonna di Campiglio and the surrounding area

Alpine mountaineering in Madonna di Campiglio

the birth of alpine mountaineeringThe end of the 19th century is also the time when numerous mountain-climbers, mostly English and German, began exploring the Brenta Dolomites, led by the first local alpine guides and chamois hunters.

When humanity's every step on these rocks was made with the utmost reverence.

the earliest climbs1872 marks the foundation of the local mountaneering association Società Alpinisti Tridentini, in Madonna di Campiglio, i.e. in the village that mostly and perfectly represented mountaineering adventure. In 1855 a group of local alpinists climbed the Cima Tosa peak and in 1864 the English John Ball succeeded in crossing the whole Brenta group, all pioneers of the ascent to the Brenta Dolomites, culminating on 18th August 1899 in the adventure of two Tirolean climbers, - Otto Amferer and Karl Berger, who for the first time ever ascended the Campanile Basso summit.

Keep in touch, stay tuned

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our news from Madonna di Campiglio: events and special dates, holiday ideas, and our top tips on skiing, hiking, bike routes, natural wellness and much more — all this with just a click!

Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter TikTok Linkedin

Select period and filter

Select season:

Request information


Subscribe to the newsletter


Concept, Design, Web


DMS Destination Management System

Feratel Media Technologies | 


Thank you

Your request has been sent successfully and we will reply as soon as possible. A copy of the data you have provided us with has been sent to your email address.

Thank you

We’ve sent you an email. To activate the newsletter, click on the link you will find in the message. Thank you!