"They are the space between one heartbeat and the next. I live under a mantle that covers everything. I die and rise again in slow steps."
Silence. This is the characteristic that I appreciate more than any other in the wintery woods or at the mountain top and it is probably the same that appeals to those who, like me, choose the less beaten track, the one you need to work hard to reach. I love the mountain, it gives me a sense of peace and the opportunity to put myself to the test, making me feel intensely good inside. Can I accompany you into this lesser-known version of the winter in Val di Sole? It might be love at first snow!
Just the snow squeaking under your sealskins, your breathing getting harsher the nearer you get to your goal and the slope getting steeper. The stillness that surrounds you contrasts sharply with the beating of your heart and, when you reach the top, emotion wipes replaces fatigue. Choose the alpine skiing route best suited to you.
Want to experience the silence of the mountain but ice climbing and mountaineering are not for you? No problem: you can explore snowy nature with snow shoes on your feet. You can walk alone along signposted beaten trails or in a group, taking part in an organised excursion.
Enjoying the silence of nature in the snow with a certain level of safety is fundamental if you are to benefit mentally. This is why we suggest you make use of the professionalism and knowledge of the Val di Sole Alpine guides.
Listen to the ice, take a close look at its form and consistency, noting even its most insignificant details because they could be just the ones that help you on your climb. Ascending frozen waterfalls is all about strength, technique and concentration. The mind definitely empties of all the rest and the sense of freedom you feel is hard to describe.
There are so many places worthy of a photograph when you are immersed in the beauty of snowy scenery that it is difficult to choose just one. If you want your photos to convey not only the beauty of snowy scenes, but also the appeal of mountain traditions, we suggest you take a walk through the masi, or farmhouses, in Val di Rabbi.
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