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Mountain Biking in the Dolomites Val Gardena

Dolomites Mountain Biking Italy’s Val Gardena, or Gröden in German, is one of Italy’s most famous ski destinations. But it is certainly not just for skiing, and it is only Italy by location – for …

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Fun Photos vs. Work Photos

The last couple of weeks have been a flurry of activity here in the Italian Dolomites, both personal and work. We have had a number of assignments around which we have spent time doing our …

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Best of Dolomites Photography

After three full years making photos and playing in the Italian Dolomites, we realized we have a visual archive that goes deep with memories and experiences. As professional photographers, we want to present the Dolomites …

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Maratona dles Dolomites Race Advice

In 2007 I did my first Maratona dles Dolomites. It was, without a doubt, one of the most rewarding days I have ever had in a competition. To stand on a Granfondo starting line with …

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2010 Giro d’Italia Plan de Corones Time Trial

As a professional photographer and athlete, the thing I love to see above all else is effort; 100%, focused, passionate, effort. So for Janine and I to shoot the 2010 Giro d’Italia’s absurdly steep Plan …

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Italian Dolomites Backcountry Ski Shoot

Ongoing winter weather in California forced us to cancel a commercial ski shoot in the Sierra Nevada and move it to the Italian Dolomites. Here, the weather was with us and we had quite possibly …

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Italian Dolomite Bike Hotels

Cyclists… Now admit it, you want to feel like a European based pro. You want to ride those perfect, twisting switchbacked climbs, descend amongst towering walls, and fly through villages on cobbled lanes. When your …

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Mountain Hut Culture

Mountain Huts and the European Mountain Culture Undoubtedly, one of the greatest pleasures of living in the European mountains is the huts. Anyone that follows this site, or our Twitter feed, has seen a trend; …

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Hiding during Ferragosto

To me, the word “Ferragosto” makes me think of ringing cellphones, family squabbles and lots of dark, tanned skin being shown off on the decks of huts. Just what is this Ferragosto and why hidding …

Backpacker Magazine Cover August 2009

The cover of the August 2009 issue of Backpacker Magazine will be by PatitucciPhoto, and from the Italian Dolomites. This is our fifth cover for Backpacker and we are super excited to once again be …

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Marmolada Avalanche

I write this on the eve of a nightmare experience to process what’s in my head. It’s a difficult decision to share what I have to share, but, I truly believe it’s important, critical even, …

Dolomite Couloirs: The Holzer Couloir

When I first started coming to the Dolomites I kept hearing about all the couloirs. Today I really found out what they are about. Together with Janine, Andreas Irsara, Susie Sutphin and Arnt (last name …