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The history of the alpine guides in Italy began with the birth of alpinism in the Dolomites. Its protagonists were explorers from England, Germany, Austria and local mountain guides of Trentino. The mountain guide' s profession in Italy has been subject to changes and development. Until the end of the 18th century they were the mountain guides of rich aristocrats keen on granting their name to a famous peak or wall. The modern alpine guide however, is a professional with not only a profound knowledge of the manifold traditional and modern alpine mountaineering techniques but is also an expert in nature, culture and history. In those days and at present, the mountain guides are the authors of Italian and international alpine history. The Trentino Alpine Guide Association in Italy is preparing the mountain guides for their professional life. In Trentino 250 alpine guides are registered; they are being distributed among 12 alpine schools and/or other types of mountain guide' s associations. Practically in each valley of Trentino in Italy you can find an association of mountain guides which can provide information and advice. The alpine schools or mountain guide' s associations are offering a vast range of activities and courses which can be booked directly. With a mountain guide on your side, a day in the mountains, a simple excursion through the forests of our National Parks or a climbing tour in the Dolomites, will become an unforgettable experience. The alpine guides of Arco Trentino are publishing an annual program offering daily or weekly excursions/events which are suitable for everyone who has already been in the mountains but is mainly addressing those who want to make first contact with them. The program includes excursions, trekking tours, rock climbing trips, via ferrata course, high alpine treks, freeclimbing or excursions in the National Parks with special park Mountain Guides.

All of our collaborators of our alpine climbing school Arco are officially (UIAGM) licensed alpine guides with international diploma and are officially registered with the regional and national Alpine Guides Association. With no exception they are bound by law to have a third party indemnity insurance.

KARIN ARCO KARIN is our customer care and tour group coordinator

Interpreter in English and former stock-market trader - Karin is of German mother tongue, she coordinates all the activities in our climbing school, responsible of customer care and bookings of all our courses and excursions. She organizes and coordinates adventure trips, group incentives, teambuilding activities at Lake Garda and abroad on behalf of Italian and foreign operators. She is familiar with the entire range of activities of mountain guides as she herself loves rock climbing and hiking in the mountains and often accompanies us on our excursions and courses on the via ferrata, especially when there are foreign guests.


He graduated in geology in his country of birth, the Czech Republic. In his youth he participated in alpine skiing and climbing competitions reaching the highest levels of difficulty (8a-8b). Following his philosophy of life that is summarized by the motto: "Why is everyone traveling and I'm always at home?" He started traveling the world. Jiri has exaggerated a little bit and has visited more than 40 countries and many different continents. Always looking for new adventures, unexplored trekking routes, mountains to climb, unknown cultures and new human contacts. Finally he stopped at the shores of Lake Garda Trentino. In his profession as a mountain guide he started with the activity of canyoning, counting hundreds of excursions. He is currently our coordinator for teambuilding incentives in both climbing and canyoning for English-speaking clients.


He was born in Povo, a small village on the outskirts of Trento the birthplace of many other famous climbers and alpinists. Nobody can explain why and not even Matteo remembers when he actually started climbing the mountains near his home as a child, following the family tradition. Hundreds of climbs in the Alps have trained him in character and also physically, allowing him to get to know himself and his climbing partners. At first he obtained the diploma of alpine guide and later he also became a skiing instructor. He works assiduously at the climbing structure in Arco teaching climbing techniques. Organizes outdoor incentives and teambuilding for schools and businesses but does not mind engaging as an alpine guide accompanying friends and customers in mountain climbing. In the wintertime the slopes of Trentino see him engaged as a ski and ski mountaineering instructor.


He was born in a small village in the Alps. Being surrounded by mountains made him want to climb and the get the satisfaction of reaching the highest peaks. Fabrizio has translated his passion into a profession from which he obtains much satisfaction and the search for a human relationship with his friend-client. He actively collaborates on the structure of the Trentino climbing center in the organization of teambuilding and outdoor incentives. He is an expert in the Brenta Dolomites which often see him engaged both in climbing and on the famous vie ferrate of the Bocchette. Fabrizio is a perfectionist and he loves to refine his remarkable physical skills and the professionalism of his work as a mountain guide. In fact as soon as he has some free time he is eager to visit his old neighbor: the Marmolada Punta Penia (3.343 m).


Simone has just reached his top goal: the instructor diploma of the Italian mountain guides. Perhaps only mountain guides know the professional, technical, didactic qualities and the human qualities that underlie the achievement of such a title. Of course this does not come from nothing: Simone has practiced all the activities on a daily basis in the mountains. He started very young with rock climbing and then he also worked hard on ice climbing, ski mountaineering and canyoning. Today Simone is engaged in all the activities offered by the School especially in favor of the German clientele, given his good knowledge of the language.


He began his climbing career at the tender age of 14 years. Later on life was for him a continuous discovery of new routes on rock, first in the Valle del Sarca then in the Dolomites. Finally he experimented with trekking in Patagonia and on the ice walls of Norway. He passed the strict courses and exams to become a Mountain Guide practically when he was still a boy. Now he works in the management of the Rock Master wall in Arco where he starting to realize the dreams and the adventures of his customers and friends to whom he loves to transmit all his natural joy and passion for the mountains. In winter, he escapes to the neighboring Austria and collaborates on snow-covered slopes and off-slopes with a local school as a snowboard instructor.


He graduated in his native town Trento and at the same time he participated in alpine skiing competitions for 5 years. He has accumulated about 300 ascents practically on all the peaks of the Alps. In the year 2016, at the age of 30, he obtained the instructor diploma of the Italian Alpine Guides. Ale is really a multifaceted character and also this philosophical thought expresses it: "The biggest problem is to give priority to the myriad possibilities that stimulate the mind of a climber, when you have the good fortune to live in the most beautiful place of world!" What is most important to him is mountain cinematography. He has already created an ambitious project called "DoloMitiche - open-air works of art" which was presented at the Filmfestival della Montagna and other feature films. He will surely become a good movie director, in the meantime he will hopefully give us a hand in our school.


As a child he began to discover the paths, via ferrata and rock walls in the area of Lake Garda and the Brenta Dolomites. His first professional engagement, in 1959, was "Shepherd of goats". Subsequently, his qualification has somewhat improved and in 1995 he founded the first Alpinism and ski mountaineering school in Arco. Since the beginning, he has always been in charge of the internet until, in 2005, he was nominated "Professional Web Master" by Google although being a simple self-taught. This has brought good benefits in his activity as a mountain guide, especially in the German market. If you tell Delio that his websites are ugly, he is happy because you have found them and you have also read them. In fact, in the year 2015, he also received the award as Professional SEO by Google. Nowadays Delio works in his business almost exclusively for his old German guests. He loves to collaborate with the young people of the Mountime mountaineering school of Arco who, with professionalism and reliability, carry on the centuries-old tradition of the Trentino Alpine Guides.


Our highlights regarding trekking hiking via ferrata at Lake Garda or in the Dolomites Italy or on the Greek Island Kalymnos have not been chosen by our alpine mountain guides school but are the preferences of our customers in the 20 years of our activity. Please click on the image for a complete program of our trips and courses.

BRENTA TREK With our proposal of the Brenta Trek Italy, we would like to offer a 5 days trekking trip from lodge to lodge crossing from the South to the North, the entire Brenta Dolomites Italy Group, with overnight stay in the mountain lodges, suitable for everybody. The participants only need to have a good physical condition and some experience in hiking trips in the mountains.

VIA FERRATA COURSE This via ferrata course at Lake Garda Italy is destined for people who love trekking or mountain walks, and for whom who would like to try themselves in the vertical world in complete safety. The rock climbing experience of this day is very important for the performance of our via ferrata courses and trips. The next two days we will climb the most beautiful via ferratas in the Lake Garda Italy area.

VIA FERRATA BRENTA DOLOMITES ITALY The offer of the mountaineering School Lake Garda consists of the Crossing of Brenta Dolomites Italy from North to South in five or three days with overnight stay in the alpine lodges. The layer conformation of the rocks in the Brenta Dolomites permits the access to the many ledges which are cutting the big walls transversely. On these ledges are running the via ferrata delle Bocchette, from one pass to another, across the entire Brenta Dolomites Italy Group. Overnight stay in the mountain lodges

MARMOLADA DOLOMITES The top of Marmolada Dolomites is the famous and the via ferrata on the Western Crest is a dream of many mountaineers like the "Normal route" of Mont Blanc. The via ferrata on the crest of Marmolada is classified as difficult but as always the difficulty at high altitude depends on the environmental conditions which can vary extremely in the Dolomites. Obviously for this type of via ferrata trip it is necessary to have a good physical condition and sometimes even the use of the rope is necessary.

ALPINE COURSE Outdoor incentives teambuilding meeting Here you will find our proposals for travel agencies, companies, clubs and associations which would like to offer to their clients, personnel or members outdoor incentives activity in a scenic location in Trentino. Our School of alpine guides is taking care of the complete organization and will prepare an individually tailored program for every business outdoor incentives or teambuilding and meeting

VIA FERRATA COURSE The Brenta Dolomites group is similar to the more famous Eastern Dolomites but the rock walls and pillars there are bigger, the environment harder and wilder therefore less touristic and more alpine. Through these multicolor fantastic walls runs the famous track of "Via ferrata Bocchette del Brenta" which is ideal to exercise our via ferrata courses and trips in the Brenta Dolomites. This course is destined for people who have a little experience in high mountains or via ferrata or for very athletic and adventurous participants. Overnight stay in the mountain lodges.

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