According to scientists, the Alps could lose as much as 70 per cent of their snow cover by the end of the century (spoiler: that’s just 80 years from now) as temperatures rise and greenhouse gas emissions aren’t curbed. For some ski resorts, that may mean no snow at all. This winter the Alps suffered a very slow start to the season for the third year in a row. Going forward, the ski season may also start up to a month later and finish up to three months earlier, and the snow line may be up to 1000 m higher.
If I say ‘Greece’, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Let me guess: beaches, islands, and warm weather.
But Greece is so, so much more than its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. In fact, 80% of its land is mountainous, with the highest peak reaching 2917 meters above sea level. That makes for some pretty interesting winter-like landscapes and – believe it or not – it also means there is skiing in Greece. When the colder months of the year come, you can chill by the sea …
Nothing makes you happier than spending a day out at the crag or bouldering with friends, pushing your limits and sending routes. Throw in some breathtaking landscape, amazing food and a luscious glass of wine at the end of the day, and you pretty much have it all. I’ve got one word for you: Italy. Here are the 10 best events for rock climbing in Italy happening between now and December around the country, where you’ll find exactly all of this – and more. Time to start packing!