Monte Nanos

Monte Nanos Monte Nanos
L'altopiano della Bora
Escursioni, natura e storia sul carso montano sloveno

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Mount Nanos
The Bora Highland - Hikes, Nature and History on the Slovenian Mountain Karst

Title: Monte Nanos L'altopiano della Bora
Authors: Ettore Tomasi - Giovanni Stegù
Series: "Andar de Bora" (by Alessandro Ambrosi)
(ISBN 10: 88-88281-08-8 ISBN 13: 978-88-8828-108-7)
ISBN 978-88-8828-108-7
136 pages - € 15,50
Issue: December 2006
1st Reprint: May 2007
Section: Karst / Guides

The book
The Vipava (Vipacco) valley with its rural villages, wine traditions and the beautiful, unique outline of a mountain that can only be described as the king of the karst highland. Nanos, "home mountain or mountain of the heart" to many people living in Trieste, Friuli and Slovenia. This readable and full-colour guide introduces you to Mount Nanos and the Bora Highland through twentythree routes (with relevant maps) described by two experienced, keen walkers. The authors give all pratical information in order to make every nature lover discover the trails enjoying wonderful walks in the Slovenian mountain karst. The guide details climbing paths to the summit of the Pleša and the Suhi Vrh; mule tracks, forest roads and mountain tracks with facilities to the Vojkova koca hut, to the Hunting House (Lovski dom) and to the Abram farmhouse. We'll learn how to visit the ice caves, the gorge of the Bela stream, the practice walls and, last but not least, the fascinating Predjama Castle.

The authors
Ettore Tomasi is a mountaineer, naturalist and publishing consultant. Since 1958 he's been hiking, climbing mountains and dedicating himself to naturalistic research. He has published a number of articles, hiking guides and scientific works. Walking all over Europe he has developed a deep knowledge of different mountain chains and environments. He's collaborating with the Università degli Studi di Trieste as well as the Museo di Storia Naturale di Trieste, and researching into cecidology in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, particularly in his Parco Naturale delle Prealpi Giulie. Mount Nanos catched his attention in 1966: since then he keeps exploring the mountain in order to practice and to do botanical and historical research.

Giovanni Stegù, born in 1944, is a keen sportsman (athletics and volleyball) in his young years before shifting to sailing. On few occasions he experiences hiking during rare summer holidays in the mountains. The big change takes palce ten years ago, when he joins C.A.I. (Club Alpino Italiano) to attend the course called "Rose d'Inverno" (Winter Roses) organized by the Associazione XXX Ottobre in Trieste. Ettore Tomasi happens to be his instructor and they soon become friends discovering to have a passion in common: the mountains.

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