History of Catores

The Catores and the tradition of mountain rescue

‘Aiut Alpin Dolomites’ was founded officially in 1990, but has been operating since 1987. The Helicopter Rescue Service was originally conceived and run by volunteers of the three Ladin Valleys, Val Gardena, Fassa & Badia, whose motivation of human solidarity handed down from one generation to another of Alpine Guides and mountain enthusiasts gave origin to the service.



The mountain rescue
Aiut Alpin Dolomites

What is ‘Aiut Alpin Dolomites’ (in Ladino meaning: ‘mountain rescue in the Dolomites’). It is an voluntary association registered in the Authorities of Social Economic Utility Registrar (Onlus). It is formed by seventeen individual Mountain Rescue Teams which are associated and operate mainly in the Ladin Valleys of the Dolomites mountains. The Mountain Guides of the Alpine School Catores take all part of the rescue team "Judacrëp Gherdëina".

Aiut Alpin Dolomites www.aiut-alpin-dolomites.com



The name Catores comes from the bird Cator = Rock Partridge