Crossing of Marmolada Dolomites Italy – easy mountaineering from hut to hut

Crossing of Marmolada Dolomites Italy – easy mountaineering from hut to hut

Marmolada Dolomites Italy – Marmolada Group is located in the eastern part of the Trentino and offers the highest mountain of the Dolomites: Punta Penia. The mountain chain extends from North to South and presents two sides both of which are very interesting. Towards the South it breaks into breathtaking cliffs with the largest climbing walls in the world where hundreds of alpinists have climbed numerous routes of extreme difficulty. The north face presents a large and steep glacier where it is possible to exercise any type of alpine mountaineering activity. The ridge itself is composed of several summits decreasing in altitude from the Western to the Eastern part. Before World War 1 there ran the border between Austria and Italy. The Austrian soldiers were hiding in deep tunnels in the glaciers North face whereas the Italian soldiers were quartered on the steep South face of the Marmolada. During the retreat of the Marmolada glacier sometimes war remainders can be still found. The Marmolada is very suitable for our alpine mountaineering courses because the glacier is easily accessible from the alpine mountain lodge in approximately 20 minutes. The mountain guides of our rock climbing school often visit the Marmolada Dolomites to climb the difficult via ferrata which is running on the East Ridge.

PHOTO Difficult: medium Duration: 3 days RMa

dates of hiking trip: see our calendar – upon request No. of participants: 3 Price: EUR 330,00

Meeting point: Ora/Auer train station – at 10.00 a.m. or in your Hotel at Lake Garda Italy

Description: High-alpine trip from hut to hut with wonderful panorama – didactics: use of pick and crampons on ice and glacier.

1st day – Departing from our meeting point with our mini-van, we are heading towards Fassa Valley. After ca. 90 min. by car, we have reached Lake Fedaia from where we will take the cableway to the mountain lodge “Rifugio Pian dei Fiacconi” (2.625 m). On the adjacent glacier we will teach and practice the correct use of pick and crampons in ascent and descent. Overnight stay in “Pian dei Fiacconi” lodge.

2nd day – Ascent to Forcella Marmolada (2.896 m); descent to Contrin lodge (2.016 m), duration: ca. 5 hrs.

3rd day – Ascent to Passo Ombretta at 2.730 m, excellent view of the famous South Wall of Marmolada – descent to the mountain lodge “Rifugio Falier” and Malga Ciapela, ca. 5 hrs. – End of the trekking trip. Back to Rovereto and/or your hotel at Lake Garda.

What to bring: backpack – water – sandwich – windcheater – preferably trekking boots which are suitable for the use with crampons – gloves – hat/cap – sunglasses – hiking sticks – sleeping sheet.

Equipment: harness, crampons (can be rented from the mountain guide upon request).

Note: for the overnight stays incl. half-board (breakfast+dinner) in the lodge, one should calculate extra costs of appx. EUR 40,00 per day + ca. EUR 10,00 for the cableway.

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