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VIA FERRATA MARMOLADA… A STEP FROM THE SKY

An imposing 3342m high, Marmolada is the highest peak in the Dolomites, famously known for its southern rock face several kilometers long, and almost 1000m high. The north side consists of the biggest glacier in the area.
Via Ferrata on the western side leads to the highest peak, Punta Penia, offering a truly panoramic peak top views not only on the surrounding picture-perfect Dolomites, but on better days even further. Dolomites at its best at your finger-tips. Occasionally, looking south, reflection of the Venetian Lagoon can be seen too.
It’s one of the longer via ferratas, high in altitude and reserved for the more experienced and confident mountaineers. It’s will certainly be a demanding,, but a day to remember.

Taking lifts  from Passo Fedaia, which is worth the visit in itself,  we’ll ascend to 2626m refuge, Pian dei Fiacconi.  Guido, who runs it,  will be waiting for us with the obligatory hot cup of coffee! This is the main gateway to the glacier from the north side.
Refreshed and energised we’ll reach the valley which descends from Forcella Mamolada, from which we’ll set off.  To reach the via ferrata, we’ll first cross a small glacier, which sadly each year is getting smaller.
Once we’ve reached the first fixtures of the via ferrata, we’ll head towards Punta Penia summit crest. There aren’t any real technical difficulties, but the actual length and the altitude are strenuous in itself. However, the surrounding views certainly make up for the fatigue. Once via ferrata ends, with a little bit more extra effort and a short walk away we’ll finally reach the actual peak.
Believe it or not, there is an actual hut at the summit, serving  coffee and cakes which will help us regain our strengths and sink in the atmosphere.
Descend can be along the same way. Otherwise, If good weather and good visibility remain, via normal route which goes over glacier.
Once we’ve reached Pian dei Fiacconi, we might have enough time for a final beer before taking the lift down.



To know
Itinerary: chosen Itinerary will be at Guide’s discretion, based on each participant’s technical abelites. Guide can at any time change, modify and/or stop the activity due to the lack of minimal safety measures.

Health and fitness requirements: Participants should be highly fit and in good health. Any health issues must be communicated upon booking,  prior to undertaking any physical activities related with the chosen programme. This is for your own safety and the safety of the group!

Weather and programme change: Travelsport Team Member has a right to modify a programme at any time during the activity, based on  the changing weather conditions, or for any other reason which could jeopardies the safety and security of the participants.

Terms and conditions: link.
 
  • Start: 8am at Passo Fedaia - Pian dei Fiacconi lift
  • Finish: 17.30 pm at at Passo Fedaia - Pian dei Fiacconi lift
  • Difficulty: DIFFICULT, excursion reserved for people with good training and accustomed to moving in mountain terrain
  • Clothing and equipment: Technical alpine clothing, harness, ferrata kit, climbing helmet, mountain boots (no approach shoes), 20l backpack, energy snacks. Technical climbing equipment may be rented out from Travelsport.
  • Included Services: Accompanying Alpine Guide UIAGM, insurance. Pick up and drop off to and from the main meeting points at Valle Agordina may be arranged
  • Excluded Services: Skipass, and unless specified otherwise in the Included services above, all other services are duly excluded.
  • Number of participants: Min 2 people. If less, cost remains €300.
  • Changes or Cancellations due to adverse weather conditions: A new activity date will be agreed. If the new date cannot be set, the booking will be refunded in full.

Route

  1. Punto di ritrovo