West ridge via ferrata
Departure from Passo Fedaia at 6.00 am. We will start the ascent towards Pian dei Fiacconi; from there we will put on the crampons and continue through the glacier on the Normal route. Alternatively from Pian dei Fiacconi, traverse towards Forcella Marmolada and climb along the West Ridge Via Ferrata. The summit will offer a 360° panorama over the Val di Fassa Dolomites and beyond. Lunch break at Punta Penia refuge and return through the Normal route.
Altitude gap: 1300m (altitude gain) 1300m (altitude loss).
Notes: This excursion requires excellent physical preparation. Trekking clothes and boots, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. There is the possibility to stay overnight at Capanna Ghiacciaio Refuge the evening before the excursion to divide the ascent in two days (600m first day and 700m second day). In this case the Guide will reach you directly at Pian dei Fiacconi in the morning of the excursion to leave at 8.30 am. Cost of overnight stay with half board service: € 50 per person.
Difficulty level: VERY DIFFICULT – ADULTS