Day 1: Arrival in Alta Badia or Cortina D’Ampezzo. Meeting with UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guide. Brief orientation of the whole itinerary and equipment control. Bed & Breakfast.
Day 2: Via Ferrata Averau or Col dei Bos. Bed & Breakfast. Today we will start with an easier Via Ferrata, with training in the basics. Choice of two ferrate: Via Ferrate Averau or Col dei Bos.
Via Ferrata Averau (easy): Your guide will be on hand to teach you the basics of travelling over the near vertical walls, and this ferrata is a good confidence builder for beginners. The views of the Tofane group to the north are outstanding on this route, and the historic training ground of generations of rock climbers. Cinque Torri, is just below the imposing bulk of Averau.
Via Ferrata Col dei Bos (moderate): This Via Ferrata is not signed on maps or guiding books as it is one of the Via Ferrate that the Italian alpine military units use for training. The approach is quiet impressing as the firs stretch is quiet exposed and vertical. From the top of Col dei Bos the views of the surrounding mountains and the Ampezzo Valley are unforgettable.
Days 3-7: Via Ferrata
Ascent of Via Ferrata each day, with learning of useful rope techniques, and with some extra tuition at times to give participants a range of skill for climbing and scrambling on different rock features. Bellow is a list of the Via Ferratas that will be ascended in the following days depending on the ability of participants and weather conditions. They also will be chosen depending on the area you will be staying (Alta Badia or Cortina):
- Via Ferrata Tridentina (Sella Massif)
- Via Ferrata delle Mesules (Sella Massif)
- Via Ferrata Lipella (Tofana di Rozes)
- Via Ferrata delle Trincees (Padon Massif)
- Via Ferrata Marino Bianchi (Cristallo Massif)
- Via Ferrata Piz da Lec (Sella Massif). Bed & Breakfast.
Day 8: Breakfast and departure on your own.
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