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Via Ferrata Cortina: your modular program for via ferrata

 

Via Ferrata Cortina is a multi-day modular program around the amazing and famous Cortina d’Ampezzo area, part of the eastern Dolomites. Via Ferrata Cortina combine a large range of via ferratas: from easy and short perfect for beginners to extreme long and difficult for expert and trained hikers.

The focal point of the Via Ferrata Cortina proposal is the possibility to build your program in “tailor made”, to have your preferred number of days and your right grade of difficult, all with the maximal flexibility.

If you choose Via Ferrata Cortina as your via ferrata experience in the Dolomites, you will have your base camp in the Cortina area with the possibility to visit some cultural and historical attractions after the daily climbing sessions, but if you prefer a hut to hut via ferrata trek in the Dolomites, is possible to do it in different parts of the eastern and western area of Cortina.

Better at it, and with more flexibility at it…. I can’t offer you!

 

Study the territory and your possibilities of action

Read below the description of the singles via ferratas of the Cortina area and some examples of possible via ferrata tours, then write me your idea of travel and your preferences.

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Before all you need have a general idea about the possibilities of via ferratas of the Cortina area, take your time to read these short descriptions and watch the linked videos:

 

(A) Via Ferrata Ettore Bovero - Col Rosà  via ferrata cortina you tube

Approximate time: 5-6 hrs - Ascent: 1000 m - Grade: difficult

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A short but "intense" via ferrata with medium-hight difficulty and a long approach. This climb follow in the last meters (and on the top) interesting structures and bunkers of the World War One. 

 

(B) Via Ferrata Michielli Strobel - Pomagagnon

Approximate time: 6-7 hrs - Ascent: 1000 m - Grade: medium

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The Via Ferrata Michielli - Strobel is one of the most classical via ferratas of the Cortina area. Located in a incredible panoramic position, this amazing climbing is a "must" for everybody. Very interesting is the long line of scree on the gully of the way back.

 

(C) Via Ferrata Zumeles - third Cengia - Pomagagnon

Approximate time: 6-8 hrs - Ascent: 1100 m - Grade: medium

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Similar of the near Via Ferrata Michielli-Strobel, the 3rd Cengia of Pomagagnon is a great panoramic via Ferrata with a long approach and way back. The particularity of this climbing is that follow the natural line of a long ledge (cengia).

 

(D) Via Ferrata Dibona - Cristallo

Approximate time: 8-9 hrs - Ascent: 1441 m - Grade: medium

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In origin was the via Ferrata of the line of the front of the Italian troops, today is a extreme long via Ferrata very interesting to combine in two days with the near via Ferrata Bianchi. Along the track we continue to find bunkers, trenches and recovery structures of the war, some in very good conditions of conservation.

 

(E) Via Ferrata Bianchi - Cristallo

Approximate time: 3 hrs - Ascent: 250 m - Grade: medium

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The logical continuation of the via Ferrata Dibona or... a nice  and short day to climb the maximal elevation of the Cristallino d'Ampezzo.

 

(F) Via Ferrata Sci Club 18 - Faloria

Approximate time: 4 hrs - Ascent: 650 m - Grade: very difficult

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The "Cortina answer" at in theme of the "new sport-climbing ferratas", a funny and difficult climbing directy up of the Cortina town.

 

(G) Via Ferrata Punta Anna + Tofana di Mezzo  via ferrata cortina you tube

Approximate time: 6+3 hrs - Ascent: 800+400 m - Grade: medium

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If you are ready for a very long via ferrata: “this is your target”! In facts the long crest of the Tofana di Mezzo is possible to divide in different section. The first section is named: “Via Ferrata Olivieri” and the most of people climbing it only it in 2-3 hrs, then is possible use the excape way to descend to the Rifugio Giussani. But if you are ready we can continue to the top.....

 

(H) Via Ferrata G. Lipella - Tofana di Rozes

Approximate time: 8-10 hrs - Ascent: 1400 m - Grade: medium

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A very long via ferrata that climb the impressive and enormous west side of the Tofana di Rozes. The first part is into the spiral WW1 tunnel of the “Castelletto” and the exit arrive on the artillery positions of the “Tre dita”. Logically is only for trained hikers....

 

(I) Via Ferrata degli Alpini - Col de Bois  via ferrata cortina you tube

Approximate time: 4 hrs - Ascent: 450 m - Grade: medium  

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The best via ferrata for your first day in the Cortina area. In this via ferrata we can try and learn the climbing technic in different configurations and situations.

 

(L) Via Ferrata Kaiserjaeger + Lagazuoi Tunnels

Approximate time: 5-6 hrs - Ascent: 750 m - Grade: easy

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The most classical via ferrata on easy grades. A authentic “historical visit” first at the Austrian troops path (Kaiserjaeger path) and second at the Italian tunnels of the great landmine. Don’t lost this occasion, it’s a unique experience!

 

(M) Via Ferrata Averau - Averau

Approximate time: 3 hrs - Ascent: 394 m - Grade: easy

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The easier and shorter via ferrata of the Cortina area. Perfect for beginners at first experience and first day.

 

(N) Via Ferrata Sorapiss (complete traverse)

Approximate time: 2 days: 9 hrs + 7.30 hrs - Ascent: about 2000 m - Grade: medium/difficult

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The complete traverse of the Sorapiss group is a 2 days tour for expert and trained hikers. A unforgettable landscape in very wild and isolated areas is the constant of this long traverse. This is a highlights target....

 

(O) Via Ferrata Innerkoflersteig - Paterno

Approximate time: 5-6 hrs - Ascent: 800 m - Grade: medium

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The most classical via ferrata to visit the Lavaredo area and climb along the first line of the front of the WW1 with a impressive sequence of trenches and bunkers.

 

(P) Sentiero Bonacossa - Cadini di Misurina

Approximate time: 8 hrs - Ascent: 750 m - Grade: easy

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The Via Ferrata Bonacossa is a long path with a sequence of short via ferrata section that we can combine in one or two days. In any case is easy but long and very nice for the internal views of this secondary group of mountains on the Cortina area.

 

(Q) Via Ferrata Tomaselli - Punta Fanes Sud  via ferrata cortina you tube

Approximate time: 6 hrs - Ascent: 600 m - Grade: difficult

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The Via Ferrata Tomaselli at the Punta Fanes Sud is one of the most difficult via ferratas of this area. A great exposition with a constant athletic imprinting are the salient characteristics of this climbing. The central position on the  mountains of Fanes, give at this via ferrata a fantastical panoramic position. 

 

Some ideas of possible programs:

 

5 DAYS for beginners in progressive soft ferratas

Day1 - (M) Via Ferrata Averau

Day2 - (L) Via Ferrata Kaiserjaeger + Lagazuoi Tunnels

Day3 - (I) Via Ferrata degli Alpini

Day4 - (G) Via Ferrata Punta Anna + Tofana di Mezzo

Day5 - (E) Via Ferrata Bianchi (Cristallino d’Ampezzo)

 

5 DAYS for trained hikers in progressive long and difficult climbing

Day1 - (I) Via Ferrata degli Alpini

Day2 - (H) Via Ferrata G. Lipella

Day3 - (F) Via Ferrata Sci Club 18

Day4 - (G) Via Ferrata Punta Anna + Tofana di Mezzo

Day5 - (A) Via Ferrata Ettore Bovero - Col Rosà

 

And now think at your preferences and combined it with this large range of via ferrata..... I'm ready to discuss your request. write me!

 

Find your best combination of price:

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