august 20

Mountaineering: Marmolada, Punta Penia 3343 m, Dolomites

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[vc_row][vc_column][us_single_image image=”1720″ size=”full” align=”center”][vc_column_text]Marmolada remained in my mind since my last visit in the Dolomites, in 2017. Probabil because it has a glacier (which I love about the mountains, in general).

[/vc_column_text][us_single_image image=”1693″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_message color=”success”]Descrierea traseului[/us_message][vc_column_text]I wanted my approach for the mountain to be as fast as possible, so I stayed in the Canazei camp – between counties the distances are shorter, but the driving is much harder due to winding streets.

The entrance starts at Passo Fedaia. You can get there by car.

[/vc_column_text][us_single_image image=”1719″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_single_image image=”1718″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_single_image image=”1702″ size=”full” align=”center”][vc_column_text]From Passo Fedaia you can climb to the refuge at 2626m by chairlift:

  • the climbing costs 9 euros
  • the descent is 8.5 euros
  • climbing and descent is 14 euros
  • descending by foot, from the chairlift’s stop takes about an hour.

From the chalet, we took the route that circles the mountain (started climbing from the right side, descending on the glacier, by the left side – as you look at the top).

We took the 606 marked route (starts from the right side – as you look to the mountain), which descends and then starts going up. At one point, we made a short crossing right on the glacier, and at its end we took the via feratta route.

[/vc_column_text][us_single_image image=”1721″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_single_image image=”1704″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_single_image image=”1695″ size=”full” align=”center”][vc_column_text]The via ferrata section follows the ridge almost to its top, it’s pretty long and quite beautiful, of 4 degree (5 is the maximum in via ferrata).[/vc_column_text][us_single_image image=”1701″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_single_image image=”1700″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_single_image image=”1699″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_single_image image=”1705″ size=”full” align=”center”][vc_column_text]The last part before the top must be crossed right on the glacier.[/vc_column_text][us_single_image image=”1706″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_single_image image=”1707″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_single_image image=”1698″ size=”full” align=”center”][vc_column_text]The view from up there, above, is absolutely amazing! You will find food and warm drinks at the refuge.[/vc_column_text][us_single_image image=”1696″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_single_image image=”1697″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_single_image image=”1714″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_single_image image=”1692″ size=”full” align=”center”][vc_column_text]Route time (depending on your training level and number of stops): 4-7 hours.[/vc_column_text][us_single_image image=”1710″ size=”full” align=”center”][us_message color=”success”]Echipament[/us_message][vc_column_text]

  • boots ( I wore La Sportiva Trango) and crampons
  • ice axe
  • via ferrata kit, helmet, gloves, harness
  • winter clothes  (a slim polar, Goretex coat, buff)
  • sunglasses and sun screen
  • you can only find water at the chalet from the chairlift’s stop and at the refuge from the top.

[/vc_column_text][us_single_image image=”1694″ size=”full” align=”center”][vc_column_text]You can find the GPS track registered with Suunto Spartan Ultra here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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