7A6D9820-329F-4ABA-B4DD-6AF33A6CB50C Created with sketchtool. GLIMPSES OF THE DOLOMITES


The Dolomites are THE destination for nature, adventure and outdoor lovers, thanks to their pristine beauty and the wide range of activities they offer. In particular, via ferratas represent one of the most thrilling and exciting ways to explore these majestic mountains.

During the days spent in the Dolomites, we planned to tackle three different via ferratas, each with unique characteristics and different challenges to overcome.

The first, the Ferrata Tridentina al Pisciadù, is located in the northern part of the Sella Group and is one of the longest in the Dolomites. This route, which starts from Alta Badia near the village of Colfosco and ends with the descent of Val Setus, is very popular in the summer months. Thanks to its medium-low difficulty, it offers a rewarding experience to all hikers, even those lesser-experienced. The ascent, through vertical walls and rocky ridges, offers a breath-taking panoramic view of the valley below, making the whole adventure unforgettable.

The via ferrata Piz da Lech de Boè, on the other hand, is one of the most famous in the Dolomites, located on the ramparts of the Sella Group, short but intense. It features some technical sections and challenging passages with rocky leaps that require concentration.

On the other hand, it offers a front row show, an incredible view of the surrounding peaks and the Marmolada glacier. The final vertical staircase represents one of the most suggestive passages and from the top, the panorama that can be admired is simply sensational.

The third via ferrata we did was the Sass de Stria, its starting point is at the Valparola pass, halfway between the Cortina d'Ampezzo valley and Alta Badia.

This via ferrata is particularly interesting from a historical point of view, as it was built by the Alpini during the First World War and dedicated to Lieutenant Fusetti who fought in this area. Furthermore, there are still some trenches dating back to the conflict, right next to the exit of the route.

With medium-low difficulty, this via ferrata offers some exposed and steep passages that require a good dose of physical strength. However, the view from the top is so spectacular that it deserves the effort and the unforgettable sunsets from up there.

These experiences have been intense yet highly rewarding

allowing us to explore some of the most beautiful mountains in the world and put our skills and courage to the test. Furthermore, it was exciting to see how many parents accompanied their children to climb these peaks and how many people approached the mountain with awareness and respect.

However, it is important to underline the importance of preparing yourself adequately, both physically and mentally, and following all the necessary precautions to enjoy these experiences in a safe and responsible way. Especially for those who have no experience in the mountains, it is essential to rely on expert guides and adequate equipment in order to avoid unnecessary risks.