Via Delle Trincee/La Mesola*** VF4B
[Monte Padon rising above Lago Fedaia, home of Via Ferrata delle Trincee, 2 kb]500m. of ascent, 300m of VF. A fascinating route along a ridge that was used as trenches by the Italians in WWI, thus the name. The first section of the route is the hardest and the route includes a very rickety bridge and some long tunnels

Photo: Monte Padon rising above Lago Fedaia, home of Via Ferrata delle Trincee © Casa Alfredino
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purplemushroom - 24/Sep/14 with Ben Wetherill

Giles Eperon - 09/Sep/14 with Alex Eperon, Charlie Wilson, felicity eperon

Greasy at start. Very glad of confidence rope. Amazing views. A whole new league to the g3 vfs
randomsabreur - 06/Sep/14

Hidden - 05/Sep/14

kirky_p - 01/Sep/14

Hidden - 01/Aug/14

BeckyS - 17/Jul/14 with John M, Andrew M

TomGB - Lead - 14/Jul/14 with Stewart Moody, Adam Butler

clarky_two - 2014

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Sep/13

Hidden - 10/Sep/13

pimpy - 07/Sep/13

Great route, great views. A lot of exposure. Tunnels are interesting.
markh554 - 07/Sep/13

in the evening with a stay at the bivi
ANC - 06/Sep/13 with Louise Humphreys

in the evening with a stay at the bivi
ANC - 06/Sep/13 with Louise Humphreys

louise123 - 06/Sep/13 with Angus Clark

Roger Cruse - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Kris

mikelaing - Lead - Aug/13

ClareHowes90 - Aug/13
Casa Alfredino - Aug/13

We walked in from east of Passo Pordoi on a contouring path along to the lift station top. This is a fun route but is popular. We started late but caught up with the crowds on the descents after the bridge. No one else around for the final tunnel sections. Great Marmolada views.
brianrunner - Solo - 28/Jul/13 with martina

Brilliant ridge - alpine climbing without the stress of ropes.
bridget143 - 27/Jul/13 with Simen

Hidden - 25/Jul/13

vikx85 - 24/Jul/13

Monkey_Alan - 08/Sep/12 with Simon Blanchflower

mike_hough_uk - 08/Sep/12 with chri55ie

chri55ie - 08/Sep/12 with Mike Hough

colinthrelfall - 05/Sep/12 with Stewart, Gordon, Neal, Ian Jeffrey

Helen, Marq, JR, JP, Kieth
Vicky L - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/12

Marq - 23/Aug/12 with Keefus, Vicky Lisle, Helen C (LMC), James Rowe, James Pearson

Hidden - 23/Aug/12

zoeimogen - 04/Aug/12

Pete Pozman - 28/Jul/12

JamesRich - 24/Jul/12 with Karen Rich, Howard Rich, Paul Rich

Hard start,followed by good ridge, then interesting tunnels to finish. Good route.
Fiskavaig - Solo - 12/Jul/12 with Steve Bridg, Paul R

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/12

Matt Schwarz - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/12 with Phillip Johnson

danieleaston - Jul/12

wilf - 2012 with Tom, Andy, nick f

Clee - 14/Sep/11 with Anna

Hidden - 06/Sep/11

Huge cable car. Slightly more difficult in the beginning, but simple when using the wire. Bridge on the way, then some historic buildings and lots of little caves with viewing galleries on the way. Amazing 360 view. Towards the end, the ferrata turns into many little bits, which gets slightly annoying. One big cave at the very end, but the ferrata doesnt actually go through it, it's more of a hike from there on. Met the builder of the ferrata on the decent in a little chalet. Three of his goats managed to escape and he told us about how they got them back using helicopters and that - the man told us about his misery...him having been a sheppard for 40 years already and nevery having seen something like this. Sad days...Anyway, we ran down the ski slopes, saw a marmot on the way and two moto cross drivers.
Willbert - 29/Aug/11

Awesome route. Great weather. Explored all the tunnels. Probably my favourite route of the week. Lots of ascent and decents and superb possitions.
Katie86 - 23/Aug/11 with Ellie Aimes

Ellie79 - 23/Aug/11 with Andy Odger, Miles Doughty, Katie H

Had to bail last time I tried this, so really wanted to complete it. Wasn't at all disappointed - stunning VF with superb exposure and a fun finale with the tunnels.
sarahlizzy - 29/Jul/11 with Syv

Hidden - 14/Jul/11

Excellent route with a bit of history thrown in too.
prog99 - 05/Jul/11 with Fiona

Stiff start on damp rocks but after that no problems. The caves are cool.
Fiona Reid - 05/Jul/11 with Mike

Griff87 - Jul/11

Griff87 - Jul/11

My favourite VF so far.
syv_k - Jul/11 with sarahlizzy

done this vf many of times, got stuck in a thunderstorm here
rch3l - Solo - Jul/11

Hidden - 16/Jun/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 12/Sep/10

alisonk - Solo - 02/Sep/10 with Dave

davidk - Solo - 02/Sep/10 with alison

Dave Foster - Sep/10 with Laura, Elena, Ross, Sandra

syv_k - 2nd dnf - 15/Aug/10

zoeimogen - 2nd dnf - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo - 13/Aug/10

Hidden - 08/Aug/10

Trisha Murphy - 19/Jul/10

A fantastic VF route, recommended.
jubolo - 17/Jul/10 with batts, craig

LA Bradders - 14/Jul/10

seanyt - Solo - Jul/10

Elizabeth Noyes - Jul/10 with Neil Murphy

Swamp murphy - Jun/10

mick grim - 2010

Hidden - 07/Sep/09

Hidden - Sep/09

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Aug/09

cas smerdon - 12/Aug/09

Stunning route with the added bonus of the tunnels at the end. Take a torch!
Guy - Aug/09 with Pamela

Hidden - 24/Jul/09

Hidden - 24/Jul/09

Hailstorm on first section! Sun came back out for the rest - but queues gone :)
pocketsarah - 15/Jul/09

Hidden - 21/Sep/08

Hidden - 10/Aug/08

Hidden - 06/Aug/08

One of the best VF's I've done. Cable car wasnt working though, so quite a long walk up, and a hell of a walk-off at the end. Got very sore feet in approach shoes - lost both big toenails later....
CathS - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/08

guy stabler - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/07

3rd time. Cable car running!
Becky E - 01/Sep/07 with Martin and Kenny

JulianD - Solo - 27/Jul/07 with Ann

Hidden - 18/Jul/07

Hidden - Jul/07

Hidden - Jul/07

Hidden - 2007

johnjb - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/06 with Tony B, Kieran B

Walked in from Passo Pordoi.
Graham Iles - 12/Sep/06 with Jo

Did all the moves free, but blow the repoint by standing on a stemple in gully before finding a decent hold ! Ran down to Arabba in under 45 minutes
Chris the Tall - 02/Sep/06 with Daz, Alan Selby, Liz, Alice Chaplin, India

IggyLiz - 02/Sep/06 with Chris, Alan, Alice, Daz & India

Hidden - Solo - Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Stuart Macfarlane - 26/Jul/06 with Andy W

runwildjohn - 15/Jul/06 with Alice Horton

No problems this time
Chris the Tall - 28/Aug/04 with Liz

texuspete - 04/Aug/04

IggyLiz - Aug/04 with Chris

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - Aug/04

2nd time. Cable car not running this time either, so repeated the evil walk down.
Becky E - Jul/04 with various

Did not finish
IggyLiz - Sep/03 with Chris

Did not finish, retreated at first exit point after Liz spotted a cloud - understandably nervous after the thunderstorm epic on Cristallo
Chris the Tall - 30/Aug/03 with Liz

Hidden - Aug/03

1st time. No cable car. Murderous walk down the ski piste to Arabba.
Becky E - Jul/03 with various

Done in dense fog, almost went wrong
Chris the Tall - 27/Aug/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/02

Big Lee - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/02

Hidden - 27/Jun/02

Hidden - 07/Sep/92

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