/ August Dolomites partners
I'll be taking a solo trip from the US to the Dolomites, Italy July 27- August 25th. I'll basically be traversing the region for a month, backpacking and doing via ferratas/ climbing along the way. I The first 10 days I’ll be in the Cortina area and the last 20, I'll be backpacking the Alta Via 2 starting in Santa Magdelena. Because I LOVE climbing, I wanted to take a bunch of variations to experience some great climbs along the way. I also have a 5 day side trip to incorporate the Rosengarten area. There's a ton of amazing climbs and towers that I really didn't want to experience anything sketchy on...so I decided to spoil myself and hire a guide for about 8 days of the trip. For the itinerary below, the days in bold are the days I have a guide.
I'd really appreciate if you can:
1.) Tell me if I'm missing anything spectacular/ have any beta & must do's for the areas listed
2.) For the days not in bold, let me know if you want to join!
3.) Tips for transportation- ie lifts, taxis (if you know any reliable companies,), and any other favorites.
I will not have gear while there as I'll be going hut to hut- I'm an experienced climber- I feel comfortable leading easier 5.11's on sport, will follow whatever on trad.
28-Jul Venice airport > tre croci pass > rifugio vandeli at Lake sorapiss/ overnight @ rifugio Vandeli
29-Jul Sorapis circuit/via ferrata ~ overnight tbd
30-Jul Ivano Dibona Via Ferrata/ Mt. Cristalo ~ overnight tbd
31-Jul Tre Cime: via ferratas and hike~ overnight Laveredo
1-Aug Tre Cime climbing. Cassin and Spigolo Giallo
2-Aug hike to rifugio lagazooi in an interesting way/or climb in saas dacia ~ overnight @ Rifugio Lagazuoi
3-Aug giovano lipella vf to tofana di rozes summit ~ overnight @ Rifugio Giussani or Lagazuoi
4-Aug Punta Anna vf to Tofane di mezzo summit ~ overnight @ Rifugio Giussani
5-Aug Ferrata ra gussela/ Averau/Nuvolau/Passo Giau, ~ overnight @ Averau
6-Aug Sport Climb in Cinque Torri ~ overnight @ TBD
7-Aug Col Raiser lift> Seceda> Malga Brogles> hike to Santa Magdelena and explore overnight @ Santa Maddelena
8-Aug Adolf Munkel trail> Sas Riagas> Rifugio Frienze ~ overnight @ Rifugio Frienze
9- Aug Rifugio Frienze to brigatta tridentenia via ferrata> lift to Corvara
10- Aug vf brigata tridentenia > boe/ piz boe~ overnight @ rifugio campanna fassa
11- Aug hike from boe over via del pan, cable car up marmolada, maybe via ferrata al trince.> take taxi to sella pass or take a taxi there in the morning~ sleep here or take taxi to sella pass and sleep in sella pass
12- Aug climb something in Sella pass area> Oscar Schuster Via Ferrata> Tony Demetze~ overnight @ tony demetz
13 -Aug cinque dita climbing or something else in area > hike to alps di tires rifugio.~ overnight @ alps di tires
14- Aug laurenzi vf> antermoia Vf> or vajolet hut~ overnight @ vajolet hut
15- Aug Traverse of the Vajolet towes (climb vajolet towers today if there is instable weather today. If not, climb towers tomorrow) overnight @ Alberto
16- Aug Climb something else awesome in the Rosengarten Area/ maybe Punta Emma and other?
17- Aug santer pass via ferrata/ roda di vael/ > ciampadie or somewhere I can hike or bus to rejoin alta via 2
18- Aug lift or taxi to wherever I'm hiking from. Hike something interesting to rejoin the Alta via 2 bellow Conrin> continue hiking to san pelligrino
19-Aug san peligrino to to volpi mulaz
20-Aug Volpi mulaz to pradali/ via ferrata along the way
21-Aug other via feeratas in area and stay in pradalli or treviso
22-Aug pradiali or treviso to cereda
23-Aug cereda to boz
24-Aug boz to del piaz > taxi to venice
25-Aug fly out of venice at 11:30am