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world war one dolomites west ridge marmolada punta penia

 

The combination of the via ferrata of the west crest in Marmolada and the Mount Padon is the hardest World War One of the Dolomites. Both via ferratas are originally of the First World War and was part of the first line of the front.

We climb and walk along two very long ridges, where every meter of via ferrata we see bunkers, observatories positions, refugios for the soldiers, telegraphic lines and more..... It's a amazing tour into the reality of the vertical war of the 1915/1918. 

For this via ferrata trekking you need have a basic hiking experience and a good physical condition. We walk and climb in high mountains, until the elevation of the Punta Penia 3343 m.

World War One Dolomites: The Via Ferrata of the Marmolada Punta Penia

 

DAY 1

The Via Ferrata of the west ridge of the Punta Penia (3343 m) Marmolada 

We start from your hotel and go to the Fedaia pass to climb the via ferrata of the west ridge of the Punta Penia. This via ferrata is generally easy for the climbing technic, but it's long and the return is on the glacier of the regular route. For this reason you need have appropriate mountain clothing and mountain boots or heavy trekking shoes to dress the ice crampons that I give you. 

(3-4 hrs walking and climbing up the Punta Penia and 2 hrs down on the glacier)

 Look my video of the West Ridge in YouTube

 Look my video of the Regular Route in YouTube

DOWNLOAD THE MAP: of the Marmolada mountains area

 

DAY 2

The Via Ferrata delle Trincee at the Padon ridge 

We start from the Hotel Fedaia and climb the via Ferrata delle Trincee (the via ferrata of the trenches) exactly on the opposite side of the big glacier of the Marmolada. The first part is a difficult and athletical wall, but then is a very interesting extended sequence of the front line austrian and then italian, along bunkers, trenches and other incredible construction in this vertical allocation. 

(5-6 hrs climb and walk, up and down, along the crest of the Padon ridge)

 Look my video in YouTube

DOWNLOAD THE MAP: of the Padon mountains area

 

 

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