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Brenta Mountain Group

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The Brenta Dolomites (‘Dolomiti di Brenta’ in Italian) are in the westernmost extremity of the Dolomites region, in the Trento Province of the Trentino Adige Adgie Region. The Brenta Group is on the western side of the Adige valley, and bordered on the west by the Giudicarie fault-line; a tectonic fracture that marks the separation between the Dolomites and the Adamello (3,539 m) and Presanella (3,558 m) groups of the Italian Alps, which border the area to the north and west respectively. The range runs north to south for about 40 km and is about 12 km wide east to west. This  Brenta Group consists of calcareous and Dolomite rocks, displays majestic but austere forms with sharp angles of varied shapes. Various processes of erosion have shaped the massive banks of Main Dolomite bedrock, carving out the bold and agile pinnacles which form the heart of the Brenta Dolomites, in front of Cima Tosa (the highest elevation; 3,173 m) and the Campanil Alto (‘Upper Bell Tower’), at the top of the Brenta valley.The Campanil Basso (literally ‘Lower Bell Tower’) is a tower formation that best represents the beauty of the Group and inspired mountaineers and enthusiasts who have come to the area.

TOWNS OF THE LAGORAI GROUP Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Molveno Cles Trento Pagnella

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Main Peaks of the Brenta Group

Cima Brenta (3,150 m) Crozzon di Brenta (3,118 m) Cima Vallesinella (3,114 m) Cima d’Ambiez (3,102 m) Cima Mandron (3,040 m) Cima Falkner (2,999 m) Cima Vallon (2,968 m) Cima Brenta Alta (2,960 m) Cima Agola (2,959 m) Cima d’Armi (2,951 m) Campanile Alto (or ‘di Brenta’; 2,937 m) Campanile Basso (2,883 m).

Mountain Huts in the Brenta Group

Rifugio Croz dell'Altissimo, 1.430 m Rifugio Selvata, 1.630 m Rifugio Stoppani al Grostè Rifugio Graffer al Grostè, 2.261 m Rifugio Tuckett, 2.272 m Rifugio Brentei, 2.182 m Rifugio Angelo Alimonta, 2.580 m Rifugio Tommaso Pedrotti, 2.491 m Rifugio Silvio Agostini, 2.405 m Rifugio Dodici Apostoli, 2.487 m

Hiking the Brenta Alta Route

HIKING THE BRENTA ALTO | DOLOMITES

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HIKING THE DOLOMITES TRAIL NOTES

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One of the best hikes in the Dolomiti.

Sitting to the west of Trento is the Brenta Dolomiti Group, not yet as popular to western tourist but very well know locally. The Alta Brenta hike is best done over a couple of days and if you feel up to it the ferrata can provide you with some views of a lifetime.

REGION TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE
MOUNTAIN GROUP BRENTA MOUNTAIN GROUP
PEAK Cima Brenta Alta
ALTITUDE 2500 meters
DIFFICULTY MEDIUM
FACE EAST AND WEST
TIME 2 day activity
Beauty 5 star
Total Ascent 2100 meters
Ferrata Ascent 500 meters
Popularity High
BEST SEASON Late June to Mid September
GEAR Full hiking gear for overnight stay (helment, harness and slings for ferrata).

Madonna di Campiglio | Trento Province

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

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Madonna di Campiglio is a village and a ski resort in northeast Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Pinzolo. The village lies in the Val Rendena at an elevation of above sea level, and has approximately 1,000 inhabitants. The ski area around Madonna has 57 lifts and of ski runs, with a capacity of more than 31,000 people per hour, rises to , has of snow park, for Nordic skiing and links to the pistes in Pinzolo, Folgarida, and Marilleva. Madonna is the main point of access to the Brenta Dolomites, with its famous via ferrata, with the ski lift to the Passo Groste taking one directly to the northern end of the viaferrata network.

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