The Marmolada is known as the 'Queen of the Dolomite's', where you will find the tallest peak of the Dolomite Group. The Marmolada group is a major destination for hikers, mountaineers, and skiers all year long. The classic route along the crest of this mountain groups requires good mountaineering skills in comfort working in a higher elevation, the placement of the ferrate has made this mountain peak accessible but caution should be taken, the route over the Marmolada glacier and path to the peak requires good alpine skills and stable weather. That being said this is perhaps one of the most spectacular routes in the Dolomite National Park.
NUTS AND BOLTS
|MOUNTAIN GROUP||Marmolada Mountain Group | Dolomites|
|TIME OF YEAR||June to September (depending on snow conditions)|
|DIFFICULITY||Level 3 (very difficult or black)|
|TIME OF WALK||4 hours|
|MAXIMUM ELEVATION||3343 meters|
|ELEVATION GAIN||900 meters|
|FERRATE LENGTH||450 meters|
|SPECIAL EQUIPMENT||Ferrate kit, ice axe, crampons, harness, rope, and helmet|
Reach Passo Fedaia, the best parking area once you arrive is at the Ciampac Cable Car. Take trail number 602 to reach Rifugio Contrin (2061m). It is recommended to spend the night here and start get an Alpine start on this route due to its length.
From Rifugio Contrin take trail number 606 up the valley to Forcella Marmolada from here you move north into a small gully were you should see a slab equipped with pegs. This polished slab leads up to the section that should put you on the main ridge.
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