The Brenta Dolomites host an amazing network of challenging via ferratas, set apart from the main Dolomites mountain range. Join this incredible 9 day journey with local Dolomites guide and Aspiring Guides IFMGA guide Andrea Bruni over the varied, always dramatic full traverse (north to south) of the Brenta Dolomites range. Trek and climb through a maze of huge rock towers, wildly eroded limestone cliffs, alpine meadows and forests. Revel in rich and beautiful plant and wildlife, such as brown bears and golden eagles. End each challenging day in the comfort of a well-supplied mountain rifugio, well-placed shelters that sometimes feel more like b&b's than mountain huts. With one night in a bivouac along the way, this trip has a full range of ruggedness, beauty, and luxury.
This was the perfect way to see the Amazon. Loved watching the animals as we paddled along. Felt lucky to not have the noise of a motor. It was great to get to know the local people.
The Traverse of the Brenta Dolomites is unique. It was the first traverse to be created by local guides for touristic purpose, which is different from other via ferratas in the Dolomites which are historical and follow World War I paths.
Comfortable mountain huts allow us to connect all via ferratas in a 7-8 day loop with outstanding trekking in between. Small glaciers have to be negotiated and crampons come in handy. This trip is an advanced trekking trip. You must be fit, have good balance and be good with exposure.
To enjoy the Brenta Dolomites Full Traverse you need to be very fit, have good balance and not be afraid of heights. Sometimes the footing is unstable and hikers need to be good on their feet and be comfortable on rough or slippery ground. Days are sometimes long up to 8-9 hours. You should have good endurance and the ability to walk for long periods of time at a slow but steady pace. You will only need to carry a light pack (8kg max). If you are used to long distance running, biking or hiking in mountainous terrain you should be fine. We are happy to provide a complete training program for people who want some guidance.
While the Climbing is not technical (mostly scrambling) you will experience lots of exposure. Some previous experience on easy rock climbing (10-12 Aus grade) will help. There will be short sections using crampons but no prior experience is required. Multi-day tramping experience is essential and experiencing hiking on rough terrain.
In most of the technical parts there will be a wire rope or ladder to assist the climber. Each climber will have a safety kit consisting of a harness, helmet and lanyard that must be used through the via ferrata sections. The guide will also a rope for the hardest sections if people require extra assistance.
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