Climbing Marmolada in the Dolomites
Climb Marmolada (3,343m), the highest mountain in the Dolomites, from Rifugio Pian dei Fiacconi
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At 3,343 m, Marmolada is the highest mountain in the Dolomites and considered to be the "queen". She can be seen all the way from Venice, and climbing to its summit will give you unique views of the region from its crown.
Best time to visit
For mountain climbing, the best time to visit is summer, from May to September
How to get there
You can travel by train from Belluno, Brunico and Bolzano, as well as travel by bus or drive from Belluno or Venice
Winter is the driest season in the Dolomites. Snowfalls in Marmolada begin around November and last until March. In the summer, it is sunny and warm with temperatures that round 20 °C even at high altitudes
Marmolada is the “queen of the Dolomites”, the highest peak in the range, with several summits on its ridge including Punta Penia (3,343 m), Punta Rocca (3,309 m), Punta Ombretta (3,230 m), Monte Serauta (3,069 m), and Pizzo Serauta (3,035 m). Therefore, this stunning mountain also boasts many routes to its top, each with its own unique characteristic. Via ferrata, glacier climbing, and rock climbing are some of the options Marmolada offers during the warmer months, while ski touring and snowboarding are popular winter options. Furthermore, this is an important location from a historical perspective due to its relevance during World War I. Additionally, there is an aerial tramway that goes to Punta Rocca, which makes it an accessible peak even for those who are not well prepared to climb it. However, for those that are, it is well worth the challenge, especially under the guidance of a certified guide!
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