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1-day via ferrata on Punta Anna, near Cortina d’Ampezzo
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1-day via ferrata on Punta Anna_ near Cortina d’Ampezzo
1-day via ferrata on Punta Anna_ near Cortina d’Ampezzo

1-day via ferrata on Punta Anna, near Cortina d’Ampezzo

Surround yourself in the beautiful Dolomite mountainside while climbing the via ferrata Punta Anna with Iocal certified guide, Renato.




Dolomite Mountains


+1 Days


Jun - Sep






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Based on 17 reviews

  • Climb the via ferrata that offers fantastic views of the Cortina Valley.
  • Challenge yourself to one of the more difficult climbs in the region.
  • The good quality of rock and superb protection creates an excellent climb.


Looking out from the vibrant alpine town of Cortina, in the heart of the Dolomites, the Tofane mountain group forms a stunning setting.

Along a section of the Tofane mountains is the via ferrata Punta Anna, at 2,731 meters. From here is a great way to enjoy the Dolomites.

To reach the beginning of our route we will either drive up to the Dibona refuge or take a cable car, either means will get us to the Pomedes refuge. Once here, the jagged ridge that soars skywards and leads to the dramatic Punta Anna will be our challenge.

The quality of rock and the excellent protection makes this via ferrata a fantastic climb, especially when you realise the superb exposure it offers.

As we rise above the Cortina valley, the dramatic landscape opens up, being able to view the beautiful collection of mountains of Cinque Torri, as well as the king of the Dolomites, Monte Antelao, which soars to 3,263 meters.

Due to the level of difficulty being intermediate, potential participants are expected to have previous via ferrata experience. In addition, it is necessary to have a good level of fitness for this 1-day climb.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the majestic Dolomite mountains and challenge yourself to the exhilarating via ferrata Punta Anna.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Can I join a group for the Punta Anna via ferrata?

No, I only offer private guiding for the Punta Anna via ferrata.

What's the meeting point for the start of the via ferrata?

We will meet at Dibona refuge, which you can reach easily by car from Cortina.

What's included in the price?

The guiding fee and via ferrata set (helmet, harness, and via ferrata lanyard) is included in the price.

What's the schedule for the day? At what time will we start?

The starting time will depend on the time of the year and weather forecast, but we usually meet around 8/9 am in Dibona hut. We then hike around 1,5 hours to the start of the via ferrata. The via ferrata takes around 2 to 5 hours, and then we hike down for another hour. So the whole activity takes around 5 to 6 hours.

Which is the best season to do the Punta Anna via ferrata?

Summer is the best season for this via ferrata. June to September are the best months, but May and October can also be an option.

Is this trip suitable for children and beginners?

The punta Anna via ferrata is not the easiest, so it's only suitable for kids and beginners if they are fit, and have no fear of heigh and exposure. It's preferable to have some previous experience on easier via ferratas. Cascata di Fanes is a good option for total beginners. You can request it here: https://www.explore-share.com/trip/easy-1-day-cascate-di-fanes-via-ferrata-cortina/

How many people can go with 1 guide on the Punta Anna via ferrata?

1 guide can take up to 4 people. If the group is larger, another guide will join.

What gear and equipment do I need to bring for the via ferrata?

All the via ferrata gear you need is included in the price, so you don't need to bring any extra equipment. You'll get a harness, a helmet, and lanyards.

Make sure you wear regular mountain hiking clothes that are suitable for the weather and temperature. The most important things are your shoes, which need a fairly stiff sole (hiking boots or approach shoes are ok) and a jacket that protects you from the wind, rain, and cold. Don't forget to bring a backpack with water and snacks too.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Park Hotel Bellevue Sexten Italy
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Sport & Kurhotel Bad Moos Sexten Italy
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Hotel Monika Sexten Italy
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About the guide: Renato & Guides' team

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Renato & Guides' team



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Hi! I'm Renato, IFMGA guide from the Dolomites, and I work together with my colleagues Robert, Bruno, Patrick, Benedetta & Walter (German speaking). If I'm not available to guide you, one of them will take care of you.

I was born in 1961, I live in Campitello di Fassa, in the Dolomites, together with my family. I have two sons, one is a mountain guide, the other is a ski instructor. I am a certified mountain guide since 1982, an instructor of guides, alpine ski instructor and a Federal coach for ISEF.

Being in the mountains has always been my passion, guiding people, teaching them climbing, mountaineering... during the various seasons of the year. I very much enjoy drawing nice curves in fresh powder snow and discover the charm of the frozen waterfalls.

My curriculum and professional mountaineering is made of many ascents and some openings of routes in the Dolomites and the Alps. I climbed in Yosemite Valley (California), Ben Nevis (Scotland) and Norway, Greece, Spain and Sardinia. I did also several high altitude climbs like Mt Denali (Alaska), Ama Dablam (6828m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Manaslu (8163m), Shivling in India (6545m), Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador (5897m and 6310m), Patagonia (Argentina).

Feel free to get in touch with me if you are coming in the Dolomites for skiing (alpine, freeride and ski touring), rock climbing, sport climbing and multi pitch climbing. It will be my pleasure to guide you here and let you discover my secret spots.


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What people are saying about this trip



Our excursion landed on a rainy day and Etienne was great at suggesting alternative options in light of the weather. We ended up having a lot of fun despite the rain and having lunch with locals is a great travelling experience in itself! Thanks to Etienne and Fernando for a great day!



had a great experience climbing Punta anna with Etien he was a fantastic guide and I would defiantly be interested in booking another climb with him



Etienne made the day absolutely amazing for the 3 of us. His communication before hand regarding meeting place and time was excellent. After a brief discussion regarding our previous experience we decided on a medium category Via Ferrata route. This was challenging for us and was exactly what we wanted. Etienne gave us great instruction both at the foot of the climb and once on it with great tips and encouragement . He also pointed out places of interest to us. He really made us feel secure and confident to take on the challenge and we would highly recommend Etienne for anyone looking to try their hand at Via Ferrata.



This was a really fun day and great guiding. Our guide Paulo met us on time (even a bit early) at the Rif Pomedes and we made a prompt start. Paulo led us up the route at our own pace. We were not the fastest (other faster people passed us) but we made steady progress. Paulo then expertly guided us down the descent route and back to the rifugio.



Renato did not take us but his fellow guide Matteo did. Matteo was excellent and guided us through an amazing Via ferrata

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