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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

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

Private

Dolomite Mountains

1+ Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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


About the guide

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.

Languages

Italian | German | English

Certificates

UIAGM

Residence

Campitello di Fassa, Trento - Dolomites


What people are saying about this trip

Rimantas Bendorius

5.00

September, 2022

We enjoyed the guiding, Renato works professionally. Nonetheless, as the weather forecasts were poor (although the weather was well) it would have provided more comfort if the platform (or guide) would have communicated faster. Except for that, we enjoyed our trip.

Jordan Smith

4.00

August, 2022

Our actual guide -benny was great and easy to communicate with. Renato Bernard however did not handle this company well. Complete disservice. The weather was 90% thunderstorms on the day we were supposed to go, our hotel highly discouraged it (as he used to be a guide) so we had asked for a different date. He gave us another guides number we arranged to go on Saturday instead with him due to the other guide not being available. Then last minute (after the ferrata trek was supposed to start) I get an email from Renato stating that we had to go with our original guide and because she would cancel /didn’t have any other dates available we would lose our money. He then did not return any further emails or correspondence from us. Just left us in the dirt. EVEN WHEN THERE WAS A GUIDE readily available to take us the next day under better weather conditions. My recommendation would be to book last minute. Because this company does not handle weather related incidents/safety/ rescheduling well. Would not try this company again or recommend it to others because of this. Especially with a company the relies so heavily on the weather. You think they’d have a better system in place. Because of this we sacrificed a 6hr via ferrata for a 3 hr..

Ronny Paz

5.00

July, 2022

Our guide was Robert Cecco and he was very professional and understanding and has provided us with an amazing experience! The reservation process was very confusing however and we ended up changing the date of the experience because of it.

Renco Porton

5.00

September, 2020

Our guide Bruno was a very experienced mountaineer who made us feel safe throughout the via ferrata. The via feratta Punta Anna itself is an amazing experience and I am so glad we did it. The climb can be quite challenging at times with some climbing technique needed, but even my boyfriend who has vertigo managed to do it. It is absolutely stunning, with many good footholds and handholds so we could rest when needed. Explore-share was also really good at communicating with us before the trip to update us of our change of guides etc.

Emily Law

5.00

September, 2020

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!

Amanda Winter

5.00

August, 2019

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.

Joseph Heppermann

5.00

July, 2019

We highly recommend Etienne for your outdoor adventures. We were really impressed with how he worked to customize our trip based on our specific skill set and interests. Etienne is friendly and knowledgeable!

Vinay Sharma

5.00

July, 2019

This was one of the highlights of our visit to the Dolomites. We are a family of 4 (2 teenagers) and are not experienced climbers. Etienne was supportive and helpful throughout and led us to the top of Punta Anna. It was a little more challenging than we expected but he was patient and took extra time and care to help us reach the peak. The views were totally worth it, and the expeience is something we talk about as a family that was amazing. I would recommend Etienne to everyone!

Rachel Lim

4.00

June, 2019

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Wendy Clayton

5.00

June, 2019

I was a bit upset the night before the climb to find my guide was I'll and asked another guide to take his place. His father Renato Bernard was excellent and I had a wonderful climb and day. Fantastic!

sheri stone

5.00

September, 2018

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

Steph

5.00

July, 2018

Etienne was fantastic and we would definitely work with him again. He has a nice, pleasant personality, so we were happy to spend the day with him. He also has a sense of expertise and trustworthiness that makes you feel more comfortable and confident in your activity. We ended up doing 2 little ferratas instead of Punta Anna, which was a good decision. We are novices and were concerned about the inclement weather during our trip. The day before our climb we had severe thunderstorms that made us both very nervous. Etienne met up with us the night before and discussed alternative plans. Being about to meet him face to face and discuss our desires and concerns in person made us feel much better going into the experience and also with Etienne as our guide. I also loved that he took pictures of us and sent them to us afterwards. It's so nice to have beautiful, high quality pictures of the experience!


 

 

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