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Seekers of a challenging via ferrata look no further than the long and complex Pisciadu located in the beautiful Dolomite mountains.
The nearby mountainside contains the awful echoes of the First World War, which was the site of the so-called White War, given its icy, snowy and inhospitable conditions for the soldiers.
Near Bolzano, the capital of the South Tyrol in northern Italy, the via ferrata is completely secured with stairs, steel cables, steps and iron foot-holds that enable us to get beyond the more difficult sections.
It begins with twists and turns on a terrain that slopes. And the final section is characterised with steep and partly exposed terrain. During the more difficult sections, the distance between the supports is short which ensures our safety.
Yet despite the safety mechanisms, the descent towards Val Setu becomes very difficult due to the stubborn snow and ice that remains clinging to the rock. This is why it is recommended to bring spikes and ice-picks.
Along the way, near the beautiful cascades, we may have the option of taking a detour path that heads toward the Franco Cavazza al Pisciadu hut.
Potential participants must already have a good level of skill and experience with via ferratas.
Get in touch now to reserve your place in the incredible Dolomite Mountains in northern Italy to climb the Pisciadu Via Ferrata that presents a good challenge for climbers.
The car park: From Val Gardena you can get to Passo Gardena, and from here go down a short stretch on the other side and you will arrive at a big car park at a turning point, or from Cordvara towards Passo Gardena.
I was born and raised in Campitello, in Val di Fassa. I am a ski instructor and mountain guide.
My parents have always practiced mountaineering, both for leisure and business, and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Skiing and climbing were my favourite activities growing up.
As the years went by, I became more and more skilled and experienced under the watch of my father, both in techniques and safety measures. I learned the craft of mountain guide and ski instructor from him, since when his clients or students agreed, I would join them in the mountain.
But the true passion started when I moved to Tione for my studies.
I became ski instructor at 19 and mountain guide at 21.
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