Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Arrive at Rifugio Pordenone through the magnificent Cimoliana Valley, with its varied
environments: beech woods, ravines, screes, pine forests and much more.
Go up to see the world famous Campanile di Val Montanaia, before descending to Rifugio Padova, with a great view over the Central Cadore area and the great Marmarole massif.
We have two options: if you are a bit tired from the day before – we can cross the
Scodavacca Pass (6km – 750m d+ – 650m d-), or if you feel like accepting a challenge we can cross to the Val Monfalconi di Cimoliana (7km – 1000m d+ – 900m d-) and take in the great views over the rocky post-glacial landscapes – both ways we will be ending up at the lovely Rifugio Giaf.
With a great traverse along the gentians’ trail, and across the Campuros fields, we will arrive in Brica’s encanting valley, and then cross the Inferno Pass, before descending to Rifugio Pacherini.
We will head upwards again, crossing four amazing passes to then descend the quiet Inferno valley and again reach Rifugio Pordenone, after crossing the Meluzzo plains.
Go back along the Cimoliana Valley and prepare for leaving.
Cimoliana Valley, Italy
Refuge accommodation every night.
My love for the mountains grew up with me in the flats of Romagna, thanks to my family that let me spent all my vacations in the Dolomites when I was a child. The Dolomites and the mountains between Romagna and Tuscany are the most vivid memories I have of my childhood.
Then I forgot the outdoors for a few years, and spent some time following the other great passion I have: travelling. When I wasn't at school I spent all my time wandering from one hostel to the other all around Europe with my best friend, always searching for new landscapes and new emotions.
I graduated from high school as Business and Programming Consultant, then I completely changed my core subject as I attended the Undergraduate Courses in Anthropological Sciences at Bologna's University. My thesis project brought me back to the mountains, with a research in Landscape and Disaster Anthropology that took me to Erto for the fieldwork, the town where I spent the last six years!
After that I attended the Graduate Courses in Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology and Ethnolinguistics at Ca'Foscari University in Venice, and this time I wrote a thesis on Alpinism. The subject was again Landscape and Risk Anthropology, but this time fieldwork took me to all the best climbing sites in Europe and beyond: Mont Blanc, Arco, Siurana, Montserrat, Elbsandsteingebirge, Céüse, Osp, the Todra Gorge in Morocco and other more...
Once finished with University I decided to turn my passion into a profession, so I took part in the selection for the courses organized by the UIAGM Mountain Guide's Association, and after a year of hiking and studying I became a Mountain Leader.
Now I take other people with me to discover the wonderful vertical world of our mountains, and enjoy the great times together in the outdoors.
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