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Climbing Cima Piccola (Tre Cime di Lavaredo) in the Dolomites

Cima Piccola

Let Andrej, an IFMGA-certified guide, take you up this classic rock climbing route in the Dolomites. And conquer one of the most elegant routes in the area.

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Dolomite Mountains

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




This Rock Climbing expedition to Cima Piccola (Tre Cime di Lavaredo) will take you through one of the most spectacular approaches in the Dolomites!

There’s no need to explain how important the Dolomites are in the rock climbing and mountaineering world. We are talking about one of the most classic walls in Europe and, probably, in the world.

And the Cima Piccola, is one of the most amazing towers among this beautiful place. 

With a 300 meters approach, it will give you the full pleasure of what it is to climb through these walls. We’ll start this 4 hours expedition from the Lavaredo hut, that is straight under the J wall. The first part will take us between Veliko and Malo Cino. Then we’ll finish the job climbing the final tower.

So request to book this trip, and we’ll start putting together this Rock Climbing Cima Piccola expedition in the Dolomites. We’ll put together a program tailored to your goals and expectations!

And if you’re visiting Italy and you want to try other mountain adventures, you might also be interested in my 2-Day Ascent of the Matterhorn via Lion’s Ridge and my Climbing Cima Grande (Tre Cime di Lavaredo) in the Dolomites.


Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

Equipment required: Basic mountaineering and climbing equipment.

About the guide

I was born in Kranj (Slovenia), and since I was a child the mountains have been my passion. I graduated in Sports at Ljubljana University and started an alpine career as a member of the Kranj Alpine Club.

In 1977, I climbed my first eight-thousander: it was a new route on Gasherbrum I. Some years later, a partner and I became the first Slovenians to ascend Mt Everest, also on a new route.

In fact, I’ve been at the top of Everest twice. The second time, I reached the summit with my wife Marija, and we were the first married couple achieving that.

Throughout my alpine career, I took part and even lead more than 20 expeditions in the Nepalese Himalayas. There, I climbed more than six peaks over eight thousand meters: two of them on new routes and three using pure alpine style. I also climbed in Patagonia, Pamir, USA, Caucasus and Scotland.

However, my major success was climbing a new route on Kangchenjunga, in alpine style and together with climber Marko Prezelj. After this, we won the prestigious mountaineering award Piolet d’Or.

I am a mountain guide since 1982 and I obtained my IFMGA license in 1997. I am also an instructor at the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association (SMGA).

I still live in Kranj with my wife and the youngest of our three children.


Slovenian | | Russian | German | English | Croatian


Kranj, Slovenia

What people are saying about Andrej Stremfelj



August, 2021

Every thing was okay Perfect professional guide ANDREJ, very good dates choosen with perfect weather conditions !!

Joni Lehtonen


June, 2019

Strong recommendation. Walking poles could ve been useful support for hiking part.

Kwan K. Yau


September, 2018

Andrej is not extremely talkative but everything he said was gold. I hope to learn more from him, and it would be a great gift to humanity if he wrote some of his little stories in a little book.

Lina Makneviciute


June, 2018

We had an amazing time. Andrej is such a good guide, he has so much experience, we learnt a lot from him! We also felt completely safe even on those parts of the route which were a bit more difficult. The route itself is great for aspiring climbers. We had no climbing experience and felt it was perfect - you do climb the whole of the North face and there is almost no walking so you definitely get a good taste of alpine climbing but it is not too technical. It took us a long time, longer than expected, and we ended up staying in a mountain hut overnight and walking back the next day. Definitely do it but if you want to go the summit it might be better to book the two day trip as it a very long climb indeed (it took us 15 hours to get to the summit) - but of course totally worth it and the views are spectacular!



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