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Mesules, Sella, Dolomites, Guided Via Ferrata

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Join an experienced certified guide for a day of thrilling and scenic via ferrata at Mesules in the Sella Group massif in the Dolomite mountains of Italy.


Dolomite Mountains

1 Day

May - Sep




While it is considered the same activity, via ferrata is always different as it is completely dependent on its location. And on this day trip, you will be experiencing the Mesules via ferrata.

The Mesules via ferrata in the Sella Group massif is the oldest via ferrata in the entire Dolomties mountain range. First created in 1912, this via ferrata has thrilled visitors for over a century. And after just a few moments it is easy to see why. The views are absolutely breathtaking.

Experiencing the Mesules via ferrata is more than a trip, it is a journey. It is an exploration of Italy’s finest collection of peaks. Exposed for quite a bit of the day, this via ferrata is both harrowing and demanding. However, it is precisely because of the challenge it presents that the rewards are so rich.

We will begin at the Sella Pass (2,244m). Afterwards, we will make our way to the base of the tower.  From there we will take the via ferrata and scale over 250 meters of the Piz Ciavazes’ exposed wall. The next section of the journey will take you to right to the summit of Piz Selva (2,941m). From this vantage point, you will get to see a huge portion of not only the Sella Group, but also the Dolomites.

Are you looking for adventure? Are you looking for a thrilling experience in the peaks of Italy? Then the Mesules via ferrata is for you. Just send me a request, and let the fun begin.

I also lead an another exciting Dolomite excursion on the Roda di Vael via ferrata as well.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes the necessary via ferrata equipment including helmets and harnesses.

About the guide

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Renato & Guides' team



Mountain Guide

Hi! I'm Renato, IFMGA guide from the Dolomites, and I work together with my colleagues Robert, Patrick & Walter (German speaking), Paolo, Matteo and Davide.

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 Renato & Guides' team



We had the best time with Matteo! We got rained out on the original date, but he met us at at our hut two days later so we could still do a via ferrata. He was totally focused on safety and was so great with our teenagers. I felt completely at ease that they were in his hands for the afternoon while my younger daughter and I took a leisurely pace to the next hut. I would book with Matteo again for sure! Highly recommend!!



Paolo, notre guide, était à la fois un vrai professionnel de la montagne et très sympathique. Pour notre 1ère Via Ferrata en famille, avec nos 3 filles de 11, 11 et 13,5 ans, le niveau 2/5 de difficulté était suffisamment challengeant, et tout s'est bien passé. Il faut arriver en forme. Nos filles aiment grimper, avaient fait un peu d'accrobranche et un stage d'escalade il y a 2 ans, mais ne pratiquent pas cette activité régulièrement. Mon mari et moi non plus mais nous sommes sportifs et avions fait un peu d'accrobranche aussi. Paolo nous a aidé dans les 2-3 endroits délicats avec peu de prises. Dans les parties de randonnée avant et après la Via Ferrata, le rythme était très bien, Paolo était attentionné. Il a même fait des photos lorsqu'il le pouvait pendant cette journée. Nous sommes ravis de cette expérience, merci encore Paolo !



Great trip with a really experienced guide who is passionate about what he does. The team were responsive and helpful



Our family of four ( myself, my husband and our 2 teenage daughters) did a first time via ferrata trip led by Robert. We had a great time. There was one via ferrata offered- Ferrata Fusetti al Sass de Stria. I can see why it was chosen. It was pretty close to Cortina, where we were staying. For newbies it had enough challenge and excitement. It was also fairly quiet so we didn’t have issues with people needing to pass us while climbing. The excursion took us about 3.5 hours, including a short hike to the summit after the via ferrata, and making our way back down. The views from the summit were glorious- we were surrounded by all the famous peaks. Robert did a great job leading us. He was knowledgeable and we all got up safely (no tears). He took a bunch of photos for us and sent them afterwards. Highly recommend this excursion- would do it again!



Matteo is a very nice guy, a young guide. It was unfortunate the weather did not cooperate on the first day but the second day was stunning. Given our self description of age fitness and experience, we were a bit surprised at the route chosen, which was more challenging than expected. An improvement on our next trip would be to be alerted to the need for more thorough equipment list, e.g. ideally we should have prepared climbing gloves for the via Ferrata; ideally we should have had climbing shoes of a particular specification (more toe protection, ankle coverage and support). Nevertheless we appreciated Matteo and the experience was what we had hoped for and certainly hope to return soon to experience other parts of the beautiful Dolomites.

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