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Rock climbing in Cima Grande di Lavaredo

tre cime di lavaredo - dibona arete

Marija, an IFMGA mountain guide, takes you on a classic rock climbing route in the Dolomites: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, also known as Dibona Arete.

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Dolomite Mountains

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




An exciting rock climbing trip in Tre Cime di Lavaredo, one of the most iconic spots in the Dolomites.

Tre Cime Di Lavaredo are three impressive rock towers at the heart of the Dolomites: Cima Ovest (western peak), Cima Grande (big peak) and Cima Piccola (little peak).

In fact, the north face sight of these three peaks has become a famous landmark of the Dolomite mountains.

On this rock climbing trip, I propose a route on the highest peak: Cima Grande. It’s a 500 m height IV+/IV grade route. It has a quite hard descend that usually demands some rappelling.

Our starting point will be Lavaredo Hut. Then, we’ll follow the trace of pioneer climbers like Angelo Dibona, who climbed this route in 1909. Because of him, the route is also known as the Dibona Arete.

Please contact me if you want to join me for this rock climbing adventure! It will be a pleasure to be your guide on this iconic spot of the Dolomites.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Lavaredo hut / Tre Cima di Lavaredo

-Starting point: the Lavaredo Hut to the south of the Tre Cima di Lavaredo
-Approach: from the hut to the Pattern Saddle and from there on to the face (1 h)
-Descent: from the top by the normal ascent to the south side (2 h).



More info

-Grade: IV+/IV -Route height: 500 m (1,600 ft) -Climbing time: 5 hours -The equipment required: Basic mountaineering and climbing equipment

About the guide

I was born in Kranj, Slovenia. I am a biology teacher and I also have been a professional alpinist for more than 30 years. Until now, I’ve reached 4 eight-thousanders around the world: Broad Peak, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri and Mount Everest.

In fact, I am the first (and still only) Slovenian female reaching ‘the roof of the world’. Together with my husband Andrej, we entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the first married couple to stand on Mt Everest.

Beyond the Himalayas, I climbed in Alaska, South America and Japan, among other places.

Sport climbing as well as competition and rock climbing have a very important place in my life and have taken me to many incredible and challenging places around the world.


Slovenian | English


Kranj, Slovenia

What people are saying about this trip

Javier Bienzobas Lázaro


July, 2018

Everything was perfect and Marija extraordinary. I would repeat!



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