Spend an exciting day or days rock climbing the stunning Marmolada in the Italian Dolomites with an experienced certified guide.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Follow me on a rock climbing trip planned just for you. Tell me your goals, available time and skill level and I’ll take you to the best route in the impressive Marmolada, Italian Dolomites for an unforgettable experience!
The Marmolada mountain, also known as “the Queen of the Dolomites”, is full of incredible features for rock climbing: it is the highest mountain in the region, the only one with a permanent glacier and has the largest sheer wall in the Dolomites. The climbs are long but there are options to take the cable car down, if you are tired.
On this trip, we’ll be climbing the South Face, which has an altitude of 800 meters and a length of 3 kilometers. The access to the climbing routes is close to Rifugio Contrin; you could stay there the night before and/or after the trip if you want a full Alps experience. To access the routes we need to go by Ombretta pass to reach Marmolada di Penia.
So follow me on a unique climbing adventure made just for you in the stunning Marmolada.
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Hi! I'm Renato, IFMGA guide from the Dolomites, and I work together with my colleagues Robert, Bruno, Patrick, Benedetta & Walter (German speaking). 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.
Italian | German | English
What a fantastic experience from booking through climbing. Our guide, Robert, was even kind enough to take excellent pictures of us and send them along with superb recommendations of where to eat after. I had a lot of questions leading up to the tour, and the responses I got were always super helpful and timely. This was especially helpful as someone from the states who had not visited the Dolomites before. The climbing route was very fun, and the views were just unbelievable. I’m looking forward to planning a whole other trip just to climb the other route we were considering for the day.
Fun, kind and knowledgeable guides
Conditions were difficult and made the choice of where to go limited. The last expedition was too steep for us personally but choice of area was reduced by snow conditions. Paulo was patient and helpful and we LOVED the Dolomites
Bernard was not able to guide us but arranged for a capable and friendly replacement Names Paolo. Snow conditions directed that off piste skiing that we hoped to do would not be safe or enjoyable. Paolo therefor helped us get to and see off the main routes part of the southern Dolomites and ski the Marmolata glacier (which is lift serviced). He was very patient and safety conscious in guiding us down the glacier a total white out. We enjoyed his company although we were a bit challenged in communications due to his at times limited English and the weather conditions.
Great guide who coped well with one of our party being ill. Paused the tour and arranged taxi transfer back to the hotel then continued to complete the Sellaronda. Great day despite the unfortunate illness and consequent delay.
Patrick was an excellent host. He was in touch beforehand to check our competence levels and discuss itineraries. He checked out the conditions on the options and made an excellent plan. The two descents we made were amazing given the difficult conditions. Highly recommended. Not the sorts of places you want to go without a local expert. Couloir di San Anton and Val de Mesdi. One hell of a day!!
How is possible to turn the worst snow conditions into one of the best skiing days ever? Renato Bernard is your answer. A brilliant day with a brilliant guide! We were a skier and a snowboarder, and one the first run he testet our skills and then laid out a full day of perfect, challenging runs. I would do this again and again…
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My guide Paolo was fantastic. He quickly ascertained my skill and fitness level and catered our day appropriately. He was very safe while also being fun. I very much enjoyed my time with Paolo and hope to do another tour with him soon.
Renato was the best guide! I’d recommend him to anyone that loves adventure.
I highly recommend Rinato as the best off piste guide, really great guy , very interesting to talk to and very helpful Thanks Rinato for the best day of off piste guiding ever Regards Mike
The trip was exactly what we were looking for: varied terrain, diverse huts, and local knowledge. Renato was a fantastic guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the 4 days spent with him. Very much looking forward to the next trip with him !
My assigned guide was Robert Cecco, one of the funniest and awesome trips I've had in my life. The weather was not good in Val di Fassa (too warm and risky) so Robert suggested we moved to Colfosco, and everything was awesome there, more than 100 meters of ice climbing in each day, the guide was super friendly and easy to reach at all times he even helped me on solving a problem with my rental car. The adventure was intense physically and mentally like I was searching. Definitely more than I expected.
Damien Byrne Hill
Renato was a superb guide who we were lucky to have. I have given 4 * for the overall tour as I would have wanted a local guide in an ideal world. Explore share provided a good service but ideally might have helped a little more at the early stages of planning where I was struggling to get information about the tour details.
borja garcia de diego
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