Via ferrata Marmolada West Ridge, Dolomites

Follow Renato, an IFMGA mountain guide, on an amazing via ferrata adventure on the west ridge of the Marmolada massif, the highest in the Dolomites.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Dolomite Mountains

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified



    The Marmolada is the highest mountain in the Dolomites, towering between the borders of Veneto and Trentino. On its western ridge, you’ll find one of the oldest via ferrata routes in the area, built in 1903. 

    This is a classic via ferrata route that will take you to Punta Penia (3,343 m), the highest summit in this peak. One of the highlights of this route is that involves crossing a glacier. Besides, you’ll enjoy stunning views on the summit!

    The starting point of this via ferrata adventure will be Lago di Fedaia, at 8 km east of Canazei.

    Technically, this is an easy route. However, you will need to add a walking axe and a rope for glacier crossing to the regular via ferrata equipment.

    The total length of the trip will be between 5 and 7 hours.

    Would you like to join this via ferrata challenge at the highest Dolomite peak? Please, send a request! It will be my pleasure to guide you in the Marmolada.

    For other via ferrata routes in the area, consider Roda de Vael & Masarè via ferratas.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    360 EUR

    Group of 2
    180 EUR

    Group of 3
    130 EUR

    Group of 4
    100 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required



    About the Guide


    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 Bernard


    Since Renato could not confirm our trip, his son Etienne (who is also a mountain guide) did a perfect job guiding us firstly on Via Ferratas and going all the way up to a pure rock climbing on the last day. We have gained exactly what we\'ve wanted from this trip and thanks to Etienne - even more! Etienne showed himself as a professional guide, who truly knows the mountain, who is able to quickly evaluate his client\'s capabilities and suggest appropriate routes in order to enhance the excitement, and who is willing to share his experience and knowledge to increase your degree of immersion!
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    Harry Reece
    Renato had organized Bruno as a guide as he couldn’t do the day we wanted. Renato Everything was well communicated. Bruno was an excellent guide who knew so much about the Dolomites. All in all a great day. Thoroughly recommended.
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    Wing Cheung

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