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.
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.
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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Group of 1
|EUR 372 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 186 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 135 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 104 each|
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Renato looked after my son and me well, especially problems we encountered including a broken ski binding
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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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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My fiancé and I were new to ski touring and requested our guide to assist us in completing the historical haute route. 5 nights and 6 days. Renato became not just our guide but our friend during the trip. We faced unexpected challenges from Mother Nature and Renato protected us. He patiently taught me how to ski tour and maneuver the mountain even though I should have known already. His stories and charming personality made the trip so much more enjoyable. His knowledge of the terrain and our skill limitations allowed him to guide us safely to our destination. We hope to hire him in the future for more fun adventures. We highly recommend him for your guiding needs.
Etienne was our guide for 3 nights 4 days - he provided a fantastic few days which had bit everything, skinning, climbing, great powder, amazing views away from other groups. Etienne is very experienced and considered for his young age and I had total faith in his decisions and ideas. He created a safe but adventurous trip and catered for everyones needs. Also a great guy to spend time with in huts very easy going - but watch out he is a demon card player! Really enjoyed it, fully recommend him and would use him again.
Etienne is a great guide with plenty of mountain knowledge and experience. He expertly guided the 4 of us across the Silvretta Alps, through conditions both white-out and blue sky, starting at Ischgl and staying in mountain huts in Austria and Switzerland. His passion for the mountains is evident and we felt very safe in his risk adverse hands. Etienne speaks perfect English and has a good sense of humour, which made for good company at the card table in the evenings. I would recommend him to anyone and look forward to touring again with him next year. Andy
Renato was a fantastic guide and very professional. He was well prepared and very experienced. We got unlucky and got stuck in some very bad weather one day and he did an amazing job of leading our group out of a bad situation. The Silvretta traverse was a great trip - beautiful mountains and very nice huts to spend the nights. I would definitely recommend both Renato and this tour!
Our group of six have just returned from a magical four day tour of the Silvretta Traverse. The sun shone, the snow was superb and all the while Renato led us with a mixture humour, patient consideration and under-stated authority. He taught us the key skills of ski touring, including vital avalanche training and other mountaineering craft. Renato was excellent company throughout and I could not recommend him more highly. A true gent of the mountains.
My family had a great time with our Via Ferrata trip! We all loved our guide, Renato!! He really made all the difference in making our experience from good to great! He was very mindful and goes out of his way with ensuring that our family has an enjoyable and safe experience. He chose the right degree of difficulty for our trip. We enjoyed hearing about all his tips, stories, future trip recommendations. He took a lot of pictures of our family at great scenic spots. He even treated us to cappucinno drinks along the way. We enjoyed being together with him so much, we shared beverage, snack and stories with him after the activity was over. We will definitely seek him as our guide again next time and will not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
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Our first via ferrata experience for our group of four was wonderful! Renato was great in communicating/coordinating with us. He adapted well to the different skill/fitness levels of those in our group. He even took pictures of us throughout the trip. We later found out it was his birthday! What a great way to celebrate a birthday by sharing in what he loves to do. Would highly recommend for beginners.
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