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Via ferrata Tridentina Sella, Dolomites

Tridentina Sella is one of the most popular and beautiful via ferratas in the Dolomites. Join Renato, an IFMGA mountain guide for a half-day climbing trip!

Mountain RangeDolomite Mountains
Duration1/2 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Located in the Sella Group, a Dolomite massif in northern Italy, Tridentina Sella is a popular (and quite challenging) via ferrata.

With an easy access, we’ll get to the starting point after a short hike from Gardena pass.

This is a 700 m high via ferrata of medium difficulty, built on the Exner tower. It has some exposed sections, so it’s important to have previous experience and no fear of heights. But the highlight of this iron route is a suspended bridge that connects the tower to a small plateau where the ferrata ends.

During the whole ascent, we’ll enjoy the beautiful views of the Sella Group and Colfosco, the village lying at the foot of the massif.

Once at the top, a few minute walk will lead you to Franco Cavazza Al Pisciadù mountain hut, next to a small lake.

The ascent to the hut will take us between 3-4 hours, while the descent (along the Val Setùs) can be done in 1.5 hours.

This place receives a lot of people during weekends. So I recommend you to go there on a week day to avoid the crowds.

Would you like to join this 1-day via ferrata trip in the Dolomites? Send me a request so we can start planning this adventure!

If you are looking for other trips in this area, you can consider this hut-to-hut guided hiking tour.



About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 361 each

Group of 2

EUR 181 each

Group of 3

EUR 121 each

Group of 4

EUR 91 each

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