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Via Ferrata in Cortina D’Ampezzo

Conquer the rocky walls of Cortina in the heart of the Dolomites and home to the via ferrata

The classic climbs of via ferratas, with its gruesome origins in the Dolomite Mountains in World War I, are scattered across the region. With fixed cables, ladders and steps fused to the limestone rocks, via ferratas enable smoother ascents for those with little or no technical climbing skills. And with a great supply of rocky walls, there are options for all levels, from easier routes in Monte Paterno to more demanding routes in Punta Anna. Visit between May and October for prime climbing conditions.

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There are many reasons for choosing Via Ferrata in Cortina D'Ampezzo

Lying in the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, the commune of Cortina d’Ampezzo offers great access to a large collection of via ferratas, who origins arose from World War I, when soldiers used ladders, steps and cables to better navigate the mountainside and fight for better prominence.


Good to know:

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Italian, with many locals speaking Ampezzano

Best time to visit

Visit between May and October for prime climbing conditions

What's the weather like?

The summer months experience pleasant, warm temperatures, with an average minimum of 10°C and maximum of 25°C. Although most of the rainfall lands in July and August

More info about Via Ferrata in Cortina D'Ampezzo:

Located in the Veneto region of northern Italy, the commune of Cortina d’Ampezzo lies in an alpine valley in the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, in the southern Alps. As host of the 1956 Winter Olympics, it has gone on to established itself as a world-class resort. Its prime skiing slopes, stunning scenery, and quality trails and climbs, has made it a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts


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