Marmolada, Veneto, Italy
Rifugio Pian dei Fiacconi
Unfortunately the cable car was closed, so with crampons on our feet we went up to the Pian dei Fiacconi hut. From here we aimed to get to Punta Rocca, the fresh snow did not keep us going. We reached 2800mt because without snowshoes it was practically impossible to continue.
Expert hikers - are generally signposted itineraries but with some difficulties: the terrain can consist of slippery slopes of grass, mixed rocks and grass, stony ground, slight snowy slopes or even single easy-to-climb rocky passages (use of hands in some places) . Although they are routes that do not require particular equipment, equipped sections can be presented even if they are not demanding. They require a good knowledge of the alpine environment, a safe step and the absence of vertigo. Physical preparation must be adequate for a fairly continuous day of walking.