Pian dei Fiacconi - Marmolada summit

The first hike on Dolomites Queen


Finally: after a lifetime (so far) I managed to make a serious excursion on the Queen: the Marmolada !!! Together with my colleague Marco, and his friend Gabriella, we started from the lake of Fedaia.



Date

11-03-2017

Distance

6.10 KM

Hike type

Alpinism

Ascent

728 mt

  • Mountain

    Marmolada

  • Address

    Marmolada, Veneto, Italy

  • Altitude

    2800.00 m

  • Refuges

    Rifugio Pian dei Fiacconi

  • Information

    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.



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Difficulty

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.