Coldai hut

Winter at the foot of the Civetta


Even if the date of the excursion marks 22 April, the amount of snow, the wind at altitude and the difficulties encountered, suggest an exit in the middle of winter. Departure from Palafavera, winter and summer departure of the chairlift for Coldai. From here the path was a mixture of mud and snow, but at the end of the chairlift route, the presence of snow was total.



Date

22-04-2018

Distance

11.00 KM

Hike type

Hike

Ascent

603 mt

  • Mountain

    Coldai

  • Address

    Zoldo, Veneto, Italy

  • Altitude

    2117.00 m

  • Refuges

    Rifugio al Coldai

  • Information

    Rifugio al Coldai

The path to reach the Coldai hut was completely covered with snow, in some places it was still sinking to the knee. I was one of the few who took this route and there was no sign. With quite a few difficulties (crampons would have been necessary in some places) I managed to reach the hut: completely covered with snow!



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Difficulty

Hikers - Itineraries on paths or evident traces in various types of terrain (pastures, debris, stony ground ...). They are generally marked with paint or cairns (pyramid-shaped stacked stones that allow you to identify the route even from a distance). They can also take place in snowy but only slightly inclined environments. They require the equipment described in the part dedicated to hiking and sufficient orientation skills, walking training for a few hours.