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Discover the via ferratas of the Italian Dolomites with a Cicerone guidebook

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15 Jan 2018
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.8cm
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Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Volume 1

75 routes - north, central and east ranges

by James Rushforth
Book published by Cicerone Press

Guidebook to via ferrata routes in the Italian Dolomites covering the northern, central and eastern regions, including Cortina, Fassa, Sesto, Canazei and Corvara, with advice on choosing the best base. Comprehensive route descriptions for 75 graded routes with maps, topos and stunning photography. Part of a 2-volume set.

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This guidebook presents 75 via ferrata routes in the stunning Italian Dolomites. Part of a 2-volume set, it  covers the northern, central and eastern regions, including Cortina, Fassa, Sesto, Canazei and Corvara. Routes are graded by technical difficulty and seriousness and there are comprehensive route descriptions accompanied by access notes, maps and topos. Stunning photography completes this inspirational guide to some of the most breathtaking via ferrata routes in the world.

The Italian Dolomites boast some of the most magnificent mountain scenery on the planet and some of the most iconic. Soaring rocky spires and jagged ridgelines are interspersed with gentle valleys and idyllic mountain villages. The Dolomites are also home to the world's greatest concentration of via ferratas - mountain routes or climbs that are protected by a series of cables, metal rungs, pegs and ladders.

  • Activities
    via ferrata
  • Seasons
    season runs from June until late September, though arguably the best conditions coincide with the lift opening dates - late June to mid September
  • Centres
    Arabba, Auronzo, Badia, Bolzano, Brunico, Canazei, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Corvara, La Villa, Misurina, Moena, Ortisei, Pozza, San Cassiano, Santa Cristina, Selva, Sesto
  • Difficulty
    Via ferrata will appeal to walkers, scramblers and climbers with a good head for heights; routes graded by difficulty and seriousness, with something for every ability; via ferrata kit (helmet, harness and VF lanyard) required for all routes in this guide
  • Must See
    some of the most unique and magnificent mountain scenery on the planet; Corvara, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Selva, Alta Badia, Falzarego, Giau, Sella, Marmolada, Tre Cime (Drei Zinnen), Tofana, Lagazuoi, Val Gardena, Via Ferrata Tridentina, Fanis, Fanes, Passo Fedaia, Lago di Sorapiss, Croda da Lago, Sassolungo, Alpe di Siusi, Val di Fassa, Langkofel, Catinaccio (Rosengarten)
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What is a via ferrata?
Using this guide
When to go
Getting there
Getting around
Maps and place names
Route gradings
Cable etiquette
What to wear
Accidents and mountain rescue
A brief history
Plant life
Val di Fassa/Canazei
Route 1 Sentiero Massimiliano
Route 2 Via Ferrata Laurenzi
Route 3 Via Ferrata Passo Santner
Route 4 Via Ferrata Roda di Vaèl
Route 5 Via Ferrata Masare
Route 6 Via Ferrata Catinaccio d’Antermoia
Route 7 Via Ferrata Franco Gadotti
Route 8 Via Ferrata I Magnifici Quattro
Route 9 Via Ferrata Kaiserjäger
Route 10 Sentiero Attrezzato Bepi Zac
Route 11 Via Ferrata Paolin-Piccolin
Route 12 Via Ferrata dei Finanzieri
Route 13 Via Ferrata Hans Seyffert
Route 14 Via Ferrata Eterna Brigata Cadore
Route 15 Via Ferrata Sass Rigais Est/Sud
Route 16 Sentiero Attrezzato Piz Duledes
Route 17 Via Ferrata Sandro Pertini (closed and wire removed)
Route 18 Via Ferrata Oskar Schuster
Route 19 Via Ferrata Col Rodella
Route 20 Via Ferrata Mesules (Pössnecker)
Badia/La Villa
Route 21 Sentiero Attrezzato Günther Messner
Route 22 Sentiero Attrezzato Sass de Putia
Route 23 Via Ferrata Sasso Santa Croce
Route 24 Sentiero Attrezzato Piz de les Conturines
Route 25 Via Ferrata Furcia Rossa
Route 26 Via Ferrata Piz da Cir V
Route 27 Sentiero Attrezzato Gran Cir
Route 28 Via Ferrata Brigata Tridentina
Route 29 Via Ferrata Vallon
Route 30 Via Ferrata Piz da Lech
Route 31 Sentiero Attrezzato Sassongher
Route 32 Via Ferrata Cesare Piazzetta
Route 33 Via Ferrata delle Trincee
Route 34 Via Ferrata Sass de Rocia
Route 35 Sentiero Attrezzato Col di Lana
Route 36 Sentiero Attrezzato Sass de Stria
Route 37 Via Ferrata Cesco Tomaselli
Route 38 Sentiero dei Kaiserjäger
Route 39 Sentiero Attrezzato Galleria del Lagazuoi
Route 40 Via Ferrata degli Alpini al Col dei Bos
Route 41 Via Ferrata Averau
Route 42 Via Ferrata Ra Gusela
Route 43 Via Ferrata Scala del Menighel
Route 44 Via Ferrata Giovanni Lipella
Route 45 Sentiero Attrezzato Grotta di Tofana
Route 46 Sentiero Astaldi
Route 47 Via Ferrata Punta Anna and Gianni Aglio
Route 48 Via Ferrata Lamon and Formenton
Route 49 Sentiero Giuseppe Olivieri
Route 50 Via Ferrata Maria e Andrea Ferrari
Route 51 Sentiero Attrezzato Giovanni Barbara/Lucio Dalaiti/Cengia de Mattia
Route 52 Via Ferrata Ettore Bovero
Route 53 Via Ferrata Michielli Strobel
Route 54 Sentiero Attrezzato Terza Cengia del Pomagagnon
Route 55 Sentiero Attrezzato Renè de Pol
Route 56 Via Ferrata Ivano Dibona
Route 57 Via Ferrata Marino Bianchi
Route 58 Via Ferrata Sci Club 18
Route 59 Via Ferrata Giro del Sorapiss
Route 60 Sentiero Attrezzato Capitano Bilgeri/Monte Piana/Monte Piano
Route 61 Via Ferrata Merlone
Route 62 Sentiero Attrezzato Alberto Bonacossa
Route 63 Sentiero delle Forcelle
Route 64 Via Ferrata De Luca/Innerkofler
Route 65 Via Ferrata delle Scalette/Curato Militare Hosp
Route 66 Via Ferrata Strada degli Alpini
Route 67 Via Ferrata Nord
Route 68 Via Ferrata Mario Zandonella
Route 69 Via Ferrata Aldo Roghel/Cengia Gabriella
Route 70 Via Ferrata Mazzetta
Route 71 Sentiero Cengia del Doge
Route 72 Sentiero degli Alpini
Route 73 Sentiero Attrezzato Amalio da Pra
Route 74 Via Ferrata Sartor
Route 75 Via Ferrata Via di Guerra/CAI Portogruaro
Appendix A Useful contacts
Appendix B Glossary of mountain terms
Appendix C Further reading
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