peaks, gorges, rock shelves and hanging glaciers: 7 days on the fixed support
routes of the Brenta Group
itinerary, together with the northern crest, represents the hardest way of
moving around the Brenta Dolomites. Naturally this difficulty is fully repaid by
the strong emotions that contact with the Brenta peaks arouse in any hiker:
breath-taking views which change with every gorge (or “bocchetta”), deep
abysses enveloped in mist, walkways, often extremely narrow, carved out on the
natural rock shelves which run horizontally along many peaks, and fixed ladders.
Except for the Oliva Detassis path, all the other fixed rope support routes in
the Brenta group are included in this itinerary.
For details regarding the times between points and the descriptions of the
fixed rope support routes, click on the names of the fixed support routes as
well as on the access routes to the refuges.
the times between points given in the tables refer to an average walking
speed (about 300-350 metres of difference in height per hour going uphill, about
500 metres going downhill and about 3 km on the flat), they do not include stops
and they assume normal weather conditions.