Trek Alta Via 2, Dolomite’s, Italy Part 2

The Trek

I did this trek in two parts. Primarily because I did the northern part in September which turned out to be too late in the year. First I was hit with an ice/snow storm on day 4 near Rifugio Boe (part 1 trek) and again when I reached the Marmolada Glacier (day 5). But the Marmolada storms lasted all day so I exited the trek and tried again the following week and once again got hit with a snow storm at the pass this time. Note that this is not all that unusual in these mountains.

Even in late August (part 2 trek) I was hit with a hail/snow storm  and on day 4 while descending the Pass di la Cirele late in the day. Fortunately I had a tent and found a small rock sheltered ledge to setup a camp for the night. If I had not had a tent I would not have been trekking so late in the day and far from a Refugio. So I recommend that you follow the stages in the guides (keeping your days short) and make full use of the Refugio/Albergo luxuries along the route.


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My Trek Details

Part 1 See Post here.
Day 1 Florence-Bressanone-Plose Ski Area, Tent
Day 2 Rifugio Genova, Dorm Bed
Day 3 Passo Garena, Tent
Day 4 Rifugio Boe, Dorm Bed
Day 5 Rifugio Castiglioni, Dorm Bed

Part 2 See Post here
Day 1 Florence-Trento-Fedaia-Trail 605, Tent
Day 2 Rifugio Pian del Fiacconi, Marbalada, Dorm Bed
Day 3 Passo di Cirelle, Tent
Day 4 Rifuguio Passo di Valles, Dorm Bed
Day 5 Valle d Galline, Tent
Day 6 Refugio Treviso, Dorm Bed
Day 7 Above Passo Cereda, Tent
Day 8 Orsera Camp, Tent
Day 9 Feltre

Trekking Advice

At times the trails may be confusing and paint splashes may disappear with cairns (piles of rocks), but generally you will see a paint splash within 10 or 15 minutes at the most. If you don’t you have left the main trails and may be following a climbing route. Not advisable. I made this mistake on day 5 after exiting the ferratta after Rifugio Mulaz. I followed a dirt track down into the scree and turned right following cairns rather than left. This put me on a trail to to the top of a mountain (the backside of climbing mountain) and cost me 3 hours of lost time, exhaustion and the necessity of a night in the tent. So always follow the paint splashes.

Day 1 Photos

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Trek Day 1 Photos

Day 2 Photos

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Trek Day 2 Photos

Day 3 Photos

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Day 4 Photos

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Trek Day 4 Photos

Day 5 Photos

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Day 6 Photos

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Day 7 Photos

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Day 8 Photos

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Day 9 Photos

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Trek Day 9 Photos

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