Via Ferrata in the Italian Dolomites

It was a childhoods dream. Climbing in the Dolomites. Last summer, after 20 years of climbing and traveling only to the Alps and Pyerenees, I finally made it to one of the most fantastic mountain regions in Europe: the Dolomites.

Because of the limited timeframe I had, I only visited a small part of the immense region: The Tre Cime di Lavaredo National Park (UNESCO World heritage by the way)

Together with my climbing partner Steven, we planned a tour combining some beautiful via ferrata, a “normal” peak climb and some hiking with the most fantastic views on the famous rock faces of the dolomites.

This was our itinerary, but many variants are possible:

Day 1: Drive to Sexten and take the cable car up to the Rotwandwiesenhütte
Day 2: Via Ferrata up to the summit of the Croda Rossa di Sesto and descend to the Bertihütte
Day 3: Via Ferrata Roghel + Cengia Gabriella and descend to Rifugio Carducci
Day 4: Climb to the summit of Monte Popera, descend and climb back up to the Dreizinnenhütte
Day 5: Descend to Sexten and drive home

Enjoy the images and video I made!