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Via Ferrata along Alta Via 1

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Via Ferrata along Alta Via 1

Hi!

My friends and I are planning to trek the northern portion of the Alta Via 1 in mid-September and looking for some advice on how to incorporate a day of via ferrata during our trek. We are all fairly fit and active but it will be our first time doing via ferrata so we would like to hire a guide.

A few questions:

1) Is our best bet to reach out to our rifugios to find a guide or are there any that folks would recommend?

2) Any recommendations on a via ferrata day trip that goes along our planned path (below)?

This is our draft itinerary and my thinking was that we'd spend an extra night wherever we did the via ferrata from.

-Night 1: Lago De Braies

-Night 2: Fanes

-Night 3: Lagazuoi

-Night 4: Nuvolau

-Night 5: Croda Da Lago

-Nights 6: Cortina

-Night 7: TBD

Any general advice or comments on via ferrata or our itinerary in general would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

-Jon

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1. Re: Via Ferrata along Alta Via 1

If you relay on Rifugios to cater for your mountain guide, then he'd have to wait at the rifugios for his customers. It won't happen that way, sorry. Best bet is to search their website for a guide

https://www.bergfuehrer-suedtirol.it/

or

https://www.guidecortina.com/

There is a ferrata to the top of Col di Bos. That's east of Rif. Lagazuoi. The ferrata is called "Truppe Alpine". It's not really difficult.

Caution:

don't climb the ferrate without propper gear (boots, harness, helmet, carrabines & rope, etc.); don't climb that ferrate if you haven't tried one before (ferratas are no Disneyland where emphasis it being put on entertainment: it's highly risky); don't do the ferrate unless you are physically fit and don't mind hights. Needing to call for a helicopter is going to be rather expensive .....

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2. Re: Via Ferrata along Alta Via 1

Thank you for your response and the links Gerd! Very helpful and much appreciated.

Best,

Jon

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