Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Vol 1

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Walking and mountaineering guide to via ferratas of Northern, Central and Eastern Italian Dolomites, Europe.

Areas include: Catinaccio, Marmolada, Sella, Puez Odle, Fanes, Tofane, Cristallo, Sesto, Sorapiss and Marmarole, with routes arranged by bases – Pedraces, Selva, Corvara, Arabba, Val di Fassa, Falzarego, Cortina, Misurina, Sest and Auronzo.

Seasons: mid-June to late September, with some lower and south-facing routes OK outside this season; August is busiest, but has best level of local services Centres Pedraces/La Villa, Selva, Corvara, Arabba, Val di Fassa/Canazei, Falzarego, Cortina, Misurina, Sesto and Auronzo

Difficulty Level: all grades from straightforward short sections of ‘protected walking’ to serious and strenuous mountain expeditions involving high levels of exposure and commitment Must See all the routes are great, but don’t tackle something too hard too quickly

  • Guidebook author: Fletcher, Smith
  • Guidebook country: Italy
  • Guidebook isbn10: 1852845929
  • Guidebook isbn13: 9781852845926
  • Guidebook language: English
  • Guidebook pagesize: 320
  • Guidebook publisheddate: November 2009
  • Guidebook publisher: Cicerone
  • Guidebook region: Alps
  • Manufacturer: Cicerone

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Best Guide Book for the Area

This guide book is the best of the three Via Ferrata guides I have seen for this area of the Dolomites. It has a detailed description of each route including colour route maps which are so good that I have never found it necessary to use the proper map w