Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Volume 1

Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Volume 1 : 75 routes - north, central and east ranges

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This guidebook presents 75 via ferrata routes in the stunning Italian Dolomites. Part of a 2-volume set, this book covers Val di Fassa/Canazei, Selva, Badia/La Villa, Covara, Arabba, Falzarego, Cortina, Misurina, Sesto and Auronzo in the northern, central and eastern Dolomites.

Routes are graded by technical difficulty and seriousness and there are comprehensive route descriptions accompanied by access notes, maps and topos. A wide range of grades, lengths and styles, from routes for novices to difficult and technical climbs are covered.

Stunning photography completes this inspirational guide to some of the most breathtaking via ferrata routes in the world. The Italian Dolomites boast some of the most magnificent mountain scenery on the planet and some of the most iconic. Soaring rocky spires and jagged ridgelines are interspersed with gentle valleys and idyllic mountain villages. The Dolomites are also home to the world's greatest concentration of via ferratas - mountain routes or climbs that are protected by a series of cables, metal rungs, pegs and ladders.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 116 x 172 x 18mm | 370g
  • Kendal, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 60 maps, 128 photos
  • 1852848464
  • 9781852848460
  • 63,124

Table of contents

Overview map
Map key
Route summary table
What is a via ferrata?
Using this guide
When to go
Getting there
Getting around
Maps and place names
Route gradings
Cable etiquette
What to wear
Accidents and mountain rescue
A brief history
Plant life

Val di Fassa/Canazei
Route 1 Sentiero Massimiliano
Route 2 Via Ferrata Laurenzi
Route 3 Via Ferrata Passo Santner
Route 4 Via Ferrata Roda di Vael
Route 5 Via Ferrata Masare
Route 6 Via Ferrata Catinaccio d'Antermoia
Route 7 Via Ferrata Franco Gadotti
Route 8 Via Ferrata I Magnifici Quattro
Route 9 Via Ferrata Kaiserjager
Route 10 Sentiero Attrezzato Bepi Zac
Route 11 Via Ferrata Paolin-Piccolin
Route 12 Via Ferrata dei Finanzieri
Route 13 Via Ferrata Hans Seyffert
Route 14 Via Ferrata Eterna Brigata Cadore

Route 15 Via Ferrata Sass Rigais Est/Sud
Route 16 Sentiero Attrezzato Piz Duledes
Route 17 Via Ferrata Sandro Pertini (closed and wire removed)
Route 18 Via Ferrata Oskar Schuster
Route 19 Via Ferrata Col Rodella
Route 20 Via Ferrata Mesules (Poessnecker)

Badia/La Villa
Route 21 Sentiero Attrezzato Gunther Messner
Route 22 Sentiero Attrezzato Sass de Putia
Route 23 Via Ferrata Sasso Santa Croce
Route 24 Sentiero Attrezzato Piz de les Conturines
Route 25 Via Ferrata Furcia Rossa
Route 26 Via Ferrata Piz da Cir V
Route 27 Sentiero Attrezzato Gran Cir
Route 28 Via Ferrata Brigata Tridentina
Route 29 Via Ferrata Vallon
Route 30 Via Ferrata Piz da Lech
Route 31 Sentiero Attrezzato Sassongher

Route 32 Via Ferrata Cesare Piazzetta
Route 33 Via Ferrata delle Trincee
Route 34 Via Ferrata Sass de Rocia
Route 35 Sentiero Attrezzato Col di Lana

Route 36 Sentiero Attrezzato Sass de Stria
Route 37 Via Ferrata Cesco Tomaselli
Route 38 Sentiero dei Kaiserjager
Route 39 Sentiero Attrezzato Galleria del Lagazuoi
Route 40 Via Ferrata degli Alpini al Col dei Bos
Route 41 Via Ferrata Averau
Route 42 Via Ferrata Ra Gusela

Route 43 Via Ferrata Scala del Menighel
Route 44 Via Ferrata Giovanni Lipella
Route 45 Sentiero Attrezzato Grotta di Tofana
Route 46 Sentiero Astaldi
Route 47 Via Ferrata Punta Anna and Gianni Aglio
Route 48 Via Ferrata Lamon and Formenton
Route 49 Sentiero Giuseppe Olivieri
Route 50 Via Ferrata Maria e Andrea Ferrari
Route 51 Sentiero Attrezzato Giovanni Barbara/Lucio Dalaiti/Cengia de Mattia
Route 52 Via Ferrata Ettore Bovero
Route 53 Via Ferrata Michielli Strobel
Route 54 Sentiero Attrezzato Terza Cengia del Pomagagnon
Route 55 Sentiero Attrezzato Rene de Pol
Route 56 Via Ferrata Ivano Dibona
Route 57 Via Ferrata Marino Bianchi
Route 58 Via Ferrata Sci Club 18
Route 59 Via Ferrata Giro del Sorapiss

Route 60 Sentiero Attrezzato Capitano Bilgeri/Monte Piana/Monte Piano
Route 61 Via Ferrata Merlone
Route 62 Sentiero Attrezzato Alberto Bonacossa
Route 63 Sentiero delle Forcelle
Route 64 Via Ferrata De Luca/Innerkofler
Route 65 Via Ferrata delle Scalette/Curato Militare Hosp

Route 66 Via Ferrata Strada degli Alpini
Route 67 Via Ferrata Nord
Route 68 Via Ferrata Mario Zandonella
Route 69 Via Ferrata Aldo Roghel/Cengia Gabriella
Route 70 Via Ferrata Mazzetta

Route 71 Sentiero Cengia del Doge
Route 72 Sentiero degli Alpini
Route 73 Sentiero Attrezzato Amalio da Pra
Route 74 Via Ferrata Sartor
Route 75 Via Ferrata Via di Guerra/CAI Portogruaro

Appendix A Useful contacts
Appendix B Glossary of mountain terms
Appendix C Further reading
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About James Rushforth

James Rushforth is an experienced and professional climber, mountaineer, skier and high-liner and an award-winning photographer. Although based in the UK, James spends much of his time exploring the Italian Dolomites and is one of the leading authorities on the region, particularly with regards to photography and extreme sports. He is part of the Norrona Pro Team and is kindly supported by Breakthrough Photography, Landcruising and Hilleberg. James can be contacted at
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