Bocchette Alte via ferrata, Brenta Dolomites
One of the most spectacular and challenging of the traditional Brenta Dolomites via ferratas. A route along ledges and mountain ridges at an altitude of 3,000m (9,850 ft) for expert mountaineers in good physical shape.
The Bocchette Alte via ferrata is a challenging, greatly rewarding trail. Its length, technical difficulty, exposure, and other mountaineering characteristics make it suited only to mountaineers with experience on vertical climbs who are in good physical shape and have a good head for heights.This challenging trail is equipped with cables and iron rungs and runs along narrow ledges and other exposed sections through the rocky heart of the Brenta range. Its breathtaking landscapes are of near indescribable beauty.
The actual via ferrata is an outing of between 6 to 8 hours, but you will also need to take account of the time it takes for the round trip to and from the trail itself (which adds another 4-6 hours). From Bocca dei Massodi, you can follow the via ferrata Oliva Detassis O396, which is often done together with the Bocchette Alte. The itinerary may also be done in the opposite direction from Rifugio Alimonta to Bocca del Tuckett, a route to be done during stable weather conditions and preferably after the ice has melted.