Via Ferrata Alpinistica Livio Brentari, Brenta Dolomites
A panoramic mountaineering via ferrata, sections of which are highly exposed. The route connects Rifugio Agostini to Rifugio Tosa Pedrotti along ledges and hanging glaciers beneath Cima Tosa.
A panoramic mountaineering via ferrata with exposed sections in the area of Cima Tosa. Inaugurated in 1950, the route connects Rifugio Pedrotti with Rifugio Agostini along a stunning ledge that is narrow and highly exposed in places. It runs beneath Cima Garbari and then descends along a vertical cliff face for about a hundred meters with the help of iron cables, ladders, and rungs.
Although not particularly difficult, the route does require physical fitness and experience with via ferratas. The possible presence of snow and ice near the d’Ambiez hanging glacier and the former Tosa hanging glacier may require crampons and pickaxes, which will make the trail more challenging.
The thrilling landscapes include Cima d’Ambiez, the Tosa spires, Campanile Steck, Punta dell’Ideale, Cima Tosa, Cima Margherita, Brenta Bassa, and Campanil Alto. See if you can identify them all! The actual via ferrata is an outing of between 3 to 4 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 6-8 hours).