GARDECCIA - SCALETTE PASS - ANTERMOIA REFUGE
This is the best of all the hikes in the Catinaccio area, but it is quite difficult and must only be contemplated when good weather is certain. From Gardeccia take path no. 583 which sets off from the little wooden bridge not far from the Gardeccia refuge. The path winds its way up through the vegetation, round the Gran Fermada which is an offshoot of the Gran Cront. You will leave the woods to cross a wide gully, and then a layer of volcanic rock. Next you follow the stream for a while, and the climb begins with a scramble over the scree and then over the rocks with the help of a metal safety cord and (Via Ferrata delle Scalette). You will then reach the Passo delle Scalette (Pas de le Sćialete) at 2,416 m (2 hrs). Take the path to the right along the wall around the area called Lèch Sech and then enter the valley of Laussa. Keep going uphill through the heart of the Larséch group to the Pas de Laussa at 2,711 m (1 hour 30; 3 hrs 30). The desolate area known as Lasté de Antermoa is an uneven plateau from which the lake of Antermoia is visible just before the steep descent to the Antermoia refuge (30 mins; 4 hrs). You can choose to go down via the Val Udai on path no. 580 (2 hrs 15), or the Val di Dona on path no. 580 and no. 577 (2 hrs 30), or the Val Duron on path no. 578 and no. 532 (2 hrs 45). See walks no. 2/l, 2/m and 3/d.