Hello Everyone! I'm hoping to get your advice and suggestions on the itinerary I have so far for my solo trip to the Dolomites. I included it below. If you see any sections you would like to JOIN for, PLEASE let me know as well:)
I will be there July 27- August 25th. Please let me know if you see better paths to take or things I should not miss. I wanted to spend the first 10 days in the Cortina area and the last 20 days doing the Alta via 2 from Santa Maddelena. I added a 6 day variation to see Sassalungo and Rosengarten. I'm an experienced rock climber (can lead 5.11 sport/ can't lead trad but will follow) and am willing to hire a guide for about 6-7 days scattered throughout of the trip- if you see areas along my path or in the areas listed that are spectacular for climbing please tell me! Otherwise I am willing to hike crazy long distances and do lots of via ferratas. If you know great climbing guides I can hire that can meet me in the climbing places listed please let me know. Also, what is your favorite via ferrata lanyard?
(First 5 days can be rearranged based on availability/ weather) 28-Jul Venice airport > tre croci pass > rifugio vandeli at Lake sorapiss/ overnight @ rifugio Vandeli
11-Aug hike through via del pan, cable car up marmolada, maybe via ferrata al trincee.~ sleep here or take taxi to sella pass and sleep in sella pass
12-Aug climb something awesome in sella pass or surrounding area then take last cable car at 4:45pm to toni demetz and sleep in tony demetz. Option two: take cable car to tony demetz in morning and climb something at sassalungo. Either option would need a climbing partner or guide~ overnight @ tony demetz
13-Aug tony demetz to alps di tires rifugio.~ overnight @ alps di tires
14-Aug laurenzi via ferrata~ overnight @ alps di tires
15-Aug molignion via ferrta and passo principe or antermoia ~ overnight @ passo principe or antermoia
16-Aug climb vajolet towers on 16th or 17th- hire guide ~ rifugio alberto
17-Aug rosengarten via ferratas or climbing ~ rifugio alberto
18-Aug santer pass via ferrata/ roda di vael/ > ciampade or somewhere I can hike or bus to malgo ciapella to rejoin alta via 2
19-Aug Alta Via 2 second half 20-Aug Alta Via 2 second half 21-Aug Alta Via 2 second half 22-Aug Alta Via 2 second half 23-Aug Alta Via 2 second half 24-Aug AV2 end in del piaz > taxi to venice 25-Aug fly out of venice at 11:30am
And of course if you want to join for an of the above let me know:) I'm excited to hear your suggestions! I have the tabacco maps so feel free to list those routes.