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24 RIFUGIO CALVI - Sappada

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  • C.A.I. Sappada/Plodn  Interreg V Italia-Austria - CLLD Dolomiti Live.Progetto “Montagna sicura – montagna avventura”ITAT 4019 CUP B43J16000270004
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This building, owned by C.A.I. of Sappada, is dedicated to the memory of a heroic patriot from Sappada, Pier Fortunato Calvi. It is the highest shelter in the region and is located in a fantastic position: to the east it is enclosed by the splendid amphitheatres of the Chiadenis and the Pic, to the north by the impressive mass of the Peralba, and in the other direction it overlooks, like an eagle’s nest, the rocky coast running from Lastoni to the distant Rinaldo group.
easy
Distance 4 km
1:40 h
333 m
333 m
2,140 m
1,807 m
This is perhaps the most satisfying of the classic walks due to the majestic setting in which it is conducted. Trippers enjoy the feeling of being at altitude, aware of the embrace of the crags around them. The route is simple, moderately strenuous but only in the medium-high part, bathed in sunshine, and quite popular.
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Giovanni Borella
Update: October 30, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,140 m
Lowest point
1,807 m
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Safety information

Difficulty: T

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.620082, 12.716601
DMS
46°37'12.3"N 12°42'59.8"E
UTM
33T 325179 5165479
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Turn-by-turn directions

From Cima Sappada, take the Val Sesis road to the fork for the Calvi shelter (8 km, ample car park). Here, take the white cart track that, in long, regular bends, runs up the slope almost to the abandoned marble quarry. From here, an alternative route to the destination begins, the so-called “lazybones trail”, a more direct track but decidedly more strenuous and difficult in that it climbs the grassy, stony slope in tight zigzags. So it is better to continue along the wide cart track, which is only steep for a stretch of around fifty metres. There’s a short ledge to catch the breath, a few more easy bends and then the shelter.

The descent can follow the same route or along the "lazybones trail".

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Coordinates

DD
46.620082, 12.716601
DMS
46°37'12.3"N 12°42'59.8"E
UTM
33T 325179 5165479
w3w 
///patrolling.perfumed.gemstone
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
(3)
Pierpaolo Marcon
August 03, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 03, 2019
Matjaz H
June 26, 2018 · Community
Rifugio view
Photo: Matjaz H, Community
View from rifugio
Photo: Matjaz H, Community
Giorgia Badiello
August 23, 2017 · Community
When did you do this route? September 23, 2016

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Rifugio view
View from rifugio

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
333 m
Descent
333 m
Highest point
2,140 m
Lowest point
1,807 m
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