Rifugio Fanes to Rifugio Scotoni
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If there is no availability in Rifugio Lagazuoi you may be staying in Rifugio Scotoni instead. Your Destination Specialist will have discussed this with you, and it will be noted in your accommodation details. Please refer to your route notes and guidebook for more info on today's trail.
From Rifugio Fanes, continue along the AV1 route 11 passing shimmering Lago di Limo (2157m). As you climb the slopes of the Fanes group pause to admire the views of the southern mountain ranges and Marmolada. Crossing the grassy bowl of the Passo Tagéda, you take route 20B to climb the windy slopes of Forcella del Lago/Lechi* (2486m). There is a steep descent on a path through scree, to Lago Lagazoi (2182m). *Please pay attention to the notes in your guidebook and also below regarding this pass – it is quite a steep descent.
From Lago Lagazuoi, turn right onto path no. 20 and descend to Rifugio Scotoni, your overnight location.
Check which mountain hut you are due to be staying in tonight. If you are staying at Rifugio Lagazuoi use alternative route 'Rifugio Fanes to Rifugio Lagazuoi'.
Please check before leaving Rifugio Fanes if there is any recent update regarding the pass at Forcela di Lech/Lago. If the path up over the Forcela is closed, you should walk down on route 11 into the valley to Capanna Alpina, then take route 20 up to Rif. Scotoni.
Rest stopsLagazuoi Hut
Some of the path is on rocky steps; be careful as these may be slippery, especially when wet.
There are some exposed edges; be sure to read instructions carefully, stick to the main path, and don’t wander close to the edge. Use handrails where provided.
In early spring/summer there may still be patches of snow. Walk around where it is possible, and otherwise place your feet carefully and use walking poles if you have them.
This route is above 2,500 metres so bear in mind you may feel a shortness of breath and additional muscle fatigue associated with the altitude.
Tips and hints
There is no public transport available but if you need to be picked up call - Taxi Service Sandro (San Cassiano, Alta Badia)
Tel: Alessandro +39 339 52 08 697
There are refreshments available at Rifugoi Gran Fanes (however this is not far from Rif. Fanes), and then the next possible stop is at Rif. Scotoni. We therefore strongly recommend that you take provisions with you from Rif. Fanes.
These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.
In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.
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Such is the way of Alpine hiking that you need to be prepared for all seasons and weathers; sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required, as is plenty of sun cream and a healthy respect for the sun.
Walking poles will be a big advantage on some of these ascents and descents.
Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.
This walk is isolated with few opportunities to buy food or water so be sure to bring enough with you.
- 8 Waypoints
- 8 Waypoints
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