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30 MONTE CHIADIN - Sappada

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  • Il versante sud del monte Chiadin dove sale il sentiero che porta in vetta
    / Il versante sud del monte Chiadin dove sale il sentiero che porta in vetta
    Photo: © Davide Borella, © Davide Borella
  • / Salendo al monte Chiadin
    Photo: © Davide Borella, © Davide Borella
  • / Salendo al monte Chiadin
    Photo: © Davide Borella, © Davide Borella
  • / Salendo al monte Chiadin
    Photo: © Davide Borella, © Davide Borella
  • / Nella parte alta del sentiero che sale al monte Chiadin
    Photo: © Davide Borella, © Davide Borella
  • / Stupendo panorama verso Sappada e sui gruppi del Siera, del Clap, delle Terze dalla parte alta del sentiero
    Photo: © Davide Borella, © Davide Borella
  • / Un curioso passaggio tra le rocce nella parte alta del sentiero
    Photo: © Davide Borella, © Davide Borella
  • / Un curioso passaggio tra le rocce nella parte alta del sentiero
    Photo: © Davide Borella, © Davide Borella
  • / A breve distanza dalla cima del monte Chiadin
    Photo: © Giovanni Borella, © Giovanni Borella
  • / Presso la piccola croce di vetta del monte Chiadin
    Photo: © Giovanni Borella, © Giovanni Borella
  • / Nel tratto dove il sentiero transita su ripidissimi prati
    Photo: © Davide Borella, © Davide Borella
  • / C.A.I. Sappada/Plodn Interreg V Italia-Austria - CLLD Dolomiti Live.Progetto “Montagna sicura – montagna avventura”ITAT 4019 CUP B43J16000270004
    Photo: Alessia Gattuso, Visit Sappada Dolomiti
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A massive complex that rises isolated and closed off to the north by the grassy ridge of the Pale di Linc towards which juts a large rocky mountainside to the south from the Pescol pass and Mount Chiaine, intersected by debris canals. Westwards it dominates the central sector of the val Sesis with its polished and vertical outliers.
moderate
Distance 4.1 km
2:45 h
827 m
3 m
2,249 m
1,421 m
To look at, this mountain is not very attractive either on the southern slope, given the presence of steep meadows, nor on the northern side, with very friable rocky ridges alternating with landslide gullies. This said, the climb to the summit is a must for several reasons: first, for its ease of access and then the magnificent almost 360° panorama that you will enjoy from the top of this isolated peak (with unobstructed views across the valley of Sappada and its crags) and finally for its rarefied atmosphere. The itinerary, sunny and, in general, not particularly strenuous, in the second part follows the fine First World War mule track, now often reduced to a very narrow path that along some sections is also quite exposed.
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Giovanni Borella
Update: October 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
2,249 m
Lowest point
1,421 m
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Safety information

Difficulty: E with a few short sections of EE

Tips and hints

Start

Rifugio Piani del Cristo (1,421 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.585553, 12.727377
DMS
46°35'08.0"N 12°43'38.6"E
UTM
33T 325893 5161618
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Destination

Monte Chiadin

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow itinerary n. 21 (in the Walking section) up as far as a few hundred metres from the Pescol pass where, on a boulder located at a crossroads, the words “monte Chiadin” indicate the beginning of a track to the left that heads northwards through the meadows. At a new fork a little further on, continue left again (a typical wooden signpost with red and white stripes attached to a spruce tree) as far as the lower limit of the woodland. Here the track gets a little slippery and difficult (especially after recent and / or intense rains) and quite steep until after the final conifers where it meets the old war mule-track which only here and there is quite well preserved and which crosses a steep and very wide grassy ridge with large and comfortable enough (although often exposed) turns. (attention: a short passage across rocks requires caution). On the final part the track stays just below the ridge, for a moment overlooking the val Avanza before, with tight hairpins between patches of turf, leading on to the small cross on the summit.

Return

The descent to the Piani del Cristo takes place along the route used for the ascent.

Note


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Coordinates

DD
46.585553, 12.727377
DMS
46°35'08.0"N 12°43'38.6"E
UTM
33T 325893 5161618
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

© Tratto dalla Guida "Sappada, dai sentieri alle vette" di Giovanni Borella , edita dalla casa editrice CO.EL.

Giovanni Borella Nato a Belluno, vi ha vissuto sino alle soglie dell'adolescenza. Si è successivamente trasferito a Padova, dove ancora risiede, frequentando la locale Università e conseguendo la laurea in Lettere Antiche che lo ha portato a esercitare l'insegnamento per qualche decennio. Escursionista prima, alpinista poi, ha compiuto numerose ascensioni sia nei più noti gruppi dolomitici sia in particolare sui monti di Sappada, che frequenta da moltissimi anni d'estate e d'inverno e dove ha anche aperto vie nuove e ripetuto altre in solitaria. Ha pubblicato tre guide: "Sui sentieri del sole" ed. Mediterranee 1995 in qualità di coautore, "Sappada, dai sentieri alle vette" editrice Co.El. 2002, "Dolomiti del Comelico" Linteditoriale 2010.

Author’s map recommendations

Carta Topografica Tabacco - Foglio 01 - Scala 1:25000

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • 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

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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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Aine Wistaire
September 23, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 22, 2019

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.1 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
827 m
Descent
3 m
Highest point
2,249 m
Lowest point
1,421 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available

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