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Trek to the Croda del Becco Summit

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  • The rifugio Croda del Becco, in the back the vetta della Croda del Becco mountain.
    The rifugio Croda del Becco, in the back the vetta della Croda del Becco mountain.
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Distance 13.9 km
7:03 h
1,319 m
1,319 m
A mighty mountain near a placid lake
Great hike for expert mountaineers between Ampezzo and Braies

From Lake Braies hotel (1,496 m, car park, see relevant hike) we take route 1, a steep path which begins on the south side, at the foot of the mountain face, and climbs steeply across the scree. We continue on route 1, through a dark gorge (Forno) leading up to the Sora Forno Col, with shop (2,380 m, 2.5 hours. The Rifugio Biella, 2,327 m, is just a few minutes away). From the col we take the route to the north, which goes up a steep zigzag path to the shoulder, equipped with fixed ropes in some exposed sections. From there the route across a wide rocky ridge on boulders and scree is easy all the way to the summit (2,810 m; 1.5 hours from the col). Take extra care coming back down on the same route.

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André Cis
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