Strada degli Alpini: Probably the most famous via ferrata in the Dolomites! The majority of this via ferrata is more of a demanding mountain tour on former wartime paths than a via ferrata.
In reality less of a via ferrata but more of a small path winding along a ledge, almost always at the same height. The path was hewn into the rock face during the First World War by the Italian Alpini soldiers. In some places it is secured. All in all it does not present many problems but instead offers spectacular views and perspectives. The first part of the route is technically very easy, and the difficult sections are well secured with steel rope. It gets particularly difficult if there are still old snow and icy patches on unsecured passages.
Forcella Undici – Passo della Sentinella: C
The challenging section is between Forcella Undici and Passo della Sentinella. Because of the north-facing aspect the snowfields remain well into summer. The descent from Passo della Sentinella across the north-facing cirque is also not to be underestimated. This section does not have to be walked and it is possible to descend directly from Forcella Undici on path 124.
Rest StopZsigmondyhütte (Rif. Comici)
Safety informationAttention on old snowfields between Elferscharte and Sentinelascharte. Depending on the snow conditions, the "strada degli Alpini" will be officially released by local mountain guides between the middle and the end of June. Information is available at the refuges or the tourist association Sexten.
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