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Via ferrata Mesules, Piz Selva

Via Ferrata · Val di Fassa
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  • Mountain flowers in the Dolomtes of Val Gardena - the edelweiss.
    Mountain flowers in the Dolomtes of Val Gardena - the edelweiss.
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Distance 12.9 km
6:52 h
1,020 m
1,019 m
Alpine
The access to the via ferrata is short and easy, a steep and extremely Alpine climb, with a very long descent. It is recommended to hike here only in dry and sunny conditions. In spring, pay attention to the residual snow and ice while in the mornings, the ferrata stays in the shade. Some of the short un-protected stretches require an extremely steady step. In the case of low visibility, orientating yourself may become difficult.

Characteristics of the via ferrata: steep and exposed climb, especially at the end on the second set of steps. The rock-climbing here requires strong arms, but also a good technique for the walk on the smooth slabs and the walk (only metal steps, no steel cables). The climb can sometimes be rendered impossible due to residual snow or ice. The entire hike is very long and challenging, and requires good Alpine experience. There is sometimes a noticeably long distance between the steel cable fixtures. Be careful: the steel cables are not tightened in some sections. Difficulty: the rocks are extremely smooth on the climb. North-West facing, the via ferrata stays wet and snowy for a long time; it is often cold and icy. Very long descent. Access to the ferrata: from the kiosk, follow path 649 to reach the beginning of the via ferrata, under the towering Sella. Technical details: certainly an Alpine via ferrata, that unravels along smooth rocks; the steepest stretches are furnished with

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