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Via ferrata Oscar Schuster

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closed
moderate
Distance 11.9 km
5:00 h
780 m
1,050 m
2,958 m
2,181 m
The via ferrata Oscar Schuster is an easy one also suitable for beginners. The way to the starting point is not difficult and you can make it shorter taking the funicular to the forcella. Anyway reaching the summit you will have an astonishing view to the Seiser Alm, the Schlern and also the valley.
Difficulty
A/B moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,958 m
Lowest point
2,181 m
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Start

Coordinates:
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DMS
UTM
w3w 

Turn-by-turn directions

From Selva Val Gardena you can reach the Passo Sella either by bus or by car. Park at the Passo Sella refuge near the valley station of the Forcella del Sassolungo cable car.

Take the track to the Forcella del Sassolungo (1.5 hours walk 525 from Passo Sella). From the fork on path 525 go down steeply to the Vicenza refuge for about 350m and turn left into the Sasso Piatto cirque on the red marked path. The entrance is on the right side of the cirque, in front of it there is almost always an old snow field.

The track starts on a ramp which is at the beginning secured (A), then with easy climb it brings you until its end. A crossing follows on the upper edge of a heap of debris up to a steep channel. Through this channel, very exposed to rockfall, you climb uninsured until you reach a saddle (2853m). From here you have a splendid view of the Piani di Cunfin, where you’ll find again the insurance of wire ropes. Then on a short part of the wall (B) to the right in a canal (A/B) and to a rock with a blockage (A/B). After a crossing exposed to another channel (A/B). Then you climb up a wall of slabs (B) from the Madonna (a small statue attached to the rock) to the large stepped ramp. The ramp often has a rocky area and leads to the exit, which is located a few meters to the right of the summit. The path is marked in red.

Crossing the huge south-western flank with gravel and a few small steps of rock on path 527 to the Sasso Piatto refuge or even before it, at about 2485m you already descend to the left directly to the path of Federico Augusto (abbreviation ¼ hours of time saving). On this path, passing through the Sandro Pertini and Federico Augusto refuges, you return to the Sella Pass (total 1100 m, 3 hours).

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Getting there

With the bus or with the car starting from Selva up to Passo Sella.

Coordinates

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DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • 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

Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Via ferrata set
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
  • Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
  • Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
  • 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.

Questions and answers

Question from Christoph Probst · July 08, 2021 · Community
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Answered by Matthias Hallaschek · July 21, 2021 · Community

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Thomas Dloreiz
September 22, 2018 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 22, 2018

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Difficulty
A/B moderate
Distance
11.9 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
780 m
Descent
1,050 m
Highest point
2,958 m
Lowest point
2,181 m

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