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Advanced via ferrata courses climbing in the Brenta Dolomites Alps Italy with mountain guides

BRENTA DOLOMITES ITALY

the Brenta Dolomites Alps Italy

The program includes one day rock climbing and three days practice on the route Bocchette del Brenta in the Dolomites of Italian Alps.

Dates of the courses in the Brenta Dolomites: see our calendar - and on request
No. of participants: 3/5 - Price per person: EUR 455,00
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Accommodation, food and drink, jeep taxi (20 Euro p.p.)

Program of advanced courses in the Brenta Dolomites

1st day
Meeting point: in your hotel at Lake Garda or in San Lorenzo in Banale or to be agreed upon - Ascent to Rifugio Agostini through the Ambiez valley (duration 5 hrs.). We have the possibility to hire a taxi jeep (Cost 20 Euro per person) to the Rifugio Cacciatore (good pastasciutta), from there we reach Rifugio Agostini in 1,5 hrs. by foot
In the afternoon we try our equipment, we practice belaying und learn some knots with the rope and set our crampons in order not to lose time the following days on the difficult via ferrata.
- 1st overnight stay in Mountain Lodge Agostini in the Brenta Dolomites -

2nd day
Departure from the Rifugio at 08.30 a.m. to a small rock climbing wall near the Lodge (ascent 10 min.). Here we practice the rock climbing technique on easy routes with top rope system. The mountain guide belays you from the ground and he can check and correct your rock climbing technique and foot position. We also try abseiling and belaying a partner in case of difficulty.
In the afternoon we reach a small glacier in ca. 30 minutes named Vedretta d' Ambiez to learn the correct use of crampons and how you have to belay a partner in a glacier area. In the Brenta Dolomites this would not be necessary but it is indispensable in other via ferrata areas (es. Marmolada Dolomites).
The experience of this day is very important for the continuation of our course.
- 2nd. overnight stay in Mountain Lodge Agostini in the Brenta Dolomites -

3rd day
From the mountain lodge we ascent in 45 minutes to the beginning of "Via ferrata Castiglioni". The vertical high ladders improve our body resistance until we reach the Bocchetta dei due denti (1st pass).
Downhill we reach the Rifugio XXII Apostoli right in time for lunch and later up to Bocchetta dei camosci (2nd pass). Short descent on the Vedretta dei Camosci where we cross with crampons and later on up on "Sentiero dell' Ideale" following an easy track to the Bocca d' Ambiez (3rd pass - the highest in the Brenta Dolomites). From the Bocca down on the Vedretta d' Ambiez (wear the crampons again) until the Mountain Lodge Agostini. Duration of this fantastic via ferrata round trip (the best in the Brenta Dolomites) is ca. 6/7 hrs. walk.
- 3rd overnight stay in Mountain Lodge e Agostini in the Brenta Dolomites -

4th day
Starting early from Rifugio Agostini at 7.30 because we have a long day ahead of us. We ascent the with crampons to the Vedretta d' Ambiez to reach the "Sentiero Brentari" in ca. 45 minutes which is leading us to the gigantic wall of Cima Tosa (the highest Top of the Brenta Group). Downhill towards Rifugio Pedrotti alla Tosa but we are not going to reach it as it would make our daily trip too long. In spite we follow the Sentiero Palmieri towards Rifugio Agostini. We collect our remaining belongings and start our descent through Val d' Ambiez until we reach San Lorenzo in Banale. The duration of entire route can be up to 8 or 9 hrs. In case this should be too much for you, we suggest to spend an additional night in the mountain lodge and descent more comfortable the following day.

What to bring:g:
rucksack - hiking poles - water bottle - windcheater - trekking boots (must be suitable for crampons) - gloves - hat/cap - sunglasses - suncream.

Technical equipment:
helmet, harness, carabiner set, crampons, rope, carabiners, etc., will be provided by the mountain guide and is included in the price. Each participant must bring his own personal backpack which must be big enough to carry your personal belongings as well as the the technical equipment which is described above: we recommend a backpack with a capacity of 45/50 litres.

Reservation:
The booking should be made by e-mail at least 30 days prior to the start of the course to guide@alpinguide.com. A deposit payment should made in the amount of EUR 250,00 and the balance must be paid on the first day of the via ferrata course, before the start of the trip.

Via ferrata base courses at Lake Garda Dolomites Alps Italy by mountain guides Trentino Italy

VIA FERRATA COURSES

the Lake Garda Trentino Dolomites

The program includes one day rock climbing and two days practice on the routes around Lake Garda.

Dates of via ferrata course at Lake Garda: see our calendar - and on request
No. of participants: 3/5 - Price per person Euro 299,00

Program of via ferrata courses at Lake Garda

1st Day
Meeting point: parking lot at highway exit ROVERETO SUD at 09.00 a.m. or in your hotel - Rock climbing lesson in suitable climbing crag; we teach different climbing techniques for example: chimney, cracks, slabs; different knots, belaying, rope and via ferrata set techniques, abseiling. The experience of this day is very important for the performance of our via ferrata course.

2nd Day
Departure from the hotel at 08.30 a.m. - Via ferrata "Colodri" Arco (easy) and other "Rio Sallagoni" (difficult) to Castel Drena, two short routes short but significant for the didactics: a short and easy via ferrata for warming up and exercising the use of the via ferrata set and afterwards a difficult trip to improve your technique. The total duration of the day is about six hours.

3rd Day
Departure from the hotel at 08.30 a.m. - Climbing on via ferrata "Fausto Susatti" on Cima Capi and following the route "Folletti". It is a ring-route on equipped trails easy and very panoramic (is directly above Lake Garda) duration of 5/6 hours. Our fantastic via ferrata round trip of the day is like a examination for the participants and a fun beginning of via ferratas in alpine environment.

What to bring:
rucksack - water - sandwich - light windcheater - preferably trekking boots - gloves - hat/cap - sunglasses - suncream.

Technical equipment:
helmet, harness, carabiner-set, climbing shoes (only 1st day), rope, carabiners, etc., will be provided by the mountain guide and is included in the price.

Reservation:
The reservation should be made by e-mail at least 20 days prior to the start of the course to guide@alpinguide.com. A deposit payment should made in the amount of EUR 150,00 and the balance must be paid on the first day of the course before we start the trip.

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