For this ascent, one normally starts from the Fedaia Pass at an altitude of 2,057 metres. In little more than an hour and a half's walk, you reach the Pian dei Fiacconi, where the former refuge was located at an altitude of 2650 m. From here, cross in a westerly direction until reaching the Vernel glacier. Put on your crampons and climb back up the slightly crevassed glacier toward the Forcella Marmolada. Once past the terminal, a first stretch of metal cable facilitates access to the fork that divides the Marmolada from the Piccolo Vernel. Here begins the real ferrata along the west ridge, which develops along sloping slabs and dihedrals, always with a breathtaking view of Grande and Piccolo Vernel. In the final part, the route keeps close to the ridge, allowing us to look out onto the opposite slope and discover the vertiginous walls of the south side and the Val Contrin below. Having reached the summit at 3343 m, a beer at Capanna Punta Penia before tackling the descent.