Ferrata Marmolada

West ridge

The Marmolada’s West ridge Via Ferrata is a route of impressive technical and panoramic values. It provides a multi-dimensional experience that allows to discover various terrains: the Via Ferrata path running on the West ridge of the Marmolada, and the descent along the normal route, crossing the glacier. The route itself is not too demanding yet it’s set to provide great satisfaction and sense of accomplishment, surrounded by magical landscapes.

€ 100


1 day

Richiesta info per Ferrata Marmolada
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Ferrata Marmolada



Min. 2 max. 4


from June to September

The difficulty of this route mainly depend on the conditions of the snow and ice: when the iron cable is free of snow and the rock is clean, the actual Via Ferrata is not very demanding.
Some caution is required during the ascent on the Vernel glacier, and the Marmolada glacier during the descent, for the presence of several crevasses.

The professionalism and competence of a Mountain Guide will ensure safety throughout the excursion, maximizing your enjoyment.

Ferrata Marmolada

The Ferrata to Punta Penia itinerary

For this ascent we normally spend the previous night at Rifugio Ghiacciaio Marmolada, which can be reached from Passo Fedaia in 1,5 hours hike. We depart the hut in the early morning and we hike west until we reach the Vernel Glacier. We strap-in our crampons and begin to climb the glacier in the direction of ‘Forcella Marmolada’; along this section there are only a few crevasses to look out for. Once we hike past the last crevasse, we hook onto the equipped section of iron cable leading to the forcella that divides the Marmolada from the Piccolo Vernel. From here we tackle the famous and long West Ridge Via Ferrata, which develops on steep slabs with breath-taking views on the Grande e Piccolo Vernel. The final section of the path runs near the ridge’s edge, overlooking the imposing south wall of the Marmolada and the Contrin Valley. This is undoubtedly a remarkable eagle’s eye view, deemed to impress every mountaineer.
Once at the top it’s a mandatory custom to enjoy a cold beer at Punta Penia’s hut before tackling the descent along the normal route.



Costs conditions and materials

The meeting point is at Passo Fedaia.

Each Guide can take a maximum of 4 people

  • 1 Participant: €320
  • 2 participants: €160 per person
  • 3 participants: €120 per person
  • 4 participants: €100 per person

Included in the fee: the Guide service and expenses, the rental of technical equipment necessary for the activity.
Not included in the fee: 1 night accommodation at Rifugio Ghiacciaio Marmolada (approx 50€ per person on half board), personal expenses, cable car ticket, and anything not mentioned in "included".

Equipment provided by Mountime: harness, helmet, via ferrata set and ice-crampons.

Personal equipment required: Layered mountain sportswear, warm windproof jacket, gloves and hat, trekking boots (better if semi-crampon), backpack with personal items, water and energy snacks.