Marmolada Normal route

Ascent to Punta Penia along the normal route

The climb to Punta Penia along the normal route is one of the few climbs in the Dolomites in a real high mountain ambience. The glacier on the north side allows you to reach the summit along an interesting and not too difficult route, with 360 degree views over most of the Dolomites.

€ 120

Duration

Full day

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Difficulty

Medium

Participants

Min. 2 max. 5

Season

from June to September

Although the track is very popular, however, requires attention due to the presence of crevasses in the final part and for some delicate points where a bit of experience is required in the use of crampons and the ice ax. The climb is between 2600 m of Pian dei Fiacconi and 3348 of the top, the difference in height is not much but is still necessary, given the altitude, a good physical preparation.

La salita a Punta Penia.

The starting point is the Pian dei Fiacconi hut (2626 m). Once the glacier reached the hut, now it’s necessary follow a path on rocks and gravel (frequent stone signs) in south direction to find the beginning of the ice. Worn crampons we begin to climb a first slope and after a flat part we find a second one, keeping on the left side not far from the steep slopes descending from Punta Rocca, caring of possible crevasses. The trail turns now rightwards (est) towards some rocks and the ridge edge. 

Before reaching the rocks must be very careful at some final crevasses very large. Overgone this begins the climb on the equipped rocks taking to the final ridge.
Along the final snow and ice ridge, the famous “Schena de mul” (donkey's back), we reach the top. At few meters from the top the small Punta Penia’s hut.

Costs conditions and materials

Each Guide can take care of maximum 5 people,

  • 2 participants: 160 € each
  • 3 participants: 130 € each
  • 4 participants: 100 € each
  • 5 participants: 90 € each

Included in the fee: the Guide service and expenses, the technical equipment hire necessary for the activity and evenctually the  transfer from Trento to the Fedaia Pass.
Not included in the fee: evenctually hut’s half board (more or less 50€ each), personal expenses, cable lift ticket if necessary and all not specified in "included".

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

Personal equipment: Layered mountain sportswear, warm windproof jacket, gloves and cap, trekking boots (better if semi-crampon), backpack with water and energetic food.