The climb to Punta Penia along the normal route is one of the few climbs in the Dolomites that is set in a real high mountain environment. The hike on the North side of the glacier allows you to reach the summit, along an interesting and relatively easy route, with 360 degree views over most of the Dolomites.
Min. 2 max. 4
from June to September
Although this route is very popular, it requires careful attention due to the presence of crevasses in the last section and on some delicate passages where the use of crampons and ice ax is essential. The climb begins at Pian de Fiacconi located at 2600mt and ends on the summit at 3348mt, it’s relatively short distance but should not be underestimated. The altitude, the terrain and the challenges that this route presents require good physical preparation and previous mountaineering experience.
The route starts at Rifugio Pian dei Fiacconi, located at an altitude of 2626m. Until a few years ago the glacier extended as low as the hut, but considering its receding nature it’s now reached by an uphill hike on gravel. Here we gear up for the ice with boot crampons and begin to hike on an icy terrains, keeping left to the vicinity of the steep slopes below Punta Rocca,
and paying attention to crevasses.
We follow the track to the East, moving along rocks and ice leading to the summit ridge.
Along the last ridge of snow and ice, called "Schena de mul" (‘donkey’s back’) we finally reach the summit and the small Punta Penia hut.
Each Guide can take a maximum of 4 people.
Cost per person:
Included in the fee: the Guide service and expenses, the rental of technical equipment necessary for the activity (harness, ice ax, crampons) and if required, the transfer from Trento to Passo Fedaia.
Not included in the fee: 1 night accommodation on half board basis at a local rifugio (approx €50-€60 per person), personal expenses, cable car ticket if necessary and anything not mentioned in "included".
Equipment provided by Mountime: harness, helmet, ferrata set and crampons.
Personal equipment: Layered mountain sportswear, head-torch, windproof jacket, gloves and hat, trekking boots (preferably cramponcompatible), backpack with water and energy food.