Hiking round the Fermeda pinnacles
This walk, starting at the Col Raiser, leads you the way across the breath-taking pinnacles of the Odle mountain range.
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Our walk starts with wonderful sunshine at the parking space of the Col Raiser cable-way in Plan de Teja at S. Cristina in Valgardena. By funicular we reach the Rif. Col Raiser at 2,106 m. After having admired the great panoramic view from this place, we follow the trail and towards the Rif. Firenze (n°4). In the first part it is relatively plain and stretches from one mountain hut to the next. Before we reach the Rif. Firenze, we reach a fork. This is where we follow the trail n° 13 to the Forcella Mesdì.
From this place the trail gets steeper and the vegetation becomes rather stingy. In the shadow of the rough pinnacles of the Sass Rigais we reach the so-called “Furcela de Mesdì“ at 2,597 m asl. We decide to eat our sandwiches and fruit, afterwards we continue our walk, as we have to face another steep ascend.
We continue on the trail n° 29 and walk down steeply on the other side of the famous Dolomite pinnacles. We keep left, walking towards south-west on the trail at the foot of the Fermeda pinnacles. In this section you need to be sure-footed.
After abour one hour, we reach another fork. Now we face the second ascend, leading us the way to the Forcella Pana. Fixed securing ropes and steps facilitate the ascend, making us finally reach the highest point. This is where we stop, just to admire the fantastic Dolomite landscape with lushly green Alpine pastures and mountain huts. The path n°1 leads us down to the Rif. Troier, where we stop to have a delicious apple strudel, which we really deserve today.
Our way back takes us on the path n°1 and 1A, in about 1.5 hours across the Rif. Gamsblut, down to the valley station of the Col Raiser funicular.
If you would like to to this walk, please inform yourselves about the current conditions and weather situation.
Starting point: valley station Col Raiser
Path: Col Raiser - Malga Cisles - Forcella Mesdì - Forcella Pana - Rif. Trojer - Rif. Gamsblut - Col Raiser
Trail: 4, 13, 2B, 29, 6A, 6, 1, 1A, 1
Walking time: about 6 - 6.5 hours
Experienced: mid August 2010
Further information: Tourist office S. Cristina, tel. +39 0471 777800, email@example.com