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berg der ladiner sella wanderung pisciadu

Alpine tour through the Sella Group

Along the Setus Via Ferrata we hike from Passo Gardena to Lake Pisciadù, and further to the Boè mountain hut and Mt Sass Pordoi

The 3,152 m high Sella Group, the "Mountain of the Ladin", is located in the heart of the Dolomites. Our starting point is Passo Gardena at 2,121 m a.s.l. along the path n° 666 we walk in southeastern direction to the Val Setus, a channel which ascends between the cliffs of the Sella Massif. At the upper part, the path through the Setus valley is a secured, not difficult but steep via ferrata, which leads us to the Pisciadù mountain hut (2,587 m). Past Lake Pisciadù the path n° 666 ascends southwards through the Val Tita.

Via iron brackets we climb up to a flat ridge at about 2,960 m, a short up and down section leads us to the rise of the Antersass and finally - after 4 hours in total - we reach the Boè mountain hut, open in summer and one of the highest located mountain huts of the Dolomites.

Like a circle the rocks of the Sella Group entwine the Val Lasties. The path n° 627 follows this circle and proceeds until the Pordoi wind gap and later up to Mt Sass Pordoi. Up here, at 2,950 m, the mountain station of the cable car is located, which takes us down to Passo Pordoi (2,240 m). By public bus we come back to our starting point, Passo Gardena.

Please note: this tour is recommended to sure-footed and experienced hikers. Please make sure, that the weather conditions are stable, furthermore please inform yourself of the public bus timetables from Passo Pordoi to Passo Gardena before you start!

Author: AT

difficulty: difficult summit route with lifts ferrata / fixed rope route
  • Starting point:
    Passo Gardena
  • Time required:
    04:45 h
  • Track length:
    12,1 km
  • Altitude:
    from 2.136 m to 2.981 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +1223 m | -386 m
  • Route:
    Passo Gardena - Setus Via Ferrata - Pisciadù mountain hut - Lake Pisciadù - Val Tita - Antersass - Boè mountain hut - Pordoi wind gap - Mt Sass Pordoi - Passo Pordoi
  • Signposts:
    666, Alta Via of the Dolomites AV2, 627
  • Destination:
    Sass Pordoi
  • Resting points:
    Rifugio Pisciadù mountain hut, Rifugio Boè mountain hut, Rifugio Forcella Pordoi mountain hut, Rifugio Maria mountain hut
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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    Alpine tour through the Sella Group

If you want to do this tour, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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