The north and the middle peaks are separated by a jagged ridge characterized by two nice rocky pinnacles called: "i Pupe".
The Sforniòi north is the connecting node between the two main parts of the main chain of the Bosconero group; the NS and EW branches that culminates with the Sasso Lungo Cibiana.
The name "Sforniòi" was used in the past only to call the side of the mountain above the pastures of the "passo Cibiana" while the rest of the mountain was called "Crode of Bosconero".
Today this name applies to the whole mountain between: "forcella Ciavazòle", "forcella dei Matt" and "forcella piccola di Sforniòi".
The three peaks of Sforniòi were already climbed in the past by ancient hunters, thanks to the convenient access from passo Cibiana, they could easily get to the base of the Sforniòi nord. From here following paths that only they knew (Viàz), they could reach the forcella dei Matt and the east and west sides of the Bosconero group.
From the summit of Sforniòi nord to the group of Bosconero
The best chice is start from the passo Cibiana, which is the highest and the most confortabel. Easy acces to "forcella Ciavazòles" and Forcella piccola di Sforniòi".
Passo Cibiana is reachable by the road between "Venas di Cadore" and "Forno di Zoldo".
: motorway A4 - Mestre
- motorway A27.
Otherwise, reach the village of "Zoldo"
. It isn't the easiest way but very panoramic.
: road n.203 – Agordo
– Passo Duran
The nearest international airports are "Treviso"
, used for many low-cost flights, and "Venice"
The nearest railway station is Longarone; Belluno station can also be used as the DolomitiBus service leaves from there for Longarone/Pecol.
Various buses of the DolomitiBus service leave from the Belluno bus station (opposite the railway station) and reach Val Zoldana in approx. 1hour.
The summits of Sforniòi "nord" and "di mezzo".
/Ufficio Turistico Provinciale di Zoldo Alto
Viale Dolomiti, 4
32010 Zoldo Alto (BL)
Tel. 0437 789145
Fax 0437 788878
Sforniòi Nord 2410m
The characteristic "Pupe"
The summit of Sforniòi nord
From forcella Ciavazòle and NO ridge (normal route)
Lothar Patera 28/08/1900 - 400m - diff. I
Pietro Sommavilla-F.Daglioni Majer-Giovanni Angelini 15/09/1966 - 400m - diff. I/II
From northeast (forcella Piccola)
Giovanni Angelini-Antonio Rostagni 14/08/1946 - 300m - diff. II
From forcella dantre Sforniòi
Giovanni Angelini-Angelo Pasqualin 17/07/1943 - 350m - diff. III
From west (via Sperti/Angelini)
Silvio Sperti-Giovanni Angelini 15/08/1924 - 400m - diff. III
G. Pierazzo-P. Calmasini-P. Gubbati 03/08/1969 - 600m - diff. IV+/V-
Sforniòi di Mezzo 2425m
From northwest (normal route)
Lothar Patera 28/08/1900 - 450m - diff. I/II
P & F Bonetti-Paolo Lazzarin 03/08/1975 - 500m - diff. III/IV
Pietro Sommavilla-Corrado Angelini 05/08/1964 - 450m - diff. III/IV
Soro Dorotei-Giovanni Gianeselli-Tiziano Sovilla july 1979 - 450m - diff. V/V+/A1
From south (forcella dantre Sforniòi)
Pietro Sommavilla-Renato Mosena june 1974 - 150m - diff. III
Sforniòi sud 2409m
From south (forcella dei Matt)
Guido Ceradini-Rinaldo Pasqualin 07/09/1875 - 350m - diff. II
Giovanni Angelini-Giuseppe Tommasi 22/07/1925 - 500m - diff. II/III
From west (2)
Pietro Sommavilla-Corrado Angelini 30/07/1964 - 500m - diff. III/IV
Alessandro Masucci-Roberto Franceschetti 30/07/1964 - 500m - diff. III/IV
From north (forcella dantre Sforniòi)
Pietro Sommavilla-Giovanni Gianeselli-Renato Mosena 29/06/1975 - 150m - diff. II
Pietro Sommavilla-Andrea Angelini august 1965 - 500m - diff. IV/IV+
Refuges and huts
Camping is permitted in the whole Bosconero group and it doesn't require any red tape.
The refuge "Bosconero"
Casera di Bosconero
Open from: 20/06 - 20/09
Telephone: +39 0437 787346
Keeper: Monica Bagatin tel. +39 0437 787664
Property: CAI sez. Valzoldana tel. +39 0437 78100
Places: 28 winter 4
From lake of Pontesei 858m, path 485, 2 hours E
From Passo Cibiana, path 485, 2 hours EE
The casera "Campestrin"
Open from: permanenly
Property: CAI sez. San Donà di Piave
From Passo Cibiana, path 483, 2 hours EE
From Ospitale di Cadore, path 483, 3,30 hours E
"Pelmo e Dolomiti di Zoldo" - Guida dei Monti d'Italia - G.Angelini & P.Sommavilla - (the book wherefrom I've got the informations for this page) - 1983
"Il Bosconero" - Tamara edizioni montagna - De Zordo Vittorio
"La Val di Zoldo" - Cierre edizioni - Bonetti Paolo/Lazzarin Paolo - 2009 Guidebooks