We went both up and down through the glacier. The weather wasn't very good, but you can't have it always, can you???
Was a pity, that the next day the weather was really nice.
Ferrata Cresta Ovest - West ridge. Wonderful summit with great south wall. Photo -panorama of South wall is in my Image.
In 2006 we reached the Punta Serauta by the Ferrata ETERNA - also very nice route.
This is one fine mountain. With Werner Oechsle from Kirchheim Germany.
Two time I have reached the Queen of Dolomites
The second time with my future wife Lella
Pian dei Fiaconi - Forcella Marmolada - West ridge ferrata - Descent on normal route of glacier.
I love this mountain !!!
I reached the top by ascending the via ferrata in the west ridge and descended down the glacier.
Salita Punta Penia in solitaria dalla via ferrata e discesa per ghiacciaio molto crepacciato della Marmolada.
Solo ascent from Via Ferrata and descent to the normal route of glacier.
Climbed and skied Marmolada north face (50°), together with Deon Louw (telemark skier).
we climbed the ice-route on the north-west face, starting from Passo Fedaia. The first section was difficult because there wasn'n any snow and we had to "freeclimib" a wall covered with thin ice... crampons didn't grip!!
Dolomites' Lady is always worth being climbed.
From passo Fedaia to forcella de la Marmolada and then by icy ferrata.Descent by Via normale.
Great panorama from the summit and great lunch too ;-).
I climbed with my dad for his 60th birthday.
Big storm on summit. Had to sit in the hut drinking tea for a few hours until it passed.
Missed the last lift down below the glacier but managed to persuade the operator to let us go down whilst it was running to bring up building supplies!
Very memorable day.
Ascent with the via ferrata and descent via normal route through the glacier. It was so foggy that we did not realize when we reach the peak: we could not see the cross which was about twenty meter far away.
Beautiful day trip: Lago di Fedaia - cable-car to Pian dei Fiacconi - Ghiacciai del Vernel - Forc. la delle Marmolada 2896 - Via ferrata Marmolada - Punta Penia (Marmolada) 3343 m- Forc. la della Marmolada - Valle di Contrin - Val Rosalia - rifugio Contrin 2016 - Val di Contrin - Alba - Canazei 1440 m
I climbed solo, it was a really lovely weather whole day. Start at Rifugio Pian Facconi at about 9 o'clock. On the summit at 2 p.m., I made some pictures on the way. Descent on the normal way, through Marlolada glacier. Full equipment for via ferrata and glacier walk was needed.
My firs time when I used crampons ;)
Beautiful round-trip from Pian dei Fiaccioni via the small vernel glacier, the via ferrata (H.-Seiffert way) to the summit and back via the marmolada glacier (normal route).
Two French hikers without crampons, helmet, harness, ferrata gear or rope had to be helped and turned back after falling and sliding a couple of meters on the Western glacier halfway to the start of the ferrata. The caretaker in the refuge at the top is very friendly and even speaks Hungarian! An unpleasant thunderstorm on the way down below Pian dei Fiacconi.
Absoloutely perfect weather, completely clear blue skies, first alpine peak completed and thoroughly enjoyed!
Though it was high season, the route was not crowded at all. Most of the time I climbed alone, enjoying superb views. Also the summit was all mine, with nobody around! Descended along the normal route.
bigwall,beautiful route,UAII 6