Early the year, still much snow on top.
First ascend with cold and stormy weather, the last high mountain for my father.
Second ascend during a hike across the Sella-group over regular hiking-trails. Perfect weather in a world of stones.
With my father at dawn.
This was a beautiful day in summer of 97 with another 10 fellow climbers. The route we chose (can't remember the name) was easy enough for a walk up. We met a few "retired" people with helmets and ropes having the time of their life, with their own instructor. The views were breathtaking, I really love this part of the Alps.
first day ferrata tridentina,second day ferrata boe'.CAI journey.nice
Ascent among the clouds: 15 sec of pano, then storm with hailstone! So I could appreciate fully the presence of a hut (Capanna Fassa, crowded like a bus in the rush hour) built just upon the summit.
-from Pordoi Pass
-from Boe' lake
Ascended to the top in clods, thunderstorm begun as we reached the rifugio on the top, descend on normal route to Sass Pordoi partly in fresh snow
With my friends Fabio Federica and Sergio, good weather but very peak very full of people!
We started from the WW1 cemetary at 3PM! The ferrata itself was pretty nice, especially the lower vertical section. Fortunately we took crampons, ie axes and headlamps, so it was not a serious problem when the dark has fallen while descending via the snowy normal way.
Actually I was there several times following different ways (Ferrata Piazzata, LichtenfehlserWeg, Ferrata del Vallon, from Sass Pordoi, from Rif. Boe').
The mountain is great., but the fact that it is so crowded in August is sometimes disturbing and worrying (I have seen too many times people not used to the mountains going there as if they were going to the beach doing really dangerous and stupid things). Even if the way from Sass Pordoi is an easy walk , it is always a 3000 mts mountain (and the rocks fall always on the heads!!)
It was before I discovered that mountains can be climbed with ski... June is much too early for this daytrip on foot. Martin and I plodded through the firn snow for many hours. It was a very fine day but I wouldn't do this again this way.
A nice walk on a beautiful sunny day up to the Piz Boe.
My first mountain in the Dolomites. Absolutely incredible view from the top.
Snow, hail and hard wind. No view.
Considered one of the most difficult via ferrata. A guarantee for a lot of fun.
In the morning the weather was excellent. It started raining when we headed down from the overcrowded summit, so we turned it into a downhillrun all the way to the Pordoi pass.
A great day in de Dolomites together with Wim and Kurt.
We took the cable railway from Corvara and then the chair lift up to the Vallon area with Rifugio Franz Kostner. Great views of Marmolada and the eastern Dolomites!
On the quite easy via ferrata "Lichtenfelser Steig" we climbed up to the summit of Piz Boè, partly through the snow.
We descended on the trail towards the Pordoi Notch and down to Pordoi Pass.
From there we hitchhiked back to Corvara.