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Giro del Monte Piana

By: Mario Dibona, Mountain Guide
Area: Dolomites, Group: Tre Cime - Cadini, Country: Italy

This middle-grade itinerary leads through First World War battleground and reveals the incomparable panorama of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

GETTING THERE

From Cortina to Misurina and on to Lago d'Antorno (roughly 16 km. from Cortina).

ACCESS

From Lago d'Antorno take the motor-sled taxi service to Rif. Bosi (2205m).

ROUTE

From Rif. Bosi begin by walking to the small church dedicated to the soldiers who died during the First World War. Continue upwards to reach the Monte Piana plateau along path no. 122, past striking evidence of the Great War. Tragic testament to the bitter battles fought out in this region, the snow-covered trenches bring home the enormous sacrifices made by the soldiers. Locked in terrible and stressful trench warfare high up in the Cortina mountains, their fate has no need for further comment.
Continue to the pyramidal monument to the poet Giosuè Carducci. It was destroyed and the start of the war and later rebuilt, and now acts as an excellent rest and vantage point.

The view onto the Tre Cime di Lavaredo can rightly be regarded as one of the most dramatic and beautiful in the Dolomites. After having taken it in the itinerary descends to the Col Forcella dei Castrati to return to Rif Bosi.

DESCENT

From Rifugio Bosi return by motor-sled to Lago d’Antorno. Alternatively, sledge back down to the car park. Sledges can be rented from the  restaurant “La baita” at Misurina.

GEAR

Normal equipment for winter walking, snowshoes and poles.

DIFFICULTY

Take care not to fall into the holes and trenches which may be covered with snow.

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COMMENTS for the route "Giro del Monte Piana"

08-11-2009, Christian Ferrari
Per chi ha la fortuna di andarci fuori stagione senza le motoslitte, l'escursione può regalare panorami stupendi. (Nota: ieri in alcuni posti la neve superava il metro!)
11-01-2006, Francesco Garbellotto
In effetti tutto quell'andarivieni di motoslitte ha proprio stufato! dimezzerei le corse come minimo! Per il resto è sicuramente un bel giro, anche d'estate
20-08-2003, silvio fanton
da fare con una giornata di sole eliminando il passaggio delle motoslitte, è un giro stupendo e facile quindi a portata di tutti.peccato che ci sia un via vai di mezzi mtorizati che rovina l'incanto.
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TIME

3 - 3,30 hours

DIFFICULTY

Medium

FACE

Northeast and Southwest

ASCENT HEIGHT DIFFERENCE

150m

DESCENT HEIGHT DIFFERENCE

500m

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