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Zanna Bianca - Forra del Vinadia

First ascent: Gianni Dorigo, Albino Dorigo 30/01/2012
By: Marco Milanese & Massimo Candolini
Area: Carnian Alps, Group: Tolmezzo Alps, Peak: Forra del Vinadia, Country: Italy, Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia

An exceptional, beautiful route with a psychologically difficult start followed by a difficult crux on the icefall itself. After this the pro improves and the drip offers some good rests, but the climbing should not be underestimated. The exit is delicate.


From Udine take the A23 motorway, exit at Carnia and continue towards Tolmezzo. From here take the SS52 towards Villa Santina and turn off right in this village for Lauco. Drive through Lauco to reach the hamlet Vinaio. At the start of this there is an ENEL electricity cabin on the right, with signpost for Forra, the canyon.


From the electricity cabin descend down the slope to reach the river, from here lose height again by entering the canyon for 10 minutes, following signs for forra. Zanna Bianca is the obvious second drip on the left.


Tree abseil on the right.

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