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Alice in Wonderland - Forra del Vinadia

First ascent: Marco Milanese, Andrea Fusari, Alex Franco 01/02/2012
By: Marco Milanese & Massimo Candolini
Area: Carnian Alps, Group: Tolmezzo Alps, Peak: Forra del Vinadia, Country: Italy, Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia

Short but highly satisfying icefall in an enchanting, magical environment with two pools of water inside the canyon.


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. Walk past the icefall Zanna Bianca where the river meanders right and turn left to the other drip.


Pitch 1: 25m, grade 4, belay between the two pools
Pitch 2:25m, grade  4 bolt belay on the right


Abseil off the bolt belay

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