Via Ferratas of The Italian Dolomites vol 2. - túrakönyv
Southern Dolomites, Brenta and Lake Garda
Guidebook to 77 via ferrata routes in the Italian Dolomites in the southern regions, Brenta and Garda. Part of a two-volume set of guides to the Dolomite via ferratas. There are graded routes covering 14 mountain groups including the Civetta, around Trento and the Adige valley, with guidance on the best base for each of the via ferrata routes.
Mainly mid-June until the end of September in the higher mountains, avoiding August if you can! Lake Garda area can often be climbed year round.
Bolzano, Valle di Primiero and San Martino di Castrozza, Agordino, Belluno, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Brenta, Trento, Riva, Lake Garda, Rovereto.
All grades of routes from straightforward short sections of 'protected walking' to serious and strenuous mountain expeditions involving high levels of exposure and commitment.
All the via ferratas described are great, but don't tackle something too hard too quickly.
Key to Diagrams
How to use this Guide
When to Go
Travel to the Dolomites
Map Availability and Place Names
What to Wear?
Accidents and Mountain Rescue
ROUTES AND BASES
Valle di Primiero and San Martino di Castrozza
Bassano del Grappa
Riva, Lake Garda
APPENDIX 1: Glossary of Mountain Terms
APPENDIX 2: Index of Routes in Grade Order
APPENDIX 3: Index of Routes by Mountain Group
APPENDIX 4: Mountain Rescue
APPENDIX 5: Useful Addresses
APPENDIX 6: Bibliography