Experiencing the mountains

A popular destination for mountain lovers. The access roads to the Punta Penia Cabin Rifugio are:

From the glacier (read more)

Starting from the Castiglioni Marmolada Rifugio at Passo Fedaia, you go up to the beginning of the glacier and then cross it through crevices and rocks. The experience is thrilling, thanks both to the magnificent summits that you can observe during the ascent and to the glacial environment that can still be appreciated today. When you reach the peak you are presented with a beautiful balcony with a view that stretches out to the sea.

West ridge ferrata (read more)

As an alternative to the trail through the glacier there is the ferrata of the western ridge, which goes to the Marmolada mountain pass before ascending up to the summit. The circular route is certainly the most popular. From the lush larches and Swiss pines of the pass, you arrive at the Ciamorcià area with its mountain pines and alpine meadows, and as you go up these give way to pioneer vegetation, scree and periglacial rocks. You will then find the Giant’s Kettles, dug out by the melt water of the glacier, and a suggestive canyon, all that remains of an ancient volcanic vein that cut into the limestone;

From Val Contrin or Val Ombretta (read more)

Go up to the Marmolada mountain pass and then take the ferrata along the Northwest Ridge where you’ll find galleries and remnants of the First World War at an altitude of 3000 m;

Climbing routes on the south face (read more)

For more experienced mountaineers there are several climbing routes on the south face, “the silver wall”, that bring you near the rifugio, including the Tomasson way, which takes its name from the intrepid English climber who first climbed the face in 1904 together with the guides; the Soldà way, the legendary Micheluzzi way, the AlexAnna and the Larcher Vigiani.

Hiking with the guide (read more)

EXCURSIONS ON MARMOLADA GLACIER with the Alpine Val di Fassa Guides – SUMMER 2020

Departure from Castiglioni Refuge we will start our climb on the glacier through the Normal Route or through the West Ridge Via Ferrata to reach Punta Penia. Here we will have the opportunity to spend the night at Capanna Punta Penia, the highest refuge of the Dolomites 3342m, to enjoy the sunset and a breathtaking sunrise!

Meeting point: 8.30 am or 11 am at Rif. Castiglioni. Expected return: 11.30 am the following day. Altitude gap: 1300m gain (first day), 1300m loss (second day). Normal route price: 300 € per person with 2 people, 200€ per person with 3-4 people. West Ridge price: 310 € per person with 2 people, 210€ per person with 3-4 people. The prices include Mountain Guide UIAGM, equipment (crampons, ice-axes,helmet, via ferrata kit), overnight stay with half board service at the Capanna Punta Penia refuge. Notes: Trekking clothes and boots, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. Difficulty level: DIFFICULT - ADULTS

For those who prefer, there is also the possibility to overnight at Castiglioni refuge the evening before the excursion, in order to be already at Passo Fedaia early in the morning.

2. NORMAL ROUTE OR VIA FERRATA WEST RIDGE IN ONE DAY Departure from Castiglioni Refuge at 6.00 am. We will start the ascent, we will put on the crampons and continue through the glacier on the Normal route. Alternatively traverse towards Forcella Marmolada and climb along the Via Ferrata West Ridge. The summit will offer a 360° panorama over the val di Fassa Dolomites and beyond. Lunch break at the Punta Penia refuge and return through the Normal route. Price: ​ Normal route 110€ per person (min. 3 people), West Ridge Via Ferrata 120€ (min. 3 people). Price with 2 people: 150€ per person. Private guide 1 person 300€. This excursion requires excellent physical preparation. Altitude gap: 1300m (altitude gain) 1300m (altitude loss). Notes: Trekking clothes and boots, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. Difficulty level: VERY DIFFICULT - ADULTS
There is the possibility to stay overnight at the refuge Castiglioni both the evening before the excursion (to be already at the Passo Fedaia early in the morning) and the evening after the excursion. Extra cost for accommodation with half board service: € 54 per person per night.

Departure from Alba di Canazei in the late afternoon to reach the Contrin refuge where you will spend the night. In the morning departure at dawn to tackle the climbing route that goes up to Punta Penia. Great itinerary climbed on July 1st 1901 by Beatrice Tomasson with the guides Michele Bettega and Bortolo Zagonel. Overnight stay at Capanna Punta Penia refuge and we will return to the valley the next day through the via ferrata. Price: € 550 for 1 person, € 700 with 2 people. Overnight stay with half board service at Capanna Penia refuge € 54 per person.

On the roof of the Dolomites you can experience things that you wouldn’t in the valley!

Sleeping at 3300 metres above sea level gives you the possibility to acclimatise if your goal is to train your body to climb even higher peaks.

Fans of landscape photography must not miss out on the intense colours of the sunrise and sunset that pulse through the sky before their eyes without obstacles.

In the Cabin amateur radio enthusiasts can contact areas across Europe up to Scandinavia without radio links.

Mountain safety

Here at the top of the Marmolada, at an altitude of 3343 m, life is different than in the valley. Before the ascent make sure that you have good equipment. Call us for any further information, we will be happy to give you all the necessary details. Be sure to bring everything you brought with you back down in your backpack so as to make sue that the mountains remain a beautiful memory for everyone.


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