Backcountry excursion in Cortina to the Rocchette

At 2496 meters, the Rocchetta di Prendera is the highest of the group of four peaks comprising the Rocchette Ridge, a border between the territories of Cortina d'Ampezzo and San Vito di Cadore.

The backcountry excursion to the Rocchette in Cortina, runs along wide pastures gently climbing up to the foot of the Ridge. To reach the cross on the summit you must tackle a steeper stretch, but with no relevant difficulty.

We suggest this backcountry excursion to those who want to spend a quiet and relaxing day, with no real or technical danger. It's ideal for those who are trying out ski mountaineering. The lodge offers great cuisine using local products.

Information on the backcountry excursion in Cortina to the Rocchette

From Cortina, we drive to Campo di Sotto, then climb along a road in the forest taking you to Croda da Lago. Just above Pianozes Lake, on the left we find a big parking lot where we leave the car. We reach Malga Federe at 1816 meters either by snowmobile or on foot if you are in good shape.

The itinerary of the backcountry excursion in Cortina to the Rocchette progresses towards the Hunter's Hut on Col Degiarenei, gently climbing up to the foot of the Rocchette rocks.

Once we reach the shoulder, we continue along a ridge up to the cross on the summit at 2496 meters.

There is no precise trail for the descent and we can walk down following the trail we ascended.

Technical data for the backcountry excursion to the Rocchette in Cortina d'Ampezzo

  • Reference: Croda Rossa
  • Support Point: Malga Federa
  • Exposure: North
  • Level of difficulty: easy
  • Total time for the excursion: about six hours from the parking lot

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Contact us to book your backcountry excursion in Cortina, a backcountry course or to require any further information

tel. +39 324 747 3939 – info@dolomitiskirock.com

Dolomiti SkiRock

Corso Italia, 14 - Cortina d’Ampezzo
Tel. +39 324 747 3939
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