Excursion on snowshoes to the Giau Fork

The excursion on snowshoes to the Giau Fork follows a magnificent far-reaching route, wide open and sunny.

The Giau Fork faces the Mondeval Plateau that opens to the imposing north faces of Mount Pelmo and Mount Civetta, and to the great rocky wall of the Lastoni di Formin to the left.

The Mondeval area is well known for its beautiful landscape as well as for the discovery of a skeleton dating back to 7,000 years ago, from the Mesolithic period. The remains of a pre-historic hunter can be visited at the Museum in Selva di Cadore.

Information on the excursion on snowshoes to the Giau Fork

From Cortina, we drive along the main road taking us to Giau Pass, up to the visible parking lot on the right.

The itinerary for the excursion on snowshoes to Giau Fork at first climbs gently in wide open spaces, continuing then along a long and steeper slope taking to the fork.

From the fork, we take two itineraries from the many available: one takes to a small but beautiful peak, climbing on the ridge on the right; the second, for well-trained individuals, continues along the valley towards Monte Pelmo, reaching the top of Mondeval, at an elevation of 2455 meters.

We return from the excursion on snowshoes to the Giau Fork following the faces of the Lastoni di Formin, zigzagging among large rocks at first and on to a beautiful forest of firs and larches.

Technical data for the excursion on snowshoes to the Giau Fork

  • Mountain Range: Croda da Lago
  • Level of difficulty: Medium-easy
  • Support Points: Giau Lodge – Pezzie de Paru Lodge
  • Exposure: West-South-East
  • Elevation gain to the first peak: 450 meters
  • Elevation gain to the second peak: 680 meters
  • Total time for the excursion to the first peak: 3 to 4 hours
  • Total time for the excursion to the second peak: 4 to 5 hours

Equipment

Contact us to book the excursion on snowshoes to the Giau Fork, a mountaineering 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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