Ferrata Marino Bianchi to Cima di Mezzo Mount Cristallo

This via ferrata is relatively easy, with a short but enjoyable path along the ridge that leads from Forcella Staunies to the peak Cima del Cristallo di Mezzo.

Hiking on ledges and pinnacles, it is possible to enjoy an amazing view of the majestic Mount Cristallo (3221 metres) and the pinnacle of Monte Piz Popena (3152 metres). You will also see a little, peculiar dolomitic glacier below these main peaks and on the background, northwards, the imposing Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Sexten Dolomites and the perennial glaciers on the Austrian Alps.

Information about the Via Ferrata Marino Bianchi to Cima di Mezzo

The starting point of the Via Ferrata Marino Bianchi is the terrace of the hut Rifugio Lorenzi (3000 metres a.s.l.), from where the ferrata steel cable begins and you will have to face the technically challenging first pitch.

The itinerary, easily reachable by taking the Cristallo cable car, follows a series of crests and vertical iron ladders to reach the summit of Cima di Mezzo (3154 metres).

The return path goes along a ledge that rejoins the ascent trail, that will led you back to the starting point.

The time required to complete the via ferrata ascent is two hours and a half, while the whole excursion duration time is four-five hours.

The mountain huts along the path and nearby providing facilities and food are the following:

  • Rifugio Rio Gere
  • Rifugio Son Forca
  • Rifugio Lorenzi

To view and book the scheduled dates of the via ferrata group excursions consult our program, go to: Via Ferrata Group Excursions in Cortina

Ferrata Marino Bianchi to Cima di Mezzo Mount Cristallo


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