The Marmolada is known as the "Queen of the Dolomites". This majestic mountain is 3343 metre high and on its summit there is the only large glacier of the Dolomites.
The two sides of the mountain are quite different from one another: the south face has sheer, vertical cliff faces of grey limestone, crossed by the renowned climbing routes that are part of the history of mountaineering, while on the north, relatively flat face there is the Marmolada glacier.
The itinerary on the Cresta Ovest (western ridge) of Marmolada is a unique path which combines the challenges of the ordinary via ferratas with the hardships of the high-altitude mountain environment. It is the onlyhigh-altitude equipped climbing route in the whole Dolomites range, and the only via ferrata that passes a glacier, snowy terrain and crevasses.