Snowshoes excursion in the Dolomites on Mount Pore

Reaching the summit always gives a feeling of great satisfaction. Monte Pore at 2405 meters is the perfect peak for a challenging snowshoes excursion in the Dolomites.

Monte Pore, shaped like a large cone made of volcanic rock where in olden times iron was mined, is like an Ecuadorian volcano; it is located near Col di Lana, morphologically its twin brother, but less devastated by the fierce fighting during World War I. Col di Lana was indeed the scene of heavy battles during the Great War, with about 8000 casualties on the field, mostly infantry men, hence its nickname “Blood Hill”.

Information on the snowshoes excursion in the Dolomites on Monte Pore

From Cortina, we drive along the road leading to Passo Giau. We cross the pass and drive down to the start of the Fedare chairlift where we leave our car.

The itinerary for the snowshoes excursion in the Dolomites to Mount Pore starts on a trail passing by a few nice and typical chalets leading to a little church. Along gentle slopes we reach a long ridge taking us to the foot of Mount Pore.

The itinerary on snowshoes continues along the northeastern ridge, careful not to lean too much towards the southern vertical face, where dangerous snow crests can be found.

When we reach the top with its big cross, we can admire a view at 360 degrees encompassing all the Dolomites.

The return trail for this excursion on snowshoes to Monte Pore follows the upward trail in reverse.

Technical data on the snowshoes excursion in the Dolomites to Mount Pore.

  • Reference: Nuvolau
  • Support Point: Fedare Lodge
  • Exposure: East-North-East
  • Level of difficulty: High (we suggest bringing crampons)
  • Elevation Gain:420 meters
  • Total time for the excursion : 4/5 hours


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