The Oskar Schuster via ferrata is a fantastic equipped path in the range of Sassolungo. It is a demanding and thrilling climb through the couloirs of the north-east slope of Mount Sassopiatto. The Oskar Schuster via ferrata develops through the way that goes up to the summit of Mount Cima di Mezzo that was “opened” by Wilhelm Lohmueller and Oskar Schuster in 1896.

The environment in which the climb develops is among the most evocative in all the Dolomites and the view, both during the climb and from the summit, is the deserving reward for the effort lavished.

  • Dolomites, Sassopiatto
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the Oskar Schuster via ferrata to Sassopiatto

This scenic Oskar Schuster via ferrata stretches out through the north side of the mountain and it crosses a sequence of little couloirs alternating equipped stretches featuring wires and comfortable handholds and not equipped sections that could be rated as I° degree / I° degree superior. The technical issues in the non equipped stretches, though, do not feature extreme passages. The via ferrata features a 400 meters elevation gain, the whole excursion features a 800 meters elevation gain.

The Oskar Schuster via ferrata to the Sassopiatto does not have the usual metal plate indicating the starting point since it features several equipped stretches that partially cover the development of the climb. The path is equipped with a metal wire, some brackets, some rungs and a sturdy ladder that helps crossing a jump that, otherwise, would be rather hard. The most vertical stretch is equipped with a strong clamp. All in all the climb is pleasant, the handholds and the footholds are copious and very comfortable, there are no extremely demanding passages and the exposure is never extreme. The rock, then, almost always features comfortable steps.

The approach starts from Forcella Sassolungo (Rifugio Demetz), that is reachable with the cable car; after going down to Rifugio Vicenza we reach the attack of the Oskar Schuster via ferrata. The return takes place through a very beautiful dolomite itinerary that leads to Passo Sella through Rifugio Sassopiatto, Rifugio Pertini and Rifugio Friedrich-August.

Prices of the Oskar Schuster via ferrata

€ 330 - 1 person
€ 360 - 2 persons
€ 390 - 3 persons
€ 440 - 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Bidonvia Sassolungo
    Località Passo Sella, 2 - SS242
    39048 Selva di Val Gardena - BZ
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°30'33.9"N 11°45'25.6"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Climbing helmet
  • Via ferrata kit
  • Via ferrata boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for the Oskar Schuster via ferrata to Sassopiatto, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the Oskar Schuster via ferrata experience.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide and all the contact information.

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