Marmolada West Ridge Via Ferrata, Ferrata to Punta Penia

The Marmolada West Ridge via ferrata to Punta Penia is a very beautiful itinerary that leads to the highest peak of the Dolomites, at an elevation of 3343 meters. It stretches within a tough and majestic environment offering landscapes of peeress beauty. A long and demanding excursion yet not particularly hard as far as its technical issues are concerned.

The Marmolada West Ridge via ferrata experience, along the Marmolada Glacier, takes place in an alpine environment with snow, ice and crevasses.

  • Marmolada
  • 8 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the Marmolada West Ridge via ferrata

The Marmolada West Ridge via ferrata to Punta Penia does not feature extreme technical issues but it still offers a thrilling high mountain experience with engaging stretches on glacier. The climb of this equipped trail develops on steep, slippery ramps but it is always well secured, particularly in its most complex passages.

The path, along the Marmolada West Ridge, is optimally equipped with metal wires and brackets. It features a 450 meter elevation gain (1280 meters for the whole excursion).

The excursion starts from Passo Fedaia. The approach leads to the glacier Ghiacciaio del Vernel and to Forcella della Marmolada from where the hikers will reach the attack of the West Ridge via ferrata. The descent starts through the north ridge, partially iced, and it goes down through a rocky stretch equipped with metal wire all the way to glacier Ghiacciaio della Marmolada and back to the starting point.

It is possible to divide the climb in two days (600m first day and 700m second day) by staying overnight in the evening before the excursion to the Ghiaccio della Marmolada refuge.

In this case, on the morning of the excursion, the guide will meet you directly at the Ghiaccio della Marmolada refuge. Excursion departure: 8.30 am.

Prices of Marmolada West Ridge via ferrata to Punta Penia

€ 420 - 1 person
€ 490 - 2 persons
€ 540 - 3 persons
€ 600 - 4 persons

The maximum number of participants will depend on the conditions of the itinerary.

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Passo Fedaia - Marmolada
    32020 Rocca Pietore - BL
  • Meeting time to be defined with the guide
  • Geographic coordinates 46°27'12.8"N 11°53'20.3"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Crampons
  • 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.
  • Price not includes The price does not include: overnight in a refuge, lunches and dinners, tickets, drinks, travel and accommodation expenses, taxi, rental of equipment.
  • 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 Marmolada West Ridge via ferrata to Punta Penia, along the West Ridge, 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 Marmolada West Ridge 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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