Ferrata West Crest to Marmolada Loop

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Ferrata West Crest to Marmolada Loop is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near the city of Canazei that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and nature trips.

6.5 miles 4396 feet Loop


nature trips

rock climbing



This is one of the most popular via ferratas in Dolomites. The Italians call the ferrata also Cresta Ovest. It contains two parts with a glacier so it requires ice tools and a rope. The starting point is located by Laga di Fedaia (2053m), about 8 km east of the town Canazei, Italy. There are no difficulties from climbing point of view, it is an easy via ferrata. However, the presence of the glacier makes you take more equipment and heavier bag. This together with high altitude and lack of oxygen requires a good physical condition. Most people buy a return ticket for a gondola lift from Lago di Fedaia to Rif Fiacconi (2626m), which is actually the true starting point. You will need about 6 hours of walking time to get back to the top of the lift station. You will have no problems with the orientation, because the ferrata is very popular, even in September you will go in crowd of ferratists.

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