If you are staying at Rifugio Scotoni instead of Rifugio Lagazuoi, follow this route. Today is a long day but can be shortened by taking an alternative route, and/or taking the chair lift to Rifugio Scoiattoli. Please see your route notes for more information.
Rest stopsRifugio Averau
Some of the path is on rocky steps; be careful as these may be slippery, especially when wet.
There are some exposed edges; be sure to read instructions carefully, stick to the main path, and don’t wander close to the edge. Use handrails where provided.
In early spring/summer there may still be patches of snow. Walk around where it is possible, and otherwise place your feet carefully and use walking poles if you have them.
This route is above 2,500 metres so bear in mind you may feel a shortness of breath and additional muscle fatigue associated with the altitude.
Tips and hints
Cable Car from Lagazuoi to Passo Falzareggo
Please see the notes for the previous day regarding the cable car from Lagazuoi down to Passo Falzarego (Day 4 standard route)
Chairlift from Rif. Bain de Dones to Rif. Scoiattoli
See timetable at http://www.dolomiti.org/dengl/Cortina/laga5torri/info/impianti.html Operates from beginning June to end September
Tel: +39 (0) 436 4010
Departs very regularly, first run departs at 09:00, last run (uphill and downhill) departs 17:00
Such is the way of Alpine hiking that you need to be prepared for all seasons and weathers; sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required, as is plenty of sun cream and a healthy respect for the sun.
Walking poles will be a big advantage on some of these ascents and descents.
Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.
This walk is isolated with few opportunities to buy food or water so be sure to bring enough with you.
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