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Rifugio Croda di Lago Palmieri to Rifugio Coldai

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Walk from Rifugio Croda di Lago Palmieri to Rifugio Coldai on scree slopes and through green pastures.  
difficult
Distance 15 km
5:30 h
1,034 m
955 m

Keep watch for scampering salamander as you walk through patches of scree and grass on route 434 to Forcella Ambrizzola (2277 m). Follow routes 458 then 467 to Rif Citta di Fiume - in contrast to the high alpine slopes, the AV1 follows route 472 across lush pastures and scree paths to Rifugio Passo Staulanza (1783 m). We can confirm the rumours that it serves some of the best hot chocolate in the Dolomites!

There is a short section of road walking (this is not particularly busy with traffic but please take care) until you turn off onto route 568. Follow route 561, to pass a small farm café/restaurant (Pioda) before a steep climb into the meadows. Ascend on route 556 with views to Monte Pelmo (316 8m), and climb a steep zigzag path to Rifugio Coldai (2132 m).

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: February 21, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,270 m
Lowest point
1,500 m
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Tips and hints

This route appears in the following itineraries:

WITDOLREL

WITDOLCLA

Start

Rifugio Croda di Lago (2,039 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.486471, 12.105662
DMS
46°29'11.3"N 12°06'20.4"E
UTM
33T 277861 5152170
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Destination

Rifugio Coldai

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
46.486471, 12.105662
DMS
46°29'11.3"N 12°06'20.4"E
UTM
33T 277861 5152170
w3w 
///charge.primly.rigid
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

3.0
(1)
Peter Oldziey
September 16, 2021 · Community
The map and directions are not synchronized. We decided to follow the map which resulted in a lot of road walking, having to bushwack around an active tree cutting operation and largely making our own trail through very wet meadow. We always kept checking the map and were always on the red line. Hopefully this will be addressed soon
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Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:19:41 PM
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,034 m
Descent
955 m
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