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After couple weeks holidays on the beach with my family, by mid June I finally started my summer guiding season in the softest way. I guided a pleasant hiking trip on some beautiful trails between the Alpe di Siusi and the Sella group, with some fun rock climbing days with kids at the Cinque Torri, followed by some interesting via ferrata around the Dolomiti di Sesto and Marmolada. The via ferrata on Monte Paterno, together with the Sentiero della Pace and the Toblin Tower, they are a classic 2 day combo, suitable for beginners as well. Spending the night at Rifugio Pian di Cengia is the cherry on top of the cake, it’s very small but so cozy and comfortable, plus the cuisine and staff are just great.

The via ferrata on “Sentiero della Pace”, from Monte Paterno to Rifugio Pian di Cengia.

The via ferrata on Marmolada West Ridge is on my top 5 ferratas in the Dolomites, first because you get to climb to the tallest peak of the Dolomites, second you get to cross a glacier, which is a pretty unique experience in the Dolomites. The route is not technically demanding but requires a good fitness level.
The weather for the latter part of June had been pretty much unstable, so the Sella Towers were the perfect spot for climbing together with Joshua. In a small window of good weather in the morning, we managed to climb the Trenker Crack on the First Sella Tower (a great classic around grade IV with a short section of V pretty polished due to its popularity) followed by the nice Gluck diedrhal on the Second Tower.
On the next blogpost I will talk about my adventure during the Adidas Terrex event in the Dolomites. Stay tuned :)