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Via Delle Bochette: the ultimate via ferrata.

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Continuing our quest to climb the great spires of Urope this year we are climbing the beautiful, isolated Campilo Basso of the Brenta Dolomites.

The Brenta, the most southerly group of Dolomites, soar majestically to the north of Lake Garda, in an area renowned for its good food and wine, towering spires, turbulent rivers, blue lakes and ancient castles. The rock for the most part is steep, sound and generally endowed with good holds.

On this holiday our main objectives will be:

  • to climb the Fehrmann Corner, the most obvious classic line on the Campilo Basso;

  • traverse the Bochette Alte, perhaps the ultimate via ferrata.

Via Ferratas ('Iron Ways') are well- protected routes made of iron rods, steps and wire cables fastened to the rocks. These allow the adventurous walker into the domain of the climber and share the exposure and exhilaration of ascending and traversing the steep walks and spires of the Italian Dolomites.

We will introduce you to the specialist equipment required, teach you basic safety, rope and climbing techniques. Then we will guide you on some of the finest routes in the Brenta Dolomites.

You need no previous experience to enjoy this holiday.

For those not ready to take on the rock climbing then the via ferrata and high level paths linking the the huts give the opportunity to take in the stunning scenery and experience the awesome exposure and atmosphere of these great mountains.

We fly to northern Italy, pick up our hire car before driving to our base: Madonna di Campiglio, a lovely mountain resort.

The cable car will take us to the foot of our routes, and we will spend two or three nights in the well-appointed local mountain refuges.

Scheduled Holidays

Dolomites, Italy


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Go Higher holiday fee


Includes: 6 days instruction and guiding; 7 nights' comfortable self-catering accommodation; airport transfers; and local transport.


Not included, but arranged by us:


Kitty for food + dinners


We usually make up a kitty for packed lunches and breakfasts, and for dinner there are a variety of low cost restaurants offering excellent local food. Our accommodation has basic cooking facilities in which breakfast & simple meals may be prepared.


Not included and arranged by you:


Return flight


You need to book your own flight from the UK regional airport.


Travel Insurance


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Find out more about climbing and scrambling (including fitness requirements and what you need to provide).

If you'd like to know more about this holiday and/or Go Higher and our our services in general, please feel free to contact us at High Dyon Side.

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This page last updated: Friday, 5 January, 2007

Photo from 'The Dolomites', Orem Publishers, Trento, p85.