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Brian and Dolomites
Brian poses in front of the rugged Sorapis (I think) range. [enlarge]
Rif. Lorenzi from above
An eagle's eye view of the Rifugio G. Lorenzi and the top lift station. Taken from near the summit of the Mezzo Cima of the Cristallo. (Middle summit) [enlarge]
Rif. Lorenzi from above
An eagle's eye view of the Rifugio G. Lorenzi from near the summit of the Mezzo Cima of the Cristallo. (Middle summit) [enlarge]
Rif. Lorenzi from above
An eagle's eye view of the Rifugio G. Lorenzi and the top lift station. Taken from near the summit of the Mezzo Cima of the Cristallo. (Middle summit) [enlarge]
Cliffhanger Bridge
An excellent view of the long suspension bridge on the ferrata Ivano-Dibona. This bridge was used in the movie 'cliffhanger' [enlarge]
Descent to the hut
A climber descends back down to the start of the ferrata, which can be seen far in the background (on the deck of the Rifugio G. Lorenzi far below). [enlarge]
Bridge and Peak
A view of the Ivano-Dibona suspension bridge and a grand Dolomitic peak in the background. [enlarge]
Climbers on bridge
Climbers on the Ivano-Dibona ferrata's suspension bridge. [enlarge]
Rifugio G. Lorenzi
The quaint and commodious Rifugio G. Lorenzi, from which the Cristallo Ferrata starts. [enlarge]
Andrew and Brian on bridge
Andrew and Brian on the Ivano-Dibona Ferrata's long suspension bridge. [enlarge]
courtesy BConnell
Window on the World
A view out one of the wartime emplacements on the Ivano-Dibona ferrata, not far from the Rifugio G. Lorenzi. [enlarge]
courtesy BConnell
Square and Round
A contrast between the rocky opening and square-ish opening at a wartime emplacement, Ivano-Dibona ferrata. [enlarge]
courtesy BConnell
Dolomite frames Dolomite
A beautiful dolomite peak is framed by a lookout hole on the Ivano-Dibona ferrata. [enlarge]
courtesy BConnell
Top station signs
Route signs posted on the top lift station on the Cristallo. [enlarge]
Catching a return ride
A view looking back up as we descend back down from the Cristallo Ferrata. [enlarge]
Annotated Topo Map : Middle Cristallo
This is an annotated topographic map of our climb up the Middle Cristallo. Our actual GPS track is shown on the map by a blue line. Note the two chairlift sections that get you up to the rifugio Lorenzi and the start of the climb. [enlarge]
Interactive trackmap with photo points - Cristallo Ferrata - click map to view
Chairlift Up
(Track color: )
Start Time: 10:35AM
End Time: 11:18AM
Duration: 0h42m
Distance: 3.85 km (2.39 mi)
Average Speed: 5.5 km/hr (3.4 mph)
Start Elevation: 5517ft (1681m) *
Max Elevation: 9465ft (2885m) *
Min Elevation: 5517ft (1681m) *
End Elevation: 9465ft (2885m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 3344ft (1019m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 0ft (0m) *
 
 
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
Climb Data - Cristallo - VF Marino Bianchi
(Track color: )
Start Time: 12:01PM
End Time: 3:26PM
Duration: 3h24m
Distance: 1.48 km (0.92 mi)
Average Speed: 0.4 km/hr (0.3 mph)
Start Elevation: 9655ft (2943m) *
Max Elevation: 10345ft (3153m) *
Min Elevation: 9650ft (2941m) *
End Elevation: 9667ft (2947m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 650ft (198m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 616ft (188m) *
 
 
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
Short Walk to Ivano Dibona Main Bridge
(Track color: )
Start Time: 3:27PM
End Time: 4:07PM
Duration: 0h39m
Distance: 0.4 km (0.25 mi)
Average Speed: 0.6 km/hr (0.4 mph)
Start Elevation: 9659ft (2944m) *
Max Elevation: 9767ft (2977m) *
Min Elevation: 9618ft (2932m) *
End Elevation: 9618ft (2932m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 81ft (25m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 49ft (15m) *
 
 
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
Chairlift Down
(Track color: )
Start Time: 4:07PM
End Time: 4:43PM
Duration: 0h35m
Distance: 3.89 km (2.42 mi)
Average Speed: 6.7 km/hr (4.1 mph)
Start Elevation: 9620ft (2932m) *
Max Elevation: 9625ft (2934m) *
Min Elevation: 5745ft (1751m) *
End Elevation: 5745ft (1751m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 0ft (0m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 3242ft (988m) *
 
 
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
Elevation profile over distance
This is a GPS-derived elevation profile of our climb up the Middle Cristallo, over distance. The ferrata portion is shown in blue. [enlarge]

This is a GPS-derived elevation profile of our climb up the Middle Cristallo, over time. The ferrata portion is shown in blue. [enlarge]
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