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the Campanile Basso
this tower is the Campanile Basso, popular with rock climbers. In fact, there are many parties climbing the tower today. [enlarge]
Crossing the divide
The ferrata crosses from the east side of the towers to the west side through this narrow gap. [enlarge]
Ambling along
Jenn and Brian inch along narrow ledges past the Campanile Basso. [enlarge]
Mountain Donations?
A curious little religious donation box along the ferrata. [enlarge]
Climbers on the Campanile
Climbers on the Campanile Basso. [enlarge]
Climbers Zoomed in
Climbers (Zoomed view) on the Campanile Basso. [enlarge]
Climbers on the Campanile
More climbers on the Campanile Basso. [enlarge]
Climbers on the Campanile
More climbers on the Campanile Basso. [enlarge]
Still vertical and exposed
Jenn and Brian round one of the final protected and very exposed corners on our ferrata route for the day. [enlarge]
No more glacier here
Even though it is marked on the map, there is really no more glacier at all in this particular gap (the Bocca di Brenta) [enlarge]
Final plaque
The plaque marking the end of the ferrata section (of this section of the Via delle Bochette) [enlarge]
Final ladder
The final ladder leading down to hiking terrain. [enlarge]
Warning for the other direction
The ferrata safety / warning sign at this end of the ferrata. [enlarge]
Descending old snow
Brian and Jenn descend an old snowfield after finishing the ferrata. The end of the ferrata is on the wall to the left. [enlarge]
Lower tower from below
The Campanile Basso, as seen from down in the valley bottom. [enlarge]
Descent Valley
Looking down the valley that we will use to descend back to the rifugio Brentei. [enlarge]
Jenn on trail back to rifugio
Jenn hikes along the trail (#318) back to the rifugio Brentei. [enlarge]
Trouble on the campanile?
We observe a rescue helicopter head straight for the Campanile Basso. Some climbers in trouble maybe? [enlarge]
Mountain Rescue
A search and rescue helicopter carries climbers off of the Campanile Basso. [enlarge]
Mission Accomplished
Having rescued a group off of the Campanile Basso, the rescue helicopter heads home. [enlarge]
Upper Brenta Valley
Looking back up the Upper Brenta Valley from the Rifugio Brentei. You can see the Campanile Basso poking out through the clouds on the left. [enlarge]
Tired but successful
Jenn and Brian back at the parking lot at Vallesinella after a long day of ferrata-ing in the Brenta. [enlarge]
Celebration at campsite
Andrew, Gottfried and Brian celebrate the successful completion of our mountain journeying. [enlarge]
Annotated Topo Map: via delle Bochette
This is a topographic map of the area in which we hiked and climbed in the Brenta, including the central part of the Via delle Bocchette. Our route is marked by a GPS-derived tracklog, which is overlain on the map in blue. [enlarge]
Interactive trackmap with photo points - Brenta Dolomites - click map to view
Climb Data - Brenta, day 1
Start Time: 11:47AM
End Time: 2:16PM
Duration: 2h28m
Distance: 5.11 km (3.17 mi)
Average Speed: 2.1 km/hr (1.3 mph)
Start Elevation: 4993ft (1522m) *
Max Elevation: 7144ft (2178m) *
Min Elevation: 4970ft (1515m) *
End Elevation: 7139ft (2176m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 2142ft (653m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 0ft (0m) *
 
 
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
Climb Data - Brenta, day 2
Start Time: 6:58AM
End Time: 3:20PM
Duration: 8h22m
Distance: 12.83 km (7.97 mi)
Average Speed: 1.5 km/hr (1.0 mph)
Start Elevation: 7141ft (2177m) *
Max Elevation: 9147ft (2788m) *
Min Elevation: 5059ft (1542m) *
End Elevation: 5075ft (1547m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 1936ft (590m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 4027ft (1227m) *
 
 
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
Elevation profile over distance
This is a GPS-derived elevation profile of our climb in the Brenta, graphed over distance. We climbed over a two-day period. The actual ferrata portion of the climb is marked in blue. [enlarge]
Elevation profile over time
This is a GPS-derived elevation profile of our climb in the Brenta, graphed over time. We climbed over a two-day period. The actual ferrata portion of the climb is marked in blue. [enlarge]
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