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wires and wildflowers
An arc of the via ferrata delle trincee around some delicate mountain wildflowers. [enlarge]
The continuation
The sign marking the direction to the continuation of the via ferrata delle trincee (after the first hard section and bridge) [enlarge]
Brian finishing steeply
Brian finishes the steep section at the end of the first section of the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
End of first steep section
Brian and Jenn finish the steep section at the end of the first section of the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
Wartime structures
World War I structures along the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
courtesy BConnell
Andrew and Jenn and Ruins
Andrew and Jenn pose beside some WWI ruins on the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
Rugged Ridge
A view back along the rugged ridge that is traversed by the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
Brian and airy corner
Brian stops at an airy corner along the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
Jenn descends steep step
Jenn descends another steep step, this time at the end of the middle section of the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
Intermediate trail
This is a view along the intermediate trail connecting the middle and last parts of the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
The Sella Group
A view of the broad sella group of dolomites, from the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
Sign pointing to last section
A trail sign pointing to the last section of the via ferrata delle trincee (last when the ferrata is done from west to east) [enlarge]
courtesy BConnell
Sage Sheep
Two sheep peer down at us from a crag above. [enlarge]
WWI tunnel
One of the many entrances to the tunnels and galleries on the last section of the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
Continuing inside
A view of the ferrata winding its way into one of the wartime galleries. [enlarge]
Hewn out of rock
A view along one of the wartime tunnels dug by the troops of the time. [enlarge]
Brian and Jenn in the dark
Brian and Jenn explore the maze of tunnels along the via ferrata delle trincee [enlarge]
Back in daylight
Brian emerges from one of the tunnel sections on the via ferrata delle trincee [enlarge]
Last section of climbing
Jenn climbs the last major external section of climbing on the via ferrata delle trincee (heading west to east). The final major gallery section is reached along this section. [enlarge]
Jenn enters biggest galleries
A shot of Jenn entering the largest of the wartime tunnels on the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
Stairs in the Dark
The largest gallery section contains a long staircase leading up into the mountain. [enlarge]
Porthole into the valley
One of the wartime observation or shooting posts along the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
Curves in Caves
A nicely carved spiral staircase in the via ferrata delle trincee galleries. [enlarge]
View of Punta Serauta
An exposed tunnel viewpoint, looking across to the Punta Serauta on the Marmolata. [enlarge]
Jenn finishes Ferrata
Jenn exits the large galleries and finishes the Via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
Bivacco Ernesto Bontadini
Brian examines the tidy and well-built bivacco Ernesto Bontadini, which is located just past the east end of the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
Inside Bivacco
Brian examines the tidy and well-built interior of the bivacco Ernesto Bontadini. [enlarge]
Twisties leading to Pso. Fedaia
The excellent twisties leading up to (or down from, depending on your viewpoint) the Passo di Fedaia. [enlarge]
Brian finishes it off
Brian hikes to the end of the loop circuit of the Via Ferrata delle Trincee. Good job, Brian! [enlarge]
Annotated Top Map, ferrata delle trincee
This is a GPS-dervied annotated topographic map of our climb along the Via Ferrata delle trincee. The red line denotes our actual route, as captured by my GPS. [enlarge]
Interactive trackmap with photo points - Ferrata delle Trincee - click map to view
Climb Data - VF Delle Trincee
Start Time: 7:54AM
End Time: 3:13PM
Duration: 7h19m
Distance: 8.96 km (5.57 mi)
Average Speed: 1.2 km/hr (0.8 mph)
Start Elevation: 6736ft (2053m) *
Max Elevation: 8914ft (2717m) *
Min Elevation: 6736ft (2053m) *
End Elevation: 6830ft (2082m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 2232ft (680m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 2084ft (635m) *
 
 
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
Ferrata delle Trincee, Elevation Profiles
These are GPS-derived elevation profiles, over time and distance, of our climb along the via ferrata delle trincee. [enlarge]
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