Saturday, July 28
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Next, we hiked up a deep, high-walled valley (more canyon than valley) to
the start of the next ferrata - the Oliva Detassis route. The route
climbed from the scree at the head of the valley to the 'spine' of the
Brenta Massif (i.e. the main north-south ridgeline of the main Brenta
Group), where it intersected the Via delle Bocchette.
The route was essentially a series of ladders, one after the other. Some
were quite steep, perhaps directly vertical, and others were more laid
back. There was absolutely nothing overtly technical about this route -
it was just a lot of quite exposed ladder climbing. Scenery-wise,
though, it was excellent. The views back down into the gorge-like valley
The Oliva Detassis ferrata ended at a 'ferrata junction'. These are like
trail junctions, except instead of a junction of paths, it is a junction
of wires. In this case, it is the junction with the Via delle Bocchette.
We had intersected the Via delle Bocchette Alte section, and we would
follow this route north.
(If you'd like to read more about the Oliva Detassis route, please click here
to go to my dedicated Via Ferrata page's route description.)