Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Via Ferrate Guided Walk

The breathtaking pinnacles of the Dolomites are well known to climbers around the world. During WWI, the Dolomite mountain range was the scene of heavy fighting and became an almost continuous front throughout the war, from Cortina d'Ampezzo in the west to the Predil Pass in the east. Making full use of their elite Alpine mountain troops, the Italians had to fix iron ladders and wire cable to the rock to enable them to fight on the vertical walls. Today these Via Ferrate 'iron ways' have been turned into recreational climbs, allowing non-climbers to discover the mountains in safety and adding a new dimension to hiking the pristine alpine wilderness of the Dolomites. Daily climbs and walks are between 3 and 6 hours depending on the fitness of the group. Nights are spent in mountain hotels sampling the specialty foods of the region. Although no previous climbing experience is required, a high level of fitness and sense of adventure is essential.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Niederdorf or Toblach in the Hochpuster Valley and meet guide
DAY 2 Ascend path on the Paternkofel (2744m) then descend through the old war-tunnels to the Three Pinnacle Hut (4-5hrs)
DAY 3 Ascend Sextner Rotwand (4-5hrs)
DAY 4 To Fondo Savio Hut along the Merlone climbing path (4-5hrs)
DAY 5 Along Marino Bianchi-path to the summit of Cima di Mezzo (3154m) (6hrs)
DAY 6 Traverse the Strobel climbing path on the Punta Fiammes above Cortina (6hrs)
DAY 7 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

The guides for Via Ferrate were outstanding and made the trip so enjoyable.
I would recommend bringing you own harness if you have one.
As I left mine at home which is super comfortable and the hire ones, although good were not that comfortable.
The local guide lent me his spare one which was fantastic and much appreciated.
I really felt like the Via Ferrate guides were committed to ensuring we enjoyed the trip.

E and M Langridge Maylands, WA

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