GUIDED ACTIVITIES every Thursday 9:30 - 12:30 (from 17/06/2021 to 16/09/2021)
Departure at 09.30 from Ciampedie.
Arrival at 12:30 at the Vajolet and stop for lunch (optional packed lunch or at the two refuges "Vajolet" and "Preuss").
Crossing the "forest path" we head towards the Vajolet and immerse ourselves in the legends and the process that the centuries have shaped these mountains.
Once at Gardeccia, we will continue in the footsteps of one of the most famous Italian mountaineers, Tita Piaz, who in the summer of 1898, not yet twenty years old, entered the history of mountaineering with the solitary ascent of the Winkler Tower on the Rosengarten. The fame of this feat crossed national borders. In 1903 Tita married Marietta Rizzi, daughter of the manager of the Vajolet refuge. He often worked as a mountain guide, also accompanying famous people, including, in the early twentieth century, King Albert I of Belgium. He opened about fifty new routes, including 32 in the mountains of the Val di Fassa, 16 in the eastern Dolomites and two in the Kaisergebirge group (Austrian Tyrol).
Tita Piaz was the main promoter of the construction, in 1933, of the King Albert Refuge, located at an altitude of 2,621 m. at the base of the Vajolet Towers.
In 1947, he climbed for the last time the Winkler tower, the most beloved of the Vajolet towers in the Catinaccio group: fifty years had passed since that distant 1897 when, not yet twenty years old, he had reached the summit for the first time. He died on August 6, 1948 due to a trivial bicycle crash.
Free activities with guide.
All activities take place at Ciampedie, which can be reached by cable car from Vigo di Fassa or by chairlift from Pera di Fassa.
Lifts for a fee.
We recommend appropriate clothing and footwear.