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Alta Via 1 - Day 3 - Rifugio Fanes to Rifugio Lagazuoi

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8.7 mile 14.1 kilometer point to point
76% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 3,630' 1,106 m
Descent: -1,635' -498 m
High: 8,807' 2,684 m
Low: 6,763' 2,061 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 198% (63°)

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Trail shared by Mario Dominguez

Rifugio Fanes to Refugio Lagazuoi via Passo Tadega and Forcella del Lago - an undulating day with spectacular views.

Mario Dominguez

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Overview

A laidback stroll along former military roads and across undulating stony pasture uplands becomes, little by little, more enthralling as all manner of Dolomites are approached. The Forcella del Lago marks Alta Via 1's entry into the dramatic and breathtaking Cortina Dolomites (not that it's been too bad thus far!). A steep gully is navigated on a much-improved path. A tiring climb concludes at Rifugio Lagazuoi and, yes, is worth all the effort as this is an unrivaled vantage point when the weather is clear.

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From Rifugio Fanes, continue along the Alta Via 1 Trail 11 passing shimmering Lago di Limo (2,157 meters). As you ascend the slopes of the Fanes group, pause to admire the views to the southern mountain ranges and Marmolada. Crossing the grassy bowl of the Passo Tagéda, take the Trail 20B and climb the slopes of Forcella del Lago/Lechi* (2,486 meters). There is a steep descent on a path through scree to Lago Lagazoi (2,182 meters).

From Lago Lagazuoi, ascend on a zig-zag path (turning onto Dolomiti 401 - Rifugio Lagazuoi) to the rifugio that lies at 2,752 meters. Here in the Parco Naturale delle Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, you'll see remnants of the Austrian-Italian World War I front line. On the final ascent up to the rifugio, stop at the open-air 'Museo all'aparto della Grande Guerra' with its interpretation boards.

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Fanes initial climb -- 6 a.m.
Jul 24, 2019 near Badia, IT
creek near Malga fanes
Jul 30, 2018 near Badia, IT
Forcella del Lago from the bottom.
Jul 24, 2019 near Corvara…, IT
Forcella del Lago climb.
Jul 24, 2019 near Corvara…, IT
Forcella del lago step descent.
Jul 24, 2019 near Corvara…, IT
Rifugio Fanes
Jul 24, 2019 near Badia, IT

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