This panoramic via ferrata is not particularly difficult and runs along the mountainside to connect Rifugio Tuckett and Rifugio Pedrotti. The trail runs along the east face at the base of the cliff faces of the Sfulmini range in the central section of the Brenta group.
Running parallel to the Bocchette route but at a lower altitude, this itinerary provides an opportunity to discover some of the more secluded, alluring corners of Brenta, such as Busa degli Sfulmini and Busa degli Armi. The trail runs along scree slopes and glacial drift connected by narrow, partially equipped ledges beneath Cima Baratieri and Punta Iolanda.The trail may be used for the return trip to Rifugio Pedrotti from Bocchette Centrali and Bocchette Alte and on to Bocca del Tuckett.
Outlets: none. Warning: this itinerary is very long and physically demanding and requires stable weather conditions.
Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
Tips and hints
To get to Rifugio Tuckett:
- from Vallesinella, which you can get to by taking trail no. 317 from the south of Madonna di Campiglio (approx. 2 hours);
- from Grostè Pass along the easy-to-intermediate trail no. 316 (approx. 1.5 hrs), which you can reach by way of the Grostè gondola lift. From here to Bocca di Tuckett and to the start of the via ferrata.
You can do the Osvaldo Orsi via ferrata in the opposite direction by starting from Rifugio Tosa Pedrotti, which can be reached on foot from Vallesinella in about 3-4 hours.
Ample paid parking is available in Vallesinella, although access is restricted (check summer schedule and pricing online).
Ample paid parking is also available at the base of the Grostè gondola lift.
Book recommendation by the author
Recommended maps for this region:
- technical mountain clothing
- hiking boots with Vibram or similar sole
- via ferrata gear
- pickaxe and crampons (when necessary)
- a length of rope (recommended)
Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas
- Via ferrata set
- Climbing harness
- Climbing helmet
- Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
- Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
- Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.