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DBT Stage 4: Rifugio Tuckett - Rifugio ai Brentei

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    Photo: Enrico Veronese, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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Fourth stage of the "Dolomiti di Brenta Trek" route, from Rifugio Tuckett to Rifugio ai Brentei

moderate
4 km
2:00 h
238 m
318 m

Rifugio Maria e Alberto ai Brentei (2182 m), managed by the CAI of Monza, stands in a wide grassy space in the central part of Brenta and is in a strategic position for the classic vie ferrate of the Group. The grandeur of the environment surrounding the refuge is incomparable: the vertical walls of the Punte di Campiglio and Cima Mandron rise from the grassy expanse and behind is the frozen wall of Canalone Neri that joins Crozzon di Brenta to Cima Tosa.

For decades, after 1949, the refuge was managed by the great Trentino alpinist Bruno Detassis (1910–2008). This mountain guide and climber was very generous in giving advice and help to generations of alpinists who passed this refuge. Following the motto “seeking the easy in the difficult” he was the first to scale some of the most beautiful and difficult climbs in the Dolomites, such as the “Via delle Guide” on Crozzon di Brenta.

Author’s recommendation

Route  with an amazing view on the Dolomites and the Adamello-Presanella mountains. The exposed stretches of the path are well protected by safety cords (the ferrata equipment is not required), and the canal, often covered with snow, close to the Brentei refuge, is usually maintenanced by experts.
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Updated: August 02, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,244 m
Lowest point
2,019 m
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Safety information

From here to Malga Spora the DBT route is considered for expert hikers with equipment and presents many difficulties. The use of harness, helmet and crampons is essential.

Tips, hints and links

Here the updated information about the conditions of the route:

Hospitality, refuges and bivouacs:

Start

Rifugio Tuckett (2,244 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.192307, 10.882247
DMS
46°11'32.3"N 10°52'56.1"E
UTM
32T 645240 5117136
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Destination

Rifugio ai Brentei

Turn-by-turn directions

From Rifugio Tuckett you follow the downhill path SAT 328 (E) that reaches Sella del Fridolin (2143 m) where you cross the path Bogani SAT 318 (E) that comes from Rifugio Casinei. You follow this path in direction Rifugio Brentei following the orographic right side of Val Brenta. The path runs along the short Galleria Bogani tunnel and reaches Rifugio Maria e Alberto ai Brentei. Walking time Rifugio Tuckett – Rifugio Brentei: 1:30 hour.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

In summer shuttle bus from the centre of Madonna di Campiglio (Brenta Alta square) down to Campiglio south and Vallesinella (from June to September).

Getting there

The refuge can be reached from Madonna di Campiglio, Val Rendena. From the town, travel by car to Loc. Vallesinella and then proceed on foot following the SAT 317 trail to the refuge, a 1hr 45 minute walk away. In summer a shuttle bus service runs from Madonna di Campiglio to Loc. Vallesinella. The Tuckett Refuge can also be reached from Campo Carlo Magno, Val Rendena, by taking the Grostè cable car that leads to the Grostè Peak. From the top, follow the SAT 331 trail, with little difference in elevation, to the Tuckett Refuge a 1 ½ hour walk away.

Parking

Pay and display parking at the departure of the Spinale cableway (connection with the shuttle bus towards Vallesinella).If you want to departure from Vallesinella refuge: there is a big pay and display parking (availability until full and limited Park transports).If you want to departure from Grostè: there is a big pay and display parking at the departure of the Grostè cableway.

Coordinates

DD
46.192307, 10.882247
DMS
46°11'32.3"N 10°52'56.1"E
UTM
32T 645240 5117136
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Equipment

Necessary equipment 

  •  technical mountain clothing
  • mountain boots with Vibram sole or similar

 If the route has equipped parts, brings with you:

  • ferrata set
  • harness
  • helmet
  • ferrata gloves
  • a piece of rope (suggested)
  • ice-axe and crampons (where necessary)

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
238 m
Descent
318 m
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