Fourth stage of the "Dolomiti di Brenta Trek" route, from Rifugio Tuckett to Rifugio ai Brentei.
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.
Safety informationFrom 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:
alpine guides Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo and Val Rendena
Hospitality, refuges and bivouacs:
Getting thereThe 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.
ParkingPay 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.
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Recommended maps for this region:
- technical mountain clothing
- mountain boots with Vibram sole or similar
If the route has equipped parts, brings with you:
- ferrata set
- ferrata gloves
- a piece of rope (suggested)
- ice-axe and crampons (where necessary)