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DBT Stage 6: Rifugio XII Apostoli - Rifugio S. Agostini

Mountain tour · Terme di Comano-Dolomiti di Brenta
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  • Rifugio XII Apostoli
    / Rifugio XII Apostoli
    Photo: Paolo Viviani, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Chiesetta del Rifugio XII Apostoli
    Photo: Foto Apt Terme di Comano, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Rifugio Agostini
    Photo: Fusacchia, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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Sixth stage of the "Dolomiti di Brenta Trek" route, from Rifugio XII Apostoli to Rifugio Agostini

difficult
2.8 km
1:45 h
310 m
408 m

Rifugio Silvio Agostini (2405 m) lies in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Brenta Dolomites, Val d’Ambiez, which is narrow in the lower part, but gradually opens out into a lovely amphitheatre as you reach the refuge. The refuge is dedicated to Silvio Agostini, a mountain guide who fell from Campanile dei Brentei in 1936. From west to east the basin is framed by very steep dolomite walls, the most famous of which is Ambiez, tackled every year by hundreds of climbers.

The refuge, built by private individuals in 1937, passed to the S.A.T. in 1976. Now extended and rebuilt the new refuge was opened on 17 September 1995. Here you can admire the stupendous view to the south of the Giudicarie valleys and Lake Garda with Monte Baldo in the background.

There is a little church next to the refuge and above towers a huge solitary mass, evidence of the collapse in the late fifties of Torre Jandl, the peak that overhung the Vedretta d’Ambiez and the refuge.

Difficulty
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Landscape
Highest point
2,781 m
Lowest point
2,373 m
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Tips, hints and links

Here the updated information about the conditions of the route:

  • alpine guides Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo val Rendena and Terme di Comano

Hospitality, refuges and bivouacs:

Start

Rifugio XII Apostoli (2,471 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.150524, 10.847297
DMS
46°09'01.9"N 10°50'50.3"E
UTM
32T 642651 5112430
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Destination

Rifugio S. Agostini

Turn-by-turn directions

From Rifugio XII Apostoli you can climb on gravel field and cliffs fitted with some security fittings along the path SAT 321 (EEA – MD) to the Bocchetta dei Due Denti (2859 m) in 1,15 hours.

From Bocchetta dei Due Denti the way continues down the iron ladders of the famous Ferrata Castiglioni that requires the use of harnesses, ferrata kit and protective helmets. This very panoramic and exposed section, with sheer rocks overhanging the Conca della Val d’Ambiez, then crosses the screes to reach Rifugio Silvio Agostini (2405 m) at the foot of the famous Cima d’Ambiez (3103 m). Walking time beginning of Ferrata Castiglioni – Rifugio Silvio Agostini 1,15 hours.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

From the end of June to the beginning of September you can reach Doss del Sabion with the cablecar

Getting there

The Doss del Sabion cablecar is at 800 mt a.s.l., north of Pinzolo, along the main road SS239 towards Madonna di Campiglio.

Parking

Big free car park in Pinzolo, at the departure of the cablecar.

Coordinates

DD
46.150524, 10.847297
DMS
46°09'01.9"N 10°50'50.3"E
UTM
32T 642651 5112430
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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
difficult
Distance
2.8 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
310 m
Descent
408 m
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