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DBT variant stage 5 : Rifugio ai Brentei - Rifugio Pedrotti Tosa

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  • Rifugio Pedrotti
    / Rifugio Pedrotti
    Photo: Frizzera, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Rifugi Maria e Alberto ai Brentei
    Photo: Foto Trentino Marketing, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Rifugio Brentei, lungo il Dolomiti di Brenta Trek
    Photo: Foto Trentino Marketing, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Chiesetta al Rifugio Maria e Alberto ai Brentei
    Photo: Enrico Veronese, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Route towards Brentei refuge
    Photo: Lucaz, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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 Variant of the fifth stage of the "Dolomiti di Brenta Trek" route, from Rifugio ai Brentei to Rifugio Pedrotti Tosa.  

difficult
Distance 3.2 km
2:00 h
509 m
223 m

The total walking time from Rifugio Brentei to Rifugio Pedrotti Tosa via Rifugio XII Apostoli and Rifugio Agostini is 8.30 hours along paths graded EEA-MD, that is requiring climbing aids and therefore suitable for expert hikers equipped with harnesses, helmets and crampons. The following alternative route permits you to avoid the mountaineering paths and vie ferrate and to shorten the time it takes to go from Rifugio Brentei to Rifugio Pedrotti Tosa.

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Updated: August 02, 2020
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,610 m
Lowest point
2,161 m
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Safety information

Attention, before starting the trek check the glacier condition with either Rifugio Brentei or Rifugio XII Apostoli who will inform you about the equipment necesary to cross this small glacier!

Tips and hints

Here the updated information about the conditions of the route:

  • alpine guides Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo val Rendena and Paganella

Hospitality, refuges and bivouacs:

Start

Rifugio ai Brentei (2,161 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.175333, 10.876252
DMS
46°10'31.2"N 10°52'34.5"E
UTM
32T 644822 5115239
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Destination

Rifugio Pedrotti Tosa

Turn-by-turn directions

From Rifugio Brentei you climb the path waymarked SAT 318 (EE in the section Rifugio Brentei – Bocca di Brenta) also called the Brentei path, to reach the Bocca di Brenta (2552 m) passing at the foot of Campanil Basso and going across wide screes. The Bocca di Brenta is a small detrital rock saddle that links Val Brenta (Rifugio Brentei) with Vallone dei Massodi (Rifugio Tosa). It is the most important and frequented pass in the Brenta Group and it was traversed for the first time way back in 1864 by John Ball. From Bocca di Brenta the path descends rapidly to Rifugio Pedrotti (2487 m). Walking time Rifugio Brentei – Rifugio Pedrotti 1.10 hours. 

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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 Brentei Refuge can be reached from Madonna di Campiglio, Val Rendena.  From the town, travel by car to Loc. Vallesinella and then ascend on foot following the SAT 317 trail signs to the refuge, a 2 1/2 hour walk away. In summer a shuttle bus service runs from Madonna di Campiglio to Loc. Vallesinella.

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).

Coordinates

DD
46.175333, 10.876252
DMS
46°10'31.2"N 10°52'34.5"E
UTM
32T 644822 5115239
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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
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Distance
3.2 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
509 m
Descent
223 m
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