Via ferrata Costantini
- Difficulty: very difficult, long, strenuous
- Precision time: 9-10 h A/R
The via ferrata Costantini on the mount Moiazza, is named the “Super-ferrata of the Dolomites” for its length and complexity. The first section, exposed to the west, is chilly during the first hours of the morning. Ferrata Costantini requires a lot of experience and to be experts.
Behind the Rifugio Carestiato (1834 m) a short path leads to the start of the ferrata. Cross a small bridge and climb up the challenging vertical cliffs to the base of the Pala del Belìa. Approach the crossing ascent on overhanging slabs, smoothed by the constant passage of people and only equipped with a metal cable (from here it is possible to return to the hut via a path that descends to the scree).
Pass some crags to reach the Cresta delle Masenàde and the Forcella delle Masenàde (4 hours; 2660 m). Climb up an overhanging cliff and scree which takes to a little pass (deviation on the right for the Moiazza sud summit).
Continue left on the cengia Angelini, which leads into the Vant delle Nevère and to the Ghedini bivouac (2575 m; 5 hours). From here, the path on the right (north) descends into the Val Corpassa, on the left (south) into Vant dei Cantòi. Esily climb down large rocky steps to the bed of the big gully, proceed toward path 554 (Alta Via n1) taking a left to the Rifugio Carestiato (8 hours; 1834 m) and there to passo Duràn.
Before to start please verify the conditions of the itinerary contacting the Alpine guides of Val di Zoldo.