Ski-mountaineering - Col de la Puina
- Difficulty: MSA - please verify before your excursion the weather and snow conditions (Arpa meteo)
- Precision time: 3-4 h (salita e discesa/ ascent and descent)
The itinerary of Col de la Puina develops over the south face of this regularly shaped summit. It is a short but enjoyable route which is very satisfying on account of the amazing view over the neighbouring north face of Monte Pelmo.
From Pecol (Val di Zoldo) drive up to Forcella Staulanza and then go down the opposite side a short way as far as the turning for Rifugio Fiume and leave the car there.
Start off from here following the forestry road 467 and reaching the Rifugio Fiume (1918 m). Head up along the slopes above the hut moving gradually towards left till you reach an evident ridge which comes down from the summit.
Climb up this ridge which gradually becomes narrower.
The final section, depending on the snow conditions must be climbed without skis. From the summit of Col de la Puina (2253 m) you can ski down the ascent itinerary or else along the more difficult north west face.
In the second case once you reach the vegetation you can return by traversing towards the left to join up with the ascent itinerary.
Before to start please verify the conditions of the itinerary contacting the Alpine guides of Val di Zoldo.