Photos by Alessandro Cristofoletti & Efrem Ferrari
Distance 11.6 km
Elevation gain positiv... more »e 1339 m
Elevation gain negative 1946 m
Time 7 h
Difficulty E / EEA - D
Description by Silvia Gentilini
From Rifugio Pedrotti it takes only a few minutes to descend to the terrace immediately below Rifugio Tosa (2439 m) where you enter the path waymarked SAT 303 (EEA – D) Sentiero Attrezzato “Osvaldo Orsi” that in ups and downs goes round the bottom of the large rock flank of Cima Brenta Alta and after a while comes out in Busa degli Sfulmini and Massodi (2380 m) crowned by the superb rock wall of Cima Brenta Alta, Campanil Basso and Campanil Alto and Cima degli Sfulmini. The path skirts the edge of the whole basin, continues horizontally in Busa dei Armi (2450 m) and then climbs a little to the foot of Naso dei Massodi (2510 m) where it overlooks Val Perse. From here the path continues along an easy ledge hewn in the steep wall and facilitated with iron cables (Sega Alta) and then drops shortly in Val Perse. Remaining high up and traversing screes and snowfields you go round the bottom of the east flank of Cima Brenta and after a strenuous climb, first on a scree and then on snow, you reach the crossway below the Bocca del Tuckett. Walking time Rifugio Pedrotti Tosa – crossway path SAT 322: 2:30 hours. This wild stony area affords a continuous variety of scenery and rewarding views of the jagged pinnacles of the Brenta. The use of a helmet and crampons in case of snow is essential and in some places the path is facilitated with iron cables.
From below the Bocca del Tuckett you descend on Sentiero delle Val Perse SAT 322 (EE) across the Busa dell’Acqua (1955 m) and in about 1.30 hours reach the fork (1600 m) with path SAT 344 (E) in the Vallazza locality. Following waymark SAT 344 (E) a very steep, demanding and exposed path climbs to reach Passo del Clamer (2164 m) in 1.30 hours.
Here begins the second part of the route winding through the wildest and lesser known area of the Group. On Passo Clamer you get a last glimpse of the spectacular view of the Central Brenta massif you have just traversed with its large screes and karst depressions filled with hanging glaciers and snowfields. From now on the itinerary features green valleys with a wealth of flora, fauna, meadows and cow-sheds. The contrast between the grey rocks and the green habitat of the bear is striking.
From Passo Clamer the SAT 344 (E) path descends an easy grassy slope and in 40 minutes reaches Malga Spora (1855 m) (with a bivvy hut).
Refreshment and reception
Rifugio Tosa-Pedrotti m. 2491
Manager: Franco Nicolini
Winter room with 20 beds
Mobile coverage: yes
The mountain hut is open from June to October (more information on the website http://www.dolomitibrentatrek.it)
Ph: +39 0461 948115
Malga Spora m. 1855
Owner: Massimo Cicolini
Board service: on request
Equipment: big dining room with table, chairs, sink, stove and wood. It is possible to cook using the stove or to ask the owner for a meal. Big room on the upper floor with beds, materasses, pillows and blankets. Bathroom outside, no shower (only fountain outside). The owner provide breakfast as well on request.
Water: yes, from June the 20th
Electricity: only between 7 and 8 pm
Mobile coverage: no
The malga is open from July to September. Outside this period the bedroom is fitted with 6 beds without blankets
Ph: +39 339 2787980 less «