Dolomites – Tre Cime di Lavaredo
From June to October (be aware of early or late snowfalls).
Usual via ferrata equipment. A flashlight is required for tunnels. In the presence of snow, provide appropriate equipment.
From Auronzo Refuge along the flat path under the south walls of the Tre Cime, shortly to the Lavaredo Refuge to go up to the Forcella Lavaredo and then to the Locatelli Refuge (1 hour and 30 minutes) from which, above, the equipped Innerkofler trail begins.
Not very difficult if you go down the Ferrata delle Forcelle which is a varied and complete crossing. Since it is very popular, proceed carefully in the upper part because of the falling stones.
Once past the small sausage-shaped tower that marks the attack, take the long tunnel, which is dimly lit, with varying slopes and steeper sections equipped with ladders, which emerge on the east wall. Continue past a jump equipped with a fixed rope that leads to an ascending ramp which leads to the Forcella dei Camosci where the Ferrata delle Forcelle also arrives. For the summit, continue with a short descent through the gully (south), and the ascent to a part equipped with a rope that is laboriously overcome, obliquely, to reach a terraced area. You arrive at the summit cross by the last easy steps, which is right in front of the to the astonishing north walls of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
From the top you return to the Forcella dei Camosci, where you can retrace the same ascent itinerary, or go down the path directly to the base. Or, completing a complete crossing of the mountain, go down the Ferrata delle Forcelle that, with up and down along ledges, picks and passerelle, go along the eastern crest of the Paterno Mount, up to the path at the base and then to the Rifugio Pian di Cengia or directly to the path 104 connecting the Rifugio Locatelli and Rifugio Auronzo.
Monte Paterno is a good neighbor who offers a privileged point to observe the impressive walls of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Very interesting also from the historical point of view, as the path has been restored and traces the trenches and tunnels of the Great War.