Giovanni Orlando UIAGM/IFMGA/IVBV Mountain Guide

Kaiserjäger and Cengia Martini via ferratas at monte Lagazuoi

A route with modest technical difficulties but which offers dreamy views, in one of the most historically valuable mountains in the Dolomites. To walk the Cengia Martini and the Kaiserjägerweg is to walk through history and to touch the hardships and atrocities experienced by soldiers during the First World War. A route everyone should take, to avoid the mistakes of the past in the future.
Price from: 95€
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from 1 to 5
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DURATION
Full day
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Low p
STAMINA
Intermediate p
PARTECIPANTS
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MINIMUN AGE
from 11 year p

Mount Lagazuoi is one of the Dolomite peaks of unquestionable historical value, since its slopes were the scene of bloody battles during the First World War. The Italian army occupied the southern slopes, where they built numerous trenches and war tunnels, the backbone of which was the Cengia Martini. Instead, the Austro-Hungarian army occupied the summit, which they reached via the daring Kaiserjägerweg. Both routes are still open to the public and allow visitors to experience the cruelty and difficulty of warfare in the mountains. The routes are not technically difficult (with the exception of a few short stretches), but they are very spectacular, both for the numerous testimonies of the First World War that can be found there and for the unique and incredible views that can be seen. Both the Cengia Martini and the Kaiserjägerweg are simple via ferrata routes, which can be climbed by beginners who have never been on a via ferrata before. They are therefore ideal for a gradual approach to the world of via ferrata and they can be done by hikers. They are also ideal for families with children, as long as they are used to walking in the mountains (the difference in altitude is 700 metres uphill).
The proposal includes an ascent along the Kaiserjägerweg and a descent along the Cengia Martini. If you are too tired, once you have reached the top of Monte Lagazuoi and the Lagazuoi Refuge, it is possible to take the cable car down to the car park where you left your car in the morning.

Program

Meeting at 9.30 am at Lagazuoi gondola at Falzarego pass.
End in the early afternoon
Hut along the way: rifugio lagazuoi.

Price and general infos:
Excursion price
  • 1 person – 395€/person
  • 2 persons – 205€/person
  • 3 persons – 140€/person
  • 4 persons – 110€/person
  • 5 persone – 95€/persona

Term of cancellation: flexible

What to bring
  • sportswear suitable for the mountain environment
  • hikink boots or approach shoes (trainers not recommended)
  • backpack with water and energy snacks
Fee includes:
  • UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide guiding
  • third-part liability insurance
  • use of group safety equipment (rope, rescue equipment)
  • personal safety equipment (harness, helmet, via ferrata kit)
  • headtlamp
The fee does not include:
  • possible return ticket for the Lagazuoi cableway (in case of excessive fatigue)
  • anything not specified under “Fee includes”

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What you need to know:
  • The minimum age should not be seen as a rigid parameter, but rather as a rough indication that will obviously depend on the technical skills, experience and level of training of the participants. If you feel that you or a member of your group would be able to take part in the excursion if your age were lower, please contact me directly at info@giovanni-orlando.it or call +39 328 83 15 601. In this case it is compulsory to contact the guide before registering for the activity.
  • The maximum number of persons indicated must be intended for a single guide. In the case of larger groups, one or more mountain guides will be used, in accordance with the maximum ratio indicated on the activity sheet. In this case, please send an e-mail to info@giovanni-orlando.it or call +39 328 83 15 601.
  • It is imperative that participants follow the instructions of the mountain guide before and during the activities and respect any changes to the chosen programme in order to ensure their safety.
  • Fees for facilities, transfers and accommodation are subject to change at the discretion of the operator (external to my company) and are not included in the price of the activity unless otherwise stated.
  • The fares shown in the ‘The fare does not include’ section are indicative and may vary.
  • For all itineraries and activities, the guide reserves the right to make changes according to conditions (weather, accessibility, refuges) and the physical condition of the participants.
  • The times indicated for carrying out the activities are subject to variations due to weather conditions and the physical state of the area (snowfall, terrain conditions, etc.) and necessarily depend on the opening and closing dates of the ski lifts, which are set seasonally/annually by the ski lift operators and are therefore in no way attributable to the mountain guide.
  • Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a parental or guardian waiver to be given to the guide prior to the excursion.