Giovanni Orlando UIAGM/IFMGA/IVBV Mountain Guide


The Sassolungo is one of the most beautiful and iconic peaks in the Dolomites. The ascent by the normal route, which is long and demanding, takes place in a majestic setting with breathtaking views, where you can still taste the flavour of the mountaineering of yesteryear.
Price from: 330€
Full day
from 16 year p
Full day
from 16 year p

The Sassolungo is one of the most imposing and severe mountains in the Dolomites and proudly dominates the Sella Pass, Val Gardena and Val di Fassa. Whichever side of the Dolomites you look at it from, it immediately stands out for its austerity and beauty.
The ascent to Sassolungo along the normal route is a long and demanding climb, so much so that it is considered one of the most difficult normal routes in the Dolomites. It is reserved for experienced mountaineers, who are already familiar with climbing and rope manoeuvres.
On the other hand, it will give those who ride it indelible emotions for a lifetime. In a grandiose setting, unique in the Dolomites, you constantly move between vertical and apparently repulsive walls.
A climb for the few, but a must for every true Dolomite mountaineer!
N.B.: Due to the length and complexity of the climb, it is strongly recommended to spend the night before the climb at the Rifugio Demetz. You will meet your guide at the refuge the following morning.
It is also advisable to book a training day for the ascent, which can be organised either the day before the ascent or even in the weeks leading up to it.


Day 1 (optional but highly recommended)

Independent ascent to rifugio Venezia in the afternoon.
Dinner and night

Day 2

Meeting at 7.00am at Demetz hut with your Mountain Guide. Briefing and check of the equipment.
Ascent by the normal route to the summit of Sassolungo and descent by the same route.
Ends in the afternoon

Price and general infos:
Excursion price
  • 1 person – 500€/person
  • 2 persons – 330€/person

Term of cancellation: moderate

What to bring
  • sportswear suitable for the mountain environment
  • material for overnight stay at the refuge (obligatory sleeping bag, personal hygiene material, headlamp)
  • personal climbing equipment (helmet, harness)
  • 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 climbing equipment (harness, helmet) for those without it
The fee does not include:
  • lift ticket
  • Mountain Guide expenses (litf, half board accomodation in the hut)
  • half board accomodation in the hut
  • anything not specified under “Fee includes”

More info here

Request information by filling in the form or contact me on the number:
+39 328 83 15 601

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 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 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.