Giovanni Orlando UIAGM/IFMGA/IVBV Mountain Guide

Ski mountaineering in Forcella Giau and Corvo Alto (Monte Mondeval)

Forcella Giau is an easy and beautiful ski mountaineering route, a true classic of the Dolomites. It is particularly suitable for beginners and those approaching this fantastic discipline for the first time. For the fittest it is also possible to reach the top of Corvo Alto (or Monte Mondeval), a real natural panoramic balcony.
Price from: 110€
PERIOD
december - april
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december - april
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DURATION
Full day
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Low p
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Beginner p
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The climb to Forcella Giau and Mount Corvo Alto (also known as Mount Mondeval) is a beautiful and easy ski mountaineering tour, suitable for beginners and those approaching ski mountaineering for the first time. The slopes are always wide and never too steep and offer easy, fun and satisfying skiing.
The view that can be enjoyed throughout the climb to the Giau pass is spectacular and unique. The simplicity of the route, the easy slopes and the beauty of the landscape make this one of the most popular ski mountaineering itineraries in the Cortina d’Ampezzo valley and in the Dolomites.
Once you reach the Giau pass, a magnificent view opens up on the legendary north face of Monte Pelmo, one of the highest peaks in all the Dolomites. Qui, tolte le pelli di foca, potremo scendere i dolci pendii per tornare alla macchina, disegnando le nostre curve sulla neve soffice.

Once you have reached Forcella Giau, you can continue climbing to the top of Corvo Alto (or Monte Mondeval), which offers a fantastic 360° panorama. A wide and panoramic ridge will deposit us a few meters from the summit. Here we take off our skis and walk along the short and sharp ridge until we reach the natural panoramic balcony that is Monte Corvo Alto. The descent will take place along wide slopes, never too steep and very fun. After a quick ascent of the Giau saddle, it’s full speed down to the car and that well-deserved final beer!

Program

Meeting time and place: 8.30am at the parking in Pra d’Adamo, at km 7+100 of SP638 of passo Giau (Cortina d’Ampezzo side), at least 100mt before the cross for Malga Giau
End in the early afternoon.

Price and general infos:
Excursion price
  • 1 person – 380€/person
  • 2 persons – 190€/person
  • 3 persons – 140€/person
  • 4 persons – 110€/person

Term of cancellation: flexible

What to bring
  • personal ski touring equipment (skis, boots, bindings, skins and ski crampons)
  • avalanche self-rescue kit (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe)
  • backpack with energy snacks and hot drink
  • ski helmet (recommended)
  • ABS or airbag backpack (recommended)
Fee includes:
  • UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide guiding
  • third-part liability insurance
  • avalanche self-rescue kit for those who do not have one (digital ARTVA with three antennas, shovel with metal spoon and probe)
The fee does not include:
  • 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.