The Orsi Aided path is one of the most accessible and most beautiful trails in the Brenta Dolomites. While maintaining a contained level of difficulty, it traces a wonderful itinerary with breathtaking views between the Bocca di Tucket and the Rifugio Pedrotti. The Orsi Aided path runs parallel to the overlying Ferrate delle Bocchette Alte and Basse with magnificent views of the east side of the Brenta. As in many itineraries in the Brenta Dolomites, it is practicable in both directions and due attention must be paid to the state of the snow that varies from season to season.
The Orsi Aided path can be traveled, as already mentioned, in both directions, and this certainly determines which is the starting point of the itinerary. In this report we propose to follow the itinerary from the Tucket Hut (2272 m) to the Pedrotti Hut (2491 m). Being a very long trip, this review proposes to start from the mountain station of the Passo Grostè cable car (2437 m) so as to reduce the height difference to go uphill. For this itinerary, therefore, the starting point of the itinerary is the mountain station of the cable car that connects Madonna di Campiglio with the Rifugio Stoppani al Grostè. Once in Madonna di Campiglio we continue from the center of the village towards Folgarida until we notice the large parking lot on the left for the cable cars. Directions for Google Maps available here.
From the top station of the cable car we will have to reach the Tucket Hut via the panoramic and not difficult CAI 316 Path (1h 30h from the mountain station). From the Tucket hut we will have to climb the steep valley that leads us to the Bocca di Tucket. Please note that this stretch is generally covered by snow (1h from the Tucket Hut - 2h 30 'from the top station of the cable car) more difficult in late season due to the melting of surface snow and the outcrop of living ice. The Orsi Aided path (CAI 303) will start from the bocca di Tucket, where the Ferrata Benini will also depart in a northerly direction and in the south the Ferrata delle Bocchette Alte.
To return to Passo Grostè, the shortest route is to follow the same route backwards (5h - 10h 30 'total).
Surely this option is the least satisfying given the environment in which we find ourselves. For people who can divide the itinerary in two days there are two interesting itineraries that could be followed for a wonderful loop tour:
From the Pedrotti Hut follow the via delle Bocchette linking the Ferrata delle Bocchette Centrali (3h from Pedrotti), the Ferrata delle Bocchette Alte (5h from the Bocca di Arms at the end of the Central Bocchette) and the Ferrata Benini (3h from the Bocca di Tucket at the end of the Bocche Alte -11h from the Pedrotti) to reach the Passo di Grostè after an itinerary of about 11h between ups and downs in a priceless environment. Attention obviously to the length and level of difficulty of this itinerary, definitely superior to the Bears Aided path, and to the state of snow and exposure. In this case it is necessary to stay overnight at Rifugio Pedrotti and start the trip early the next day or stop at Rifugio Alimonta (2580 m) after the Central Bocchette or to break the tour further in 3 days by staying at the Tucket or avoiding the Benini Ferrata.
An equally long but certainly less demanding itinerary is to take us from Pedrotti to Rifugio Brentei (2182 m) along the CAI path 318A (1h 15 ') aided only in some exposed points. From the Brentei, follow the Sosat Aided Path up to the Tucket Hut (2h 45 'from the Brentei) from where following the CAI path 316 in the approach you return to the top station of the cable car (1h 30' from the Tucket - 5h 30 'from the end of the Aided Path Bears - 11h total) from which we will go down to the parking lot.
The Orsi Aided path is an aided path in the Brenta Dolomites very interesting from the landscape point of view and is generally suitable for beginners and inexperienced people of via ferrata. The aided sections protect the most exposed points. The difference in height is modest and it is possible to combine the magnificent views of the Brenta Dolomites without having to climb particularly high. Probably the most technical passage of the itinerary is around Bocca di Tucket with the ascent along the homonymous glacier.
In the descent, some possible itineraries have been signed that can be connected to the Orsi Aided path. A further hypothesis of combining a tour route is the Ferrata Spellini which connects the Aided Orsi Path with the Ferrata of the Bocchette Centrali (4h these two via ferratas for a complete itinerary of 8h 30 'up to Pedrotti).
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