Piz Lavarela
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fi_decorso
By fi_decorso
Un magnifico "tremila", raggiungibile ma con fatica
5.0 of 5 bubblesSept 2023
I would like to start by saying that La Varela, the second highest peak (3,055 metres) in the Conturines group, is a destination which, although technically within the reach of any good hiker, requires solid mountain experience, habit of high altitude and great resistance to fatigue. In fact, the route, regardless of the starting point, is still very long and with a considerable overall difference in altitude. You can get there both from the south, from the Capanna Alpina, and from the north-east, from the Fanes Refuge. The itineraries both lead near the Ju dal' Ega pass, from which the path leading to the summit branches off. My notes refer exclusively to the first itinerary, not knowing the second. From Passo Valparola or San Cassiano you reach Armentarola and then Capanna Alpina, where you park your vehicle (1,726 m). From here we set off along the CAI path 11 which climbs sharply to Col de Locia (2,069 m), then continuing along the long stretch that crosses the green Gran Plan until reaching Ju dal' Ega (or Passo Tadega, 2,157 m ), immediately after which you take the path on the left which, skirting the small Lake Conturines (2,526 m), climbs up the valley in a grandiose lunar setting, where the characteristic mushroom peaks of Piz Taibun and the of Piz Conturines. From the final fork (2,890 m) turn right following the tracks that quickly lead to Piz Lavarela (3,055 m), from which the vast panorama impresses and enchants. The route, as mentioned, is rather tiring both due to its considerable length (no less than 10 km one way) and the significant difference in altitude of over 1,300 meters uphill. A decidedly quieter, but no less satisfying alternative is - once you arrive at Ju dal' Ega - to continue straight along the Alta Via delle Dolomiti n. 1 up to the Alpe di Fanes, a truly idyllic place full of magic, near which there is the so-called "Parliament of marmots", an authentic stone amphitheater linked to the legend that tells of the alliance between the Fanes people and the friendly rodents . I recommend more than ever to read up well, informing yourself in advance about the characteristics of the route, the state of the paths and the weather conditions, taking care to undertake the journey only if you are well trained, with adequate clothing and good mountain shoes.

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fi_decorso
Milan, Italy65,876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I would like to start by saying that La Varela, the second highest peak (3,055 metres) in the Conturines group, is a destination which, although technically within the reach of any good hiker, requires solid mountain experience, habit of high altitude and great resistance to fatigue. In fact, the route, regardless of the starting point, is still very long and with a considerable overall difference in altitude. You can get there both from the south, from the Capanna Alpina, and from the north-east, from the Fanes Refuge. The itineraries both lead near the Ju dal' Ega pass, from which the path leading to the summit branches off. My notes refer exclusively to the first itinerary, not knowing the second.
From Passo Valparola or San Cassiano you reach Armentarola and then Capanna Alpina, where you park your vehicle (1,726 m). From here we set off along the CAI path 11 which climbs sharply to Col de Locia (2,069 m), then continuing along the long stretch that crosses the green Gran Plan until reaching Ju dal' Ega (or Passo Tadega, 2,157 m ), immediately after which you take the path on the left which, skirting the small Lake Conturines (2,526 m), climbs up the valley in a grandiose lunar setting, where the characteristic mushroom peaks of Piz Taibun and the of Piz Conturines. From the final fork (2,890 m) turn right following the tracks that quickly lead to Piz Lavarela (3,055 m), from which the vast panorama impresses and enchants. The route, as mentioned, is rather tiring both due to its considerable length (no less than 10 km one way) and the significant difference in altitude of over 1,300 meters uphill.
A decidedly quieter, but no less satisfying alternative is - once you arrive at Ju dal' Ega - to continue straight along the Alta Via delle Dolomiti n. 1 up to the Alpe di Fanes, a truly idyllic place full of magic, near which there is the so-called "Parliament of marmots", an authentic stone amphitheater linked to the legend that tells of the alliance between the Fanes people and the friendly rodents .
I recommend more than ever to read up well, informing yourself in advance about the characteristics of the route, the state of the paths and the weather conditions, taking care to undertake the journey only if you are well trained, with adequate clothing and good mountain shoes.
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