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Treks in the Dolomites - Guía excursionista de los Dolomitas

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Treks in the Dolomites.
Treks en los Dolomitas.
Idioma: INGLÉS.
Alta Via 1 y 2. Guía de Trekking.
Autor: Martin Collins, Gillian Price.
2ª edición.
7 Junio 2005.
144 páginas.
8 mapas, 74 fotos.
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5 cm.
Seasons: Best time is mid-June until the end of September, when most huts are open and there is little risk of snow. Centres: Belluno at the finish of AV 1, also Cortina is within an easy bus-ride from the road below Lagazuoi. Bressanone, Malga Ciapela and Feltre on AV2. Difficulty: Generally well-maintained paths, with some exposed sections, all with artificial protection. The descent of Schiara (avoidable) on AV1 requires Via Ferrata experience.Must See: AV1: Sunset at Lagazuoi, views from Rif. Tissi beneath Civetta. AV2: Rocky pinnacles above Passo Gardena, traverse of Sella group and Marmolada.
Situated towards the eastern end of the Alps'' great curve from the Mediterranean coast through central Europe to the Balkans, the Dolomites region occupies an area of northern Italy as large as Wales.

Although the Dolomites'' reputation as a playground for ''hard men'' is fully justified, these mountains are by no means the domain of the rock climber alone. A dense network of footpaths offers endless scope for exhilarating high-level walks; the renowned ''vie ferrate'' (rock routes aided by fixed metal ladders and cables) lead up into many sensational situations; while in winter the region becomes a premier skiing destination for thousands of Europeans.

The authors hope that these treks through the Dolomites will yield rewarding experiences and enduring memories for readers able to visit this most extraordinary region.