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Via ferrata Les Cordes

From 2019 a new via ferrata leads to the Gherdenacia plateau in the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites

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For many decades now, the farmers of La Villa have been leading their cows and horses to the pasture of the Gherdenacia Plateau in the Puez-Odle natural park, UNESCO World Heritage site. The villagers once knew a direct path to get here, iIt was much steeper and more demanding than the routes that lead there today. The path was called "les cordes" ("the ropes" in Ladin). Along this challenging route a new via ferrata has been created, which will be open from Summer 2019. The starting point of the via ferrata Les Cordes” is easily accessible with the Gardenaccia chairlift. From the mountain station of the chairlift it is only a 5 minutes’ walk to the starting point.

It is advised to climb the via ferrata only with the appropriate equipment. Less experienced mountaineers should tackle the climb accompanied by a professional mountain guide.