Mountain tour to Mt. Piz Boé

Walking from Corvara to the Piz Boè mountain to admire the breath-taking panorama of the Ladin Dolomites.

The 3,152 m high Piz Boé summit is part of the Sella Group and it is known to be one the easiest summits to climb which are higher than 3,000 metres. In a sunny August day we take the Boè Gondola Lift in Corvara, which takes us at 2,200 m asl and then, with the Vallon Chairlift, we reach our starting point at 2,500 m asl. We follow the path no. 638, walking at the foot of the Sella Group and passing the Rif. Franz Kostner mountain hut. Now we are constantly and smoothly climbing up around the rocks. We come to a steep scree slope, where we are forced to hang on to the stones to avoid slipping. The path has been defined as a demanding trail by the Alpine Club due to this slippery and steep stretch.

With a focused effort we manage to cross it and after that the ground conditions are really better. We keep climbing up and we can enjoy the view on the Dolomites between the Alta Badia, the village of Alleghe, the Val di Fassa valley and the Alpe di Siusi, including the Fanes peaks, the Marmolada with Mt. Punta di Penia, the Catinaccio and Mt. Sassolungo. After a 2.5 hours-walk we reach the summit, where we find some excursionists, who are enjoying the view in these few available metres between the summit cross and the little Capanna di Fassa mountain hut. From here we trace our steps back to our starting point.

Mt. Piz Boè marks the border between the provinces Bolzano, Trento and Belluno. Besides the path no. 638 you can follow many other trails from the Piz Boè, as the path no. 672 (via ferrata to Vallon), or some easier paths towards Mt. Sass Pordoi (which are partly equipped). From there a cableway will take you directly to the Passo Pordoi pass.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Vallon mountain station
Signpost: CAI 638
Distance: 4 km (each direction)
Walking time: 2 - 2.5 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 670 m
Altitude level: between 2,520 and 3,152 m asl
Experienced in: August 2011

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