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Ascent to Piz Boé

To the highest peak of the Sella group

Petr Liška
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Ascent to Piz Boé
Inserted: 05.02.2018
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Piz Boé (3,152 m above sea level) is probably the lightest Dolomite 3,000 m. In addition, the ascent / descent can be significantly accelerated by cable car to the top of Sass Pordoi (2,950 m above sea level). It is the highest peak of the whole Sella group. The classic ascent path leads to it from the Passo Pordoi saddle (2,239 m above sea level)

Just above the Pordoi Pass

The starting point is relatively high – in the Pordoi Pass. From here you can see the upper station of the cable car at the top of Sasso Pordoi. Our ascent route leads along the green meadows in the direction of a distinctive „hole“ in the Sella massif

Just above the Pordoi Pass
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Under the Sella massif

You are slowly approaching your own massif and the walls rise above you like massive walls

Under the Sella massif
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Views of Passo Pordoi and Marmolada

As the altitude meters increase, the view of the starting point of the hike in Passo Pordoi opens up nicely. The horizon is closed by the highest mountain in the Dolomites – Marmolada

Views of Passo Pordoi and Marmolada
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In front of the rubble

The rubble, which fell out of the pass as just a small section of the ascent, has more than 250 meters of altitude

In front of the rubble
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View of the cable car

You are pumping on the slope and the cable car cabins are „flying“ next to you

View of the cable car
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View from the top of the rubble

Below you are endless zigzags along which you climb the rubble. Passo Pordoi is almost lost at the bottom

View from the top of the rubble
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Rifugio Forcella Pordoi

You only have the last meters to the cottage Rifugio Forcella Pordoi, where it is always very busy, thanks to the descent from the cable car from the top of Sasso Pordoi

Rifugio Forcella Pordoi
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The desolate Sella massif

Now you are in a completely different world. In front of you is the lunar world of the Sella massif furrowed by massive valleys.

The desolate Sella massif
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The first look at Piz Boé

In front of us is the goal of this tour – Piz Boé. It rises like a lighthouse over an inanimate plateau of the massif

The first look at Piz Boé
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Signpost at Piz Boé

The normal leads to the left in the direction of Rifugio Boé. To the right is the path connected to the ferrata

Signpost at Piz Boé
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Under the rock cliff

The normal walks around a massive rock cliff. The peak with the Rifugio Capanna Fassa cottage seems to be within easy reach, but still so far away.

Under the rock cliff
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Ascent through a rock gap

Just in front of the Rifugio Boé cottage there is a gorge in the cliff and the path leads straight up the rubble.

Ascent through a rock gap
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Window to the valley

When ascending, a beautiful view opens to the other side

Window to the valley
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View of Sasso Pordoi

The ascent path between the stones is not very pleasant. From the top you can see all your way through the lunar landscape of the Sella massif

View of Sasso Pordoi
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Top views

In better weather, the peak offers absolutely great views. For the worse, at least dramatic :-)

Top views
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View of Arabba and way back

More than 1,500 meters below you, the famous town of Arabba lies deep in the valley. You can go back the same way or make it easier to go down the cable car with Sasso Pordoi

View of Arabba and way back
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