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11 DAMIANA BIVOUAC via the Cadini saddle - Sappada

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  • Il Passo dell'Arco
    / Il Passo dell'Arco
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, © Piller Hoffer Manuel
  • Dal Passo dell'Arco verso il Cadin di Fuori
    / Dal Passo dell'Arco verso il Cadin di Fuori
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, © Piller Hoffer Manuel
  • Salendo alla forcella dei cadini
    / Salendo alla forcella dei cadini
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, © Piller Hoffer Manuel
  • Salendo alla forcella dei cadini vista verso Sappada
    / Salendo alla forcella dei cadini vista verso Sappada
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, © Piller Hoffer Manuel
Map / 11 DAMIANA BIVOUAC via the Cadini saddle - Sappada

The bivouac, dedicated to the Friulan alpinist Damiana del Gobbo who fell on the Piccola di Lavaredo, is located in the heart of the charming and lonely Cadin di Dentro, at the top of a grassy hill, almost completely surrounded by high vertical rock-faces (the Creton di Culzei, Torre Sappada , Creton di Clap Grande, and the Campanili di Elbel). Just to the west, the view sweeps to the Terze and the distant Dolomites of the Val Comelico. To the north it is closed by the Col Lanar.
moderate
5.7 km
3:30 h
1125 m
340 m
This is one of two proposals to reach the bivouac, sunny, panoramic and not particularly strenuous. Once the Cadin di Dentro has been reached you'll experience the embrace of the rock faces that bear down upon it with bold cliffs. You’ll also enjoy the great wild and secluded silences. Caution is advised along the short gully which is very steep and landslide-prone, but equipped with a metal cable, which, from the Cadini saddle descends towards the bivouac.
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Author
Giovanni Borella
Updated: July 20, 2018

Difficulty
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Highest point
2109 m
Lowest point
1193 m
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Difficulty: E

Turn-by-turn directions

From Sappada following itinerary n. 7 the walker arrives at the dell'Arco pass. Here one drops down a little following path n. 317 to the junction (signed). Ignoring the track that goes off to the right, downhill into Cadin di Fuori, our path goes along the path n. 232 that, amidst sparse, low vegetation, along a moderate slope, leads to the characteristic squared-off Forcella dei Cadini, situated between Monte Chiesa and the Col Lanar, (in fact there is more than one track but all lead to the same slot). The last metres below the fork (2098 m) are quite steep and you will see the lonely Cadin di Dentro and its crags. The walker now descends along the landslip gully mentioned above, paying attention to the large quantity of unstable material, in particular there may be other hikers, invisible, below. Navigating downhill to the right (west) along a path the walker arrives at their goal.

Return

The return may done via the same route, but it is highly advisable to go back down using itinerary n. 12 in reverse and thereby doing the ring of the Col Lanar. For very fit, experienced hikers there is also the opportunity to return to the valley, via a longer and more difficult path and following itinerary n. 13.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.7 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1125 m
Descent
340 m

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