Via Ferrata Averau

This short route close to Rif. Averau (2413m) is ideal for completing the classic trip round Averau and Nuvolau, or as a half day outing. From the peak of Averau, which dominates the horizon between Passo Falzarego and Passo Giau, there is a magnificent view towards Monte Pelmo, the Civetta, Antelao, Sorapis and the not far-off Tofana di Rozes. From Rifugio Averau follow the marked path northwards up a tiring scree slope to the start of the ferrata beneath Averau’s northeast gully. Follow the ascent route back down to the starting point at Rif. Averau.


Group-mountain: Nuvolau - Averau


Face: Northeast


Altitude: 2649 m


Ferrata ascent: 100 m

Height difference: 500m

Time: 1,30 - 2 h

Period: End of May to October

Huts: Rifugio Fedare Rifugio Nuvolau Rifugio Averau Rifugio Scoiattoli

Difficulty: easy

Gear: Normal via ferrata kit.

Notes: This short via ferrata is not difficult but nevertheless not to be underestimated as there are some vertical sections equipped with fixed cables. A good confidence builder for beginners.