Via ferrata Che Guevara at Pietramurata
Equipped climbing route at Monte Casale, in the Sarca valley
The via ferrata Che Guevara climbs the imposing ledge of Monte Casale which dominates the small town of Pietramurata. The route starts in town and arrives in a meadow of Cima Casale at the rifugio Don Zio at 1630 metres. A climb of 1200 metres awaits us, all on the via ferrata. After several steep sections at the start of the route we climb some polished plates which lead on to various ledges and gullies.
There are more than 1200 meters of difference in altitude, all on via ferrata. After some steep stretches at the beginning of the route, we climb on polished slabs, ledges and canyons. The route is classified as difficult and whilst there are no sections which are particularly challenging, its length dictates that you have a very good level of physical fitness to attempt it. We will spend a full day together, setting off in the morning and returning in the evening.
- Mustn't suffer from vertigo
- Good physical preparation
- Mountain guide UIAGM
- Equipment rental
- Transfer from meeting point
What to bring
- Trekking or running shoes
- Backpack with snack and water
- Waterproof jacket
Meeting point with transfer
The car park is located near the center of Arco, in the Caneve area: it is comfortable, large, free and easy to reach, even on foot. From there we leave together with my van.
Bring a lightweight backpack with a jacket, drinking water and a snack/energy bar.
A pair of low trekking shoes or trainers are fine, sandals even those with a trekking sole are not suitable.
Wear comfortable and sportive clothing.
Yes, you will feel enthusiast when you climb attached to a metal cable and you will feel extremely safe.
No climbing skills are required. A via ferrata helps you to arrive at the summit without needing any climbing or mountaineering skills.