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Backpacker Magazine – November 2012

The High Life: Rifugio Lagazuoi, Italy

Climb to a view over all of the Dolomites.

by: Michael Lanza

Rifugio Lagazuoi, Italy (Photo by Rich Brame)
Rifugio Lagazuoi, Italy (Photo by Rich Brame)

In 1965, Ugo Pompanin decided to abandon his job at a butcher shop and pursue a labor of love in the mountains. The result is this hikers’ castle, perched at 9,029 feet on Mt. Lagazuoi. Best plan: Reach it on night two of a north-to-south traverse of the 75-mile Alta Via 1. On the eight- or nine-day trip, you’ll cross sheer cliffs with the help of via ferrata, trace lush valleys choked with poppies, and wake to Dolomites views like this one. 

Season July-September

Map/guide Tabacco maps 03, 015, 024, 025, and 031 ($13 each; omnimap.com); Dolomites Trekking, by Henry Stedman ($23; trailblazer-guides.com)

Get there
Begin at Lago di Braies; finish at Belluno. 

Cost/info 60 euros/person/night for room with meals; reserve three months in advance; rifugiolagazuoi.com




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