Wonderful experience to do, climb on foot to the top of the queen of the Dolomites and then take off with the paraglider and glide up to Canazei. Clearly the thing is very demanding, either because of the 3342mt altitude, or because it is a glacier and because it takes perfect conditions. Climbing to the top of the Marmolada involves mountaineering preparation, the ability to know how to move on the glacier and a good workout. For those who do not have to move on this terrain or in any case do not feel completely safe in doing so, we recommend that you consult a local mountain guide (call us for info on this).
The starting point is the Fedaia pass, from here you go up towards the glacier with indications for the Pian dei Fiacconi refuge. The glacier begins just above the refuge, put the crampons in the direction of the Roccette (short rocky passage leading to the summit plateau) this passage is served by steel cables, which however do not completely cover the stretch. Once you reach the top of the Rocette, go up towards the refuge (refuge located 200/300 meters above sea level. In summer, the refuge also offers the possibility of staying overnight, so you can also think about climbing, sleeping there and taking off the following morning. (highly recommended for the fantastic sunsets and sunrises).
The take-off takes place a few meters below the refuge heading north.
Difference in altitude: 1300mt
Landing: Alba di Canazei, or Canazei
Difficulty: very high