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Dos dei Branchi

Snowshoeing · Val di Fiemme
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m 2250 2200 2150 2100 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 km Dosso Branchi Bergstation Sessellift Pampeago-Agnello
Dos dei Branchi is a small peak that offers an extraordinary view over Val di Fiemme.
easy
Distance 2.4 km
2:00 h
155 m
80 m
2,257 m
2,138 m
The itinerary, not difficult, is suitable for everyone and takes place on large snow-covered ridges. The stretch that leads to Baito della Bassa is frequented, therefore tracks are visible almost all the time, while the next one that climbs to Dos dei Branchi is less known.

Author’s recommendation

The Agnello chairlift allows you to comfortably reach an altitude of 2180 meters. For this reason the itinerary has a small difference in height.
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Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme
Update: January 05, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Dos dei Branchi, 2,257 m
Lowest point
2,138 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The itinerary is not subject to avalanches, so it’s accessible also after heavy snowfalls.

 

THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS 

  1. Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  2. Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  3. Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  4. Check the weather forecast
  5. Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  6. Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  7. If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  8. Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  9. Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  10. In case of emergency call 112

Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions from the local Mountain Guides. GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions. Correct orientation may be a problem at times along the higher stretches of this route due to fog or low cloud cover.

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - info@visitfiemme.it - www.visitfiemme.it   

Pampeago - Tel. +39 0462 813265 - info@latemar.it - www.latemar.it 

www.guide-alpine.it or www.guidealpinevaldifiemme.it   

Start

Pampeago - (arrival chairlift Agnello) (2,169 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.333555, 11.547748
DMS
46°20'00.8"N 11°32'51.9"E
UTM
32T 696086 5134263
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Destination

Dos dei Branchi

Turn-by-turn directions

From Pampeago take first the Agnello chairlift and reach Agnello mountain hut.

WAY UP From the top, on the right side (west) of the chairlift arrival (2180 m) a sign points the path which leads to La Porta and Baito della Bassa. With your snowshoes on, follow the big ridge, first descending slightly. Then, after a series of ups and downs, you will reach Baito della Bassa (2168 m). A short break at the hut allows you to admire the Pale di San Martino and the Lagorai chain. From here keep walking west, walking up to the small hill in front of you covered with mountain pines until the top of Dos dei Branchi (2274 m).

WAY BACK On the same itinerary.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

You can reach Pampeago with the skibus from Tesero.

Getting there

From Tesero take the road that leads to Passo Lavazè. When you reach Stava follow the directions to Pampeago.

Parking

There are many parking lots at the lifts station.

Coordinates

DD
46.333555, 11.547748
DMS
46°20'00.8"N 11°32'51.9"E
UTM
32T 696086 5134263
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14

Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618

Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.

Equipment

Warm and waterproof winter clothes. Spare shirt, gloves, wool cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snacks, hiking shoes and hiking poles.

It’s COMPULSORY to carry with you an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel.

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
155 m
Descent
80 m
Highest point
2,257 m
Lowest point
2,138 m
Cableway ascent/descent Scenic Clear area Refreshment stops available Insider tip Linear route
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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