Location of Rifugio Pisciadu in Alta Badia

Our hut is situated on the Sella Group, at the foot of the mighty Pisciadù peak and next to the crystal clear lake bearing the same name. Here, at the altitude of 2587 m a.s.l., the landscape is dominated by rocks, the silence reigns supreme and the view embraces almost all Alta Badia with the bastions of the Tofanas, Conturines, Lavarella, Sasso della Croce and Sassongher on the background. To reach this hidden spot you should challenge the steep screes, the rocky slopes and the ledges of the Sella massif.

A relatively easy way leads through Val Setus along trail no.666 (part of the High Rout of the Dolomites no.2, also known as “The way of the legends”), starting from the Gardena Pass or from the ample parking area about 3 km below the pass.

Another possibility is to ascend from Colfosco across the stunning Val Mezdì (trail no.651) and the rocky Val dei Bosli (trail no.676, fixed metal ropes).

The most experiences ones, however, will certainly prefer to tackle the magnificent fixed rope route Brigata Alpina Tridentina, starting from the ample parking area about 3 km below the Gardena Pass.

In any case, you should calculate about 2-3 hours for the ascent. It’s not an easy task but the view from above will compensate for every effort!