Stage 5

Rifugio Ai Brentei - Rifugio XII Apostoli

Distance 6 km
Elevation gain 916 m
Time 3,20 h
Difficulty EEA - MD


From Rifugio Brentei you continue on the Sentiero Alpinistico “Daniele Martinazzi” SAT 327 (EEA – MD) that goes down to traverse the bottom of Val Brenta passing the foot of the frozen wall of Canalone Neri that joins Cima Tosa to Crozzon di Brenta and climbs the opposite side to below the north edge of Crozzon di Brenta. From here you continue round the west wall of Crozzon and on rocks fitted with metal cables and clamps you reach the Bocca dei Camosci (2784 m) by traversing a hanging glacier. Walking time Rifugio Brentei – Bocca dei Camosci 2.40 hours.

Attention, before starting the trek check the glacier condition with either Rifugio Brentei or Rifugio XII Apostoli who will inform you about the equipment necesary to cross this small glacier!

From the Bocca dei Camosci the Sentiero dell’Ideale SAT 304 (EEA) takes you down to Rifugio XII Apostoli (2487 m) in about 40 minutes.

Rifugio XII Apostoli (2489 m) is situated in an extremely favourable position, on a natural balcony of limestone dominating Val di Nardis, in the southern part of the Brenta group. The original cube shaped refuge, built in the years 1907-1908, was later extended and renovated to make it more comfortable.

Below you can see Val Rendena and immediately beyond the snow covered peaks of Carè Alto and Presanella. Embedded in the surrounding peaks are some of the largest hanging glaciers of the Group that take their names from the peaks above them: Ágola, Pratofiorito, Dodici Apostoli.

The little church, not far from the refuge, was hewn from the rock after an accident in 1950, which involved three young hikers on the nearby Vedretta dei Camosci. The church, inaugurated and blessed on 28 September 1952, is dedicated to the Madonna Ausiliatrice. Every year, on the last Sunday of July, hundreds of alpinists and the S.O.S.A.T Choir come here to participate in a Mass in memory of all those who have died in the mountains.

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Ospitalità, rifugi e punti appoggio

Rifugio Ai Brentei m. 2182

Val Rendena -

Rifugio XII Apostoli m. 2489

Val Rendena -
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