A tough but superb walk around Tofana di Rozes – a 3225 m peak just past the Falzarego pass from Arabba.

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The ascent was from the rifugio Dibona (2050 m) through the pass between Tofana di Rozes and Tofana di Mezzo to rifugio Giussani (2561 m).

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View up towards Tofana di Mezzo

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View past Tofana di Rozes (left).

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View across the valley (towards the Fanis group?).

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From a distance, this descent look rather hairy (EH)…

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Actually, far from being tumble down, the log sections were carefully stabilising the path and descent was straightforward.

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Waterfall from snow-melt. It’s a puzzle why the rock turns black when wet – lichen?

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Look back down the Travenanzestal valley from Col de Bos (2330 m).

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The end of the walk involved a gentle stroll back to the start along a wooded path (route 412) – a nice balanced way to end of a long walk (distance?).

Dolomites II – Giro di Tofana di Rozes