The Great War on Adamello glaciers

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  • Discover this hiking tour at high altitude on the Adamello Glacier, the largest in the Italian Alps
  • Retrace historical routes that pass between the symbolic places of the World War I: Via ferrata Sentiero dei Fiori and Cresta Croce cannon
  • Be thrilled by the combination of via ferrata trails and hiking routes among the places dear to Pope John Paul II

Duration 3 days



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Adamello hiking tour through glaciers & World War I trails

This hiking tour is ideal for those who want to discover the Adamello glacier, the largest in the Italian Alps, and the most significant places of the World War I.

You will walk on hazardous walkways and through tunnels along Sentiero dei Fiori in order to reach the 6- ton Cresta Croce Cannon that the troops dragged from the valley up to the mountain. Last but not least the crossing of Passo Brizzio on the slopes of Corno Bianco.

An interesting mix of via ferrata and mountaineering retracing places that testify life and sufferings of soldiers forced at 3000m during the fights of the World War I.

Program details

    Ascent: +590m. Descent: -720m. Distance: 7km. Hiking time: 5h (2h30 via ferrata).
    At 8:30 meeting with the Mountain Guide and equipment check. Ascent by lifts to Paradiso Pass, from where we keep walking on a rocky path until the starting point of Sentiero dei Fiori. The trail is a Via Ferrata set at an average altitude of 3.000 m following the trails which the Italian alpine troopers used to connect the various military spots scattered on the ridge. From Lago Scuro Pass, where one of the largest military village at high altitude was located, we will descent to the homonymous lake. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (2.449 m). 
  • Day 2 - CRESTA CROCE
    Ascent: +890m. Descent: -310m. Distance: 7km. Hiking time: 6h
    By crossing the moraine of Mandrone Glacier, which leads to Pian di Neve Glacier, we keep on walking while roped together and wearing crampons until Lobbia Pass (3.015 m). Continuing on Lobbia glacieret, with a short equipped stretch and on ridge passages, you reach the large granite cross dedicated to Pope John Paul II (3.307 m) and the station of Cannon 149G (3.275 m) that the Alpine troops dragged from the valley up to the mountain to hit the first Austrian lines during the conflict of '15-'18. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (3.040 m). 
  • Day 3 - CORNO BIANCO
    Ascent: +480m. Descent: -1890m. Distance: 17km. Hiking time: 8h
    We cross the Pian di Neve glacier again, roped together and while wearing crampons, this time stepping on the slopes of Corno Bianco (3,434 m), one of the most fascinating mountain peaks in Adamello. We go up to Passo Brizzio (3,147 m) where we find the impressive Zanon Morelli Bivouac. From here the descent into the wild Val d'Avio starts, on the Adamello Lombard side, where the spectacle of rock and frozen snow slowly gives way to verdant woods and clear alpine mirrors of water. Here we reach the Garibaldi Hut in Val Camonica and we can enjoy the last fantastic views of the Adamello from a new perspective. We continue the journey until we reach the meeting point with the transfer. Return to Tonale Pass.

Additional clarifications

The program could be changed at the discretion of the Campo Base Team / Mountain Guide (UIAGM certified) based on weather conditions and snow levels, maintaining unaltered, however, the basic structure and the aims of the proposal.

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Leave with us and our departing groups. If you do not find the right date for you, contact us, we will try to form a new group that will accompany you on this adventure!

Included services

  • 2 nights in mountain hut - dormitory with shared bathroom
  • Half board basis
  • 3 days with UIAGM local Mountain Guide - English speaking
  • Private transfer (day 3)
  • Rental of alpine equipment - ferrata set, harness and crampons
  • Instructions and assistance with logistics
  • 24-hour support

Excluded services

  • Lifts (day 1)
  • Beverages and extra
  • Traveler and cancellation's insurance
  • Everything not mentioned

Booking conditions

Group departures

The reservation request is considered a binding agreement. Availability of all services will be checked by our staff, who will provide confirmation by email within 48 working hours. 
If there is no availability on the selected dates, the option will be as follows:

  • To use the deposit to book another trip
  • To choose alternative dates
  • To cancel the trip with full refund of the deposit

Private departures

The reservation request is considered a binding agreement. Our staff will contact you withing 48 working hours to confirm the possibility to join the group.
The group departure will be confirmed on reaching the specified minimum number and clients will be informed not less than 21 day before the trip start date.
Should a group departure not reach the minimum number required, the option will be as follows: 

  • To use the deposit to book another trip
  • To confirm the departure with fewer participant possibly adding a supplement 
  • To use the deposit to book a Self-guided trip
  • To cancel the trip with full refund of the deposit

Payment conditions

All services will be confirmed only after having received a 30% deposit (or the full cost in case of “last minute” bookings) of the vacation.
Balance payment is due 21 days before the trip.
We accept the following payment methods: Bank transfer or credit card (Mastercard/ Visa).

Cancellation policy

In case of cancellation the following terms & conditions will be applied:

  • 30% of the total price of the trip for cancellations communicated up to 45 days prior to the trip start date
  • 70% of the total price of the trip for cancellations communicated from 44 to 30 days prior to the trip start date
  • No refund beyond these terms



Technical Gear

  • Backpack
  • Bottles for water
  • Walking poles
  • Crampons - free rental on request
  • Equipment for via ferrata: ferrata set and harness - free rental on request

Technical Clothes

  • Light cap or bandana
  • Shirts or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Rainwear: waterproof jacket + trousers or a cloak or a poncho
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking boots (suggested hiking boots in Gore-Tex)
  • Light gloves 
  • Half finger gloves

Personal Hygiene Items

  • Face mask
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Towel
  • Sleeping bag linen + blanket or summer sleeping bag
  • Shower gel/soap, shampoo etc.


  • Slippers
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen with appropriate UV protection level
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Mobile phone and a charger
  • Torch headband 
  • Euros in cash  – credit cards are not accepted in mountain huts


  • Thermal underwear (in cold periods, and based on personal preferences)
  • First aid kit 
  • Knife
  • Light snack
  • Power pack for your mobile phone


  • Identification document/ Passport
  • Campo Base Voucher­­­­



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