New Route on Marmolada’s South Face

Italian climbers Matteo Della Bordella, Maurizio Giordani, Max Faletti, and Iris Bielli have opened a new route on the South Face of 3,343m Marmolada, the highest mountain in Italy’s Dolomites.

The South Face of Marmolada represents a reference point for climbing in the Dolomites. Della Bordella calls it the queen of walls.

The face has about 200 multi-pitch routes, many between 300m and 800m long — works of art that represent the maximum expression of difficulty, effort, and beauty in mountaineering.

One of the members of the team, Maurizio Giordani, even published a book about this wall in 2017 called Marmolada South Face.

Marmolada, Italy.

Marmolada, Italy. Photo: Wikimedia

Kris Annapurna

KrisAnnapurna is a writer with ExplorersWeb.

Kris has been writing about history and tales in alpinism, news, mountaineering, and news updates in the Himalaya, Karakoram, etc., for the past year with ExplorersWeb. Prior to that, Kris worked as a real estate agent, interpreter, and translator in criminal law. Now based in Madrid, Spain, she was born and raised in Hungary.