Dolomites Rock Climbing

Women Climbing Pioneers of the Dolomites

Climb the historic routes put up by Beatrice Tomasson and other women pioneer climbers

Trip Overview

Some major contributions in the early climbing history of the Dolomites came from women.  In early 1900s there was a handful of ambitious women climbers in Cortina d'Ampezzo, among which Ilona and Rolanda von Eötvös and Käthe Bröske, who were vying for new routes. Some of them were instrumental in a number of first ascents. Such was the case of Beatrice Tomasson, who studied the south face of Marmolada for several years with a  number of different guides until she succeeded with Michele Bettega. Tomasson's first ascent of Marmolada's south face was a major step forward in climbing, as was the ascent of Tofana's south face by the Eötvös.


  • Climb on some of the most scenic and best known routes in the world, follow in the footsteps of the first women climbers
  • Climb an area known to be a playground for climbers from all over the world
  • Climb with ease up the Dolomites' steep and extremely featured rock

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 4


Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

Want to learn more about our Luxury Hotels?            
Luxury accommodations in the Dolomites combine the ultimate in comfort and refinement. From five star hotels, Michelin star-rated restaurants, and pampering spas, just because you are in the mountains does not mean you cannot have a truly luxe Italian experience in the Dolomites! From the chic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, a popular destination for the rich and famous, to the quiet and discreet luxury of San Cassiano in Alta Badia, you will find accommodations with credentials ranging from membership in the exclusive Relais & Châteaux to The Leading Hotels of the World! 

Want to learn more about our Hotels and B&Bs?
The Dolomites has a multi-faceted culture and history that is reflected in each village we visit, and we make sure to provide you with the most authentic experience of the region possible through the hotels and B&Bs we offer. Hotels and chalets are available in the larger villages, while agriturismos (working farms with accommodations similar to B&Bs) are more common in rural areas. And we always make sure you have access to inspired regional cuisine, and the best panoramas you can get in the Dolomites!

Want to learn more about our Mountain Inns & Rifugi?            
Rifugi – or mountain huts in English – are the classic accommodation for hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and ski mountaineers in the Alps. Set in spectacular locations high in the Dolomites, rifugi are accessible only on foot (with a few exceptions that are reachable by car). These marvelous establishments are open primarily in the summer, with a select few in winter, and offer meals and sleeping facilities.

The Dolomite rifugi are considered the best in the Alps. While some are dormitory style with bunk beds, many meet the standard of a simple guest house with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and each has its own unique character and charm. Bedding and linens are provided, hot showers are available, and meals are served in common dining areas – like a small mountain inn set high in the mountains with the most incredible vistas in the Dolomites. Whether you’re hiking in summer or skiing in winter, an overnight rifugio stay is not to miss on a Dolomite holiday.

To learn even more about rifugi in the Dolomites, check out our Rifugios in the Dolomites article, and learn about one of the best ways to experience these incredible mountains!

Climbing route difficulty and skill levels:
Level 2: Advanced level, climbing grades 5- to 6-
Level 3: Expert level, climbing grades 6- to 7-  

Guided: Guide Ratio 1-2 climbers per guide

Still want more? Why not extend your adventure!
Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!


All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Guided Trip for grade IV - IV+ 
From € 1.480 per person (minimum 2 participants)

Guided Trip from grade V 
From € 1.620 per person (minimum 2 participants)

UPGRADE your hotel to 4-star or 5-star, please contact us for a quotation.
High Season Dates:  17th July - 29th August 2021 —- 5% increase on costs

Helicopter Sightseeing & Airport Transfers – There's Nothing Else Like It!
Take to the skies for an aerial look at the spectacular Dolomite Mountains, and make memories to last a lifetime! Whether on a panoramic sightseeing ride or an airport transfer, you'll appreciate a bird's eye view of the stunning scenery aboard state-of-the-art single engine helicopters. With over 30 years in operation, our experienced pilots and ground crew employ the utmost safety standards, quality, and service. Contact us for a quotation.
Rides are weather dependent. Heli-transfers from/to airports require advanced reservation. In-resort rides can be reserved with shorter notice.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 3 nights accommodation in B&B in Alta Badia or Cortina (3-star)
  • All breakfasts
  • Local English, German, and/or Italian speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide for 2 days
  • Climbing equipment
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request.

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