Day 1: Acclimatisation walk for altitude and heat, very hot, cable car from Campitello to Col Rodella (2484m), walked to Rif Friedrich August (2298m) before continuing onto Rif Sandro Pertini (2300m). Detour, steep ground work down valley to pick up track back to Campitello.
Day 2: Drove out to Arabba to get the Porta Vesco lift (2478m) to attempt the Via Ferrata Delle Trincee (VF4B). Very steep start, crux in first 20m, traversed the Crepes De Padon, many WW1 ruins and tunnels, passed escape route to pick up VF La Mesola which finished through extensive tunnels, summited Mesolina (2642m) before descending to Rif P. So Padon before following the 680 Geologico path back to Porta Vesco. Some of the hottest climbing I have ever done.
Day 3: Rest day and campsite chores.
Day 4: Early start, drove out o Pas Gardena to attempt VF Brigata Tridenta VF3B, third group on the wire, excellent route with some epic exposure for the grade, very loud cloud, much cooler day. Bridge towards end of the route was impressive, continued up to summit Pisciadu (2585m), descended path 666. Drove out to Marmolada to work out logistics for summit attempt of Punta Penia.
Day 5: Late start after some campsite chores, took lift to col Rodella again to attempt VF Rodella VF3A, excellent climbing on good rock, very impressive views of Val di Fassa and beyond.
Day 6: Rest day and campsite chores.
Day 7: Another late start, overslept our alarm! We drove out to attempt to summit Punta Penia (3343m) via the West Ridge VF3D, it had snowed heavily overnight. The route consisted of two glacier crossings, some scrambling, wire work both climbing and stemples before finishing up the snowy ridge in fairly deep powder to the summit. The descent required good alpine rope work, we were roped together for the duration which included moving together down a large snow slope before some down climbing and then onto a steep glacier with significant crevasses. Excellent day out and very motivating.
Day 8: Rest day and campsite chores.
Day 9: Relaxed day with two new Swiss climbing friends in the area, simple climbing on Piz da Cir V VF2A, originally (our objective was VF Sandro Pertini but this has recently been removed). Lift up from Selva, short VF, quite hard to find (2500m), linked up the route with a traverse along broken ground to the Gran Cir before walking down the valley back to Selva.