Fanes' places: the Furcia dai Fers
and lonely group, dominating the Pederù
valley, connected by the saddle with the same name (="Irons'
Saddle") with the ridge that borders the basin of the alpe
di Fanes piccola.
mount Furcia dai Fers consists of two peaks, named
Inner and Outer (m 2489 e m 2534 resp.). Both
tops are technically easy but uncomfortable to reach; first
climbed by local hunters.
is unclear whether the legend refers either to the saddle of
to the mountaintops as the background of the Fanes' last desperate
battle and of the final slaughter of their people. According
to logic, one might suppose that the Fanes, who climbed the
steep, ravinous gully, tried to defend the saddle by discharging
boulders upon their enemies, but were later pursued and massacred
up to the rocks of the top: but this is nothing more than guesswork.
visible from: Alpe
di Fanes piccola, ju di Limo, alpe di
Sennes, Pederù, Tamersc
Furcia dai Fers saddle and mount Furcia
dai Fers, seen from the Alpe di Fanes piccola
area difficult to reach and pathless.
The place names reported by maps are uncertain also. The
Furcia dai Fers saddle m 2320 can be reached
through scree slopes and rocks from the road to the Fanes
hut (m 1988); from the saddle, the first peak of mount
Furcia dai Fers, m 2489, can be attained with
a 1st grade climb over ridges, gullies and scree slopes;
the same type of difficulties must be overcome to reach
the second peak, that dominates Pederù