Croda del Becco is nicknamed by the people
of Cortina Cul de Ra Badessa (The Abbess's
Ass) for its rounded shape and whitish colour. The Abbess
was that of Sonnenberg, at the end of the Badia
valley, who owned a huge territory and used to have
harsh litigations with all her neighbours, not last
with the bishop of Bressanone himself.
IlPalo - http://www.sassodiasiago.it/dal_sito_www_ilpalo_net.htm)
Fanes' places: the Alps of Sennes/Fosses
are a large karstic plateau, at altitudes between 2000 and 2300
metres, stretching from mount Sella di Sennes, West,
to the Croda Rossa
group, East. Their northern side is bordered by a sequence of
tops, between which the Croda del Becco stands out,
that dominate the val Foresta and the
lake of Braies;
their southern side declines steeply over the Tamersc
valley, valley of Rudo and Pederù.
plateaus (the Main
is covered by Liassic
barren, covered by humps and dolines;
Sennes almost completely waterless, Fosses
with some small lakes; several caves
Orienteering, specially in case of fog, may be a problem.
Biella Hut m 2327, Sennes
Hut m 2122, Fodara Vedla Hut
del Becco m 2810 (German Seekofl,
Ladinian Sass dla Porta), showing characteristically
oblique strata, can be reached with no climbing difficulties
from the Biella Hut (first ascertained climb, Grohmann and Vileit,
rather exhaustive recognition of the features of the terrain
can be performed along the following itinerary: Pederù
m 1540; Fodara Vedla hut m 1972, 1 1/4 hs.; Sennes
hut m 2122 3/4 hs.; Biella hut m 2327 1 h.; pass
of Sennes m 2519 1 1/4 hs.; Sennes hut
1 h.; Pederù 1 h.
As an alternative starting point, instead of Pederù
it is possible to start from the Ra Stua
Hut m 1668, in the upper Boite valley.
di Fosses from the Biella Hut
Flavio Dall'Agnol - http://www.dallagnol.org)
advisable, the climb from the Biella hut to the
Croda del Becco m 2810, elementary, 1 h; from
the pass of Sennes, to mount Sella di Sennes
m 2787, elementary, 45 min.