Rifugios in the Dolomites

Italian Dolomites from the Legendary Rifugios

June 20–27, 2023

The Dolomites offer a combination of epic beauty and excellent access to one of the most spectacular mountain ranges on the planet. This jagged range of mountains, located in northeastern Italy, is dotted by huts—called rifugi, or rifugios—which offer warm camaraderie, a great night’s sleep, and plenty of comfort food to sustain you during the day. The rifugios are easily accessed by ski lifts, gondolas, and/or a short walk. But most importantly, they put you right where you need to be to photograph these unusual mountains in the sweet light. The rifugios vary in their degree of luxury, but all provide a cozy bunk, plenty of warm blankets, and a hot meal. We will use vans to travel between the rifugios and have planned ample time to reach the scenic locations to enjoy the late and early light.

Expect breathtaking vistas, a variety of atmospheric conditions, and plenty to photograph! Throughout the workshop, you’ll learn about correct exposure, composition, camera settings, focus-stacking for extreme sharpness through an entire scene, how to use neutral density and polarizing filters, and much more.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this trip—you will be walking around on trails at elevations between 7,000–9,000 feet. Access hikes into the Rifugios are under a mile. No technical climbing is involved, and elevation gain will be moderate. There will be additional hiking to locations surrounding the Rifugios, based on the weather and conditions.

Jun 20, 2023 - Jun 27, 2023
Activity Level
Moderate - You can handle 3-4 hours of moderate hiking per day, on uneven ground in an alpine environment at elevations up to 9,000 feet.
Your Pros
Marc Muench, Luka Esenko
Group Size
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Limited to 8 Guests