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Cima di Lago Bianco - Weissseespitze High Mountain Trail

Curon (Graun)
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Informationen zur Tour Cima di Lago Bianco - Weissseespitze High Mountain Trail

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  • Duration
    11:30 h
  • Distance
    23.3km
  • Altitude
    1670 m
  • Altitude
    1670 m
  • Max. height
    3501 m
High Mountain Trail from Rifugio Pio XI to the highest peak across the giant glacier

Directions


From Melag di Vallelunga – Langtaufers we reach the Rifugio Weisskugel (Pio X, 2542 m, 2:30 hours' walking time) as detailed in the previous route (see) for an overnight stay. The trail along the signposted Richter route is fairly flat for most of the hike to the small waterfall. We then climb up a zigzag trail on the edge of the Gepatschferner glacier. Any overhanging sections are equipped with a safety cable. This initially flat glacier soon gives way to a steeper side slope and beyond the giant ice block we will traverse an area with many exposed crevasses. The trail continues on a mostly flat glacier. We follow the track keeping an eye out for cracks buried under the snow. The last section is on rock and boulders leading up to the cross on the summit (3,532 m; 4 hours from the Rifugio). Return via the same route.

Starting point

Melag in Vallelunga

Target point

Melag in Vallelunga

Specificity

Most difficult ascent mainly on glaciated slopes. Tolerance of high altitudes and experience of mountaineering are normally required. One of the longest ice treks in Alto Adige.

Parking

Parking is available at Melag

Public transportation

Public services from the Malles - Mals station to Vallelunga - Lantauferer Tal (change at Curon - Graun).

Directions

From Merano head for Passo Resia to Curon - Graun, from here turn right and walk up the Vallelunga - Langtauferer Tal to the village of Melag.

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