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Cima Vertana - Vertainspitze High Mountain trail

Solda (Sulden)
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Informationen zur Tour Cima Vertana - Vertainspitze High Mountain trail

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  • Duration
    6:15 h
  • Distance
    9.3km
  • Altitude
    1240 m
  • Altitude
    1240 m
  • Max. height
    3538 m
The high mountain landscape of Solda is dominated by the three magnificent Ortles peaks, Zebrù and Gran Zebrù to the south-west, but there are also superb peaks to the north-east which overlook the Zay valley, of which the Cima Vertana is the highest in the Lasa mountain range

Directions


Take the «Kanzel» ski lift at Santa Gertrude – Sankt Gertraud a Solda – Sulden (1,844 m); from the upper terminal (2,348 m, restaurant) follow route 12 across meadows, and then take route 13 at the intersection eastwards going up the moraine until you reach the ice tongue of the Rosim glacier (2,900 m). The track continues on a steep upwards slope of gravel and rocks bordered by stone figures. At 3,200 metres turn left heading towards a shoulder to cross a snow-filled hollow valley (if icy walk around it). From the base of the steep summit (3,400m approx) you can reach the cross (3,545 m, 3:30 hours from the ski lift) either walking on the terraces or on the boulders along the west ridge. Return via the same route.

Starting point

From the terminal at the top of the Kanzel ski lift

Target point

From the terminal at the top of the Kanzel ski lift

Parking

Parking is available at the terminal at the foot of the Kanzel cable car

Public transportation

Public bus (Line 271) from Malles - Mals and Spondigna - Spondinig to Solda - Sulden.

Directions

From Merano or Resia continue towards Spondigna - Spondinig, then turn off to Prato allo Stelvio and continue towards Solda.

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