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Becher Peak and the Becher mountain refuge

Racines (Ratschings)
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Informationen zur Tour Becher Peak and the Becher mountain refuge

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    11:30 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    1730 m
  • Altitude
    1730 m
  • Max. height
    3140 m
Mount Becher (3,200 m) emerges like an island from a frozen sea (the Übeltalferner glacier) offering spectacular views and stunning scenery. There is a unique mountain refuge instead of a cross at the summit: the highest in Alto Adige.


From the head of the Val di Ridanna (1,417 m, Museum of old quarries, road from Vipiteno) we will follow route 9, walking up through a forest and along the mountain stream of Aglsboden, then to the small Grohmannhütte (Rifugio Vedretta Piana, 2,254 m, open occasionally), and to the Rifugio Vedretta Pendente – Teplitzer Hütte (2,586 m, sleeps 50; 3.5 hours). We will continue on boulders and sheer rocks, passing near the frozen lake of Übeltalsee, on a moraine and taking extra care when crossing a section of the glacier We will eventually reach the peak of the Becher on a route which is equipped with fixed ropes. (3,195 m, refuge sleeping approx. 70; 2.5 – 3 hours from the previous refuge). Return is via the same route (at least 5 hours)

Starting point

Down the Ridanna - Ridnaun Valley

Target point

Head of Ridanna (Ridnaun) Valley


Exposed route secured by fixed ropes


Down the Ridanna - Ridnaun Valley

Public transportation

By train to Vipiteno and bus to Masseria - Maiern. 20 minutes' walking distance down the valley.


Along the Val d'Isarco to Vipiteno, Stanga - Stange and all the way to Ridanna (di dentro) - Innerridnaun down the valley.

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