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Punta Bianca (Hoher Weißzint)

Selva dei Molini (Mühlwald)
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Informationen zur Tour Punta Bianca (Hoher Weißzint)

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    5:30 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    1460 m
  • Altitude
    1460 m
  • Max. height
    3316 m
Superb hike between the Gran Pilastro and the Mesule, ideal in spring and late spring.



We go across the dam to the other side of the lake until we reach the stream that comes out of the Valle della Pipa (Pfeifholdertal). We go as far as the edge of the wood via the steep summer route. We continue up to the valley without much difficulty until we arrive below the Rifugio Ponte di Ghiaccio (Edelrauthütte). We go up a slope on the right-hand side first straight, then diagonally right, at about 2,800 m, then turn left and reach a small plateau. After a series of ups and downs we go up a moderately steep slope to the Forcella Alta di Punta Bianca (Obere Weißzintscharte, 3,183 m). From here we reach the highest point of the Gran Pilastro glacier. We go across the south-western crest of the Punta Bianca (Hoher Weißzint), and reach a hollow (keep an eye out for crevasses!). We go up a steep slope to the shoulder on the right-hand side of the summit. We continue ahead on the left-hand side of a mound, until we reach the foot of the summit (here we leave our skis) and reach the summit on foot. If the trail is good we can go up (very steep!) directly from the Forcella A. di Punta Bianca to the pass below the summit.

Descent: via the same route; we can descend to the lower section of the Valle della Pipa along the first or second canyon.

Starting point

Lake Neves dam (1,860 m)

Target point

Lake Neves dam (1,860 m)


Direction: east – south – west
Difficulty for skiers: average
Difficulty for hikers: average; crampons recommended


Parking is available near the Lake Neves dam (1,860 m)

Public transportation


From Brunico in the Val Pusteria we head towards the Aurina Valley. Once we reach Molini di Tures we follow the route to Lappago and continue as far as Lake Neves; approx. 30 km. Warning: the road to Lappago – Lake Neves (4 km) is accessible to cars only from 1 May

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