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Cima Presanella peak

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m 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km STAVEL "FRANCESCO DENZA" STAVEL "FRANCESCO DENZA"
An Alpine climb to the highest summit in the Adamello-Presanella group (3.558m).
difficult
Distance 19.4 km
8:43 h
1,803 m
1,803 m
3,506 m
1,856 m
This is the highest altitude inland in the whole of Trentino and from where you can enjoy a vast panorama, from the peaks of Monte Rosa to the Austrian Alti Tauri. This climb should be undertaken only with all the correct equipment and previous physical training.

Author’s recommendation

Presanella, offers a breath-taking view: to the south the Adamello group with its glaciers and to the north the Ortles-Cevedale group.
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Update: July 23, 2019
Difficulty
II, 35°, PDdifficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,506 m
Lowest point
1,856 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
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First ascent
25th August 1864, Beachcroft, Freshfield, Walker, Devouassoud, Delpero

Rest stops

STAVEL "FRANCESCO DENZA"

Safety information

This is a climb, which requires previous experience at high altitudes: to take on this route in total safety entrust the professionalism of the Val di Sole Alpine Guides.

  • Choose a route which is suitable and in line with your preparation.
  • Leave information of your itinerary and approximate return time.
  • Pay attention to the signs and indications found on the way.
  • Do not hesitate to return if necessary.
  • In case of accident or emergency, call 118.

All the information given in this profile is subject to change or alteration and therefore not always absolutely valid. It is not possible to completely avoid inaccuracies due to the very rapid changes in weather or environmental conditions, which can verify themselves without warning. For this reason, we accept No responsibility for eventual changes, which may affect the person involved. We strongly advise that weather and/or environmental conditions be checked before departure.

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

We recommend that the climb should be divided over two days. It is preferable to leave at first light for the climb towards the Cima Presanella.
SUPPORT POINT: Rifugio Stavel F.Denza (2298m)

Rifugio Denza
Val di Sole Mountain Guide
Weather in Trentino
Val di Sole Tourist Board

Start

Pozzi Alti car park (1,882 m)
Coordinates:
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UTM
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Destination

Cima Presanella peak

Turn-by-turn directions

EEA - Escursionisti Esperti con Attrezzature (Expert Equipped Hike)

Departure point is from the Pozzi Alti car park (1.884m) reachable by way of an old military dirt road, which begins at Stavel, near the village of Vermiglio. The 6km long road is accessible without a permit. If you wish to walk this road, take the SAT 233, which leads to the ex-Fort Pozzi Alti (1h 30 mins), one of the old Austrian-Hungarian military posts which defended Passo del Tonale.

From the car park take the SAT 233 slightly uphill and cross a tunnel dug out of the rocks and a few canals until reaching the sign SAT 206 which comes directly from Stavel. Follow the path towards Rifugio Stavel F. Denza (2.298m) which can be found on a rocky ridge at an altitude of 2.298m.

From the rifugio the SAT 206 rises steeply to start with and then follows a moraine which leads to Passo Cercen (3.022m) reachable passing some rocky plates. From here, travelling up the glacier you will reach Sella Freshfield named after one of the first climbers on Presenella in 1864. Descent from here on the Vedretta di Nardis and going around the Cima Vermiglio and a final ridge you will arrive to the cross of Cima Presanella (3.558m).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Trento (Verona-Brennero line) and from here, take the Trento-Malè-Mezzana (Val di Sole) local train. There are buses from all stations. For the latest timetable go to www.valdisole.net/EN/Public-Transportation.

Getting there

FROM BOLOGNA-VERONA AND FROM BRENNERO
Take the A22 motorway and exit at Trento Nord (if you are coming from the south) or S. Michele all’Adige (if you coming from the north). Proceed in direction Cles, Val di Non, Val di Sole until reaching Vermiglio.

FROM BERGAMO-BRESCIA
Proceed along the SS42 (direction Passo Tonale) until reaching Vermiglio.

Follow the signs from here to Velon. Immediately after Hotel Baita Velon take the dirt road, which to Forte Pozzi Alti.

Parking

Pozzi Alti Car Park (6km from Vermiglio)

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Carta escursionistica Val di Sole 1:50.000 (Alpenwelt)
Kompass 638 Adamello and 639 Presanella 1:25.000
Tabacco Adamello-Presanella 1:25.000 (N. 052)
Tabacco Brenta Adamello-Presanella Val di Sole 1:50.000 (N. 010)

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Equipment

This climb is suitable only for experts fitted out with the correct equipment such as, rope snaphook and harness, an ice axe, an iron spike and helmet. Waterproof clothes, light but warm (the first layer of clothing in contact with the skin, should be made of polypropylene, a second layer should be of wool or felt (for insulation) and the third layer, waterproof windcheater raincoat in nylon or Gore-Tex, long trousers, mountain boots, gloves and hat, a change of clothes, rucksack and water bottle, skin cream and sun glasses and personal items.

Questions and answers

Question from Edoardo Sibilia  · February 02, 2021 · Community
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Answered by Riccardo Maggio · February 02, 2021 · Community

Rating

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Tommaso Baldini
August 04, 2020 · Community
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Cresta nord-est
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Presanella
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Ghiacciaio
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Croce di vetta
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Discesa
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Alessandro Cisamolo
October 17, 2018 · Community
mercoledì 17 ottobre 2018, 23:57
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Difficulty
II, 35°, PDdifficult
Distance
19.4 km
Duration
8:43 h
Ascent
1,803 m
Descent
1,803 m
Highest point
3,506 m
Lowest point
1,856 m
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