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High Mountain trail to the Ortles Summit

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  • The Ortler mountain is the highest peak in the Alto Adige. 
    The Ortler mountain is the highest peak in the Alto Adige. 
    Photo: Hanspaul Menara
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Distance 20.8 km
8:59 h
2,080 m
2,080 m
3,890 m
1,845 m
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High mountain trek to the epic mountain, the highest peak in Alto Adige

The road to Stelvio takes you toSolda - Sulden (1906 m, tourist resort). Route 4 is a zigzag hike through woods, meadows, and moraines, passing the Rifugio Tabaretta (2,556 m, 2 hours) and leading to the col of Bärenkopf (2,877 m);  Heading south we will be climbing another col (2,903 m) and arriving at the Rifugio Payer (3,020 m; 3:30 hours). After an overnight stay, we will follow the green markers to cross the rocky ridge west of the Punta Tabaretta, and then descend a narrow col (2,980 m, the top of a huge glaciated channel). We will then climb a rocky wall, exposed and vertical in parts but equipped with fixed chains and climbing aids. This 50-metre climb with a few 2-grade sections is not difficult and climbing to the last spur is facilitated by the use of a fixed spike. After we have reached the shoulder of the glacier (3,100 m approx.) the rest of the pathway is on ice and requires the use of crampons all the way. The track crosses a steep slope leading to the hollow valley

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