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To the Casati hut

Alpine tour · Vinschgau
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  • Casati hut
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    Photo: Harald Wisthaler, Sulden, Ortlergebiet
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moderate
Distance 3.9 km
2:10 h
674 m
0 m
3,237 m
2,567 m

The Casati hut is situated in the Ortles Cevedale group with the expandest glacier in Europe. The panorama is beautiful with a view of Val Martello, Solda and Val Cedec.
An attraction are the 3 World War I cannons, 20 min. from the hut.
The hut has 180 beds with rooms with 2, 4 and 6 beds. 

Difficulty
III moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,237 m
Lowest point
2,567 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Turn-by-turn directions

Take the cable car Sulden to the Schaubach hut and from there in southern direction to the Suldenferner. Over the moderately ascending glacier, the path is slightly uphill. Then go on to the Eisseepass and in succession to the Langenferner and than you arrive at the Casati hut.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

From Spondigna/Spondinig via the street to the Stelvio Pass SS 38 to Gomagoi, then left to Solda. From Spondigna to the parking area is it approx. 20 km.

Coordinates

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

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • 35-45 liter rucksack  (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Hiking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • B2 or B3 mountaineering boots
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Ice axes (basic or technical with hammer and adze as required)
  • C2-C3 crampons with anti-balling plates (as required by route and to match boots)  
  • Single rope
  • Half ropes
  • Twin ropes
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  • Set of nuts
  • Double set of nuts
  • Small nuts
  • Medium nuts
  • Large nuts
  • Nut tool
  • Tricam(s)
  • Ball nut(s)
  • (Active) Camming device(s) for wider cracks such as the Gipsy
  • Hexentric(s)
  • Progress capture pulley(s) such as the Petzl Traxion
  • Micro ascender(s) such as the Petzl TiBloc
  • Pitons and hammer
  • Set of ice screws
  • Short ice screws
  • Medium ice screws
  • Long ice screws
  • V-Thread tool
  • 2x Harness tool holder such as the Ice Clipper or Caritool
  • Quickdraws
  • Locking device

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
III moderate
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
674 m
Highest point
3,237 m
Lowest point
2,567 m

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