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The mountain summit: Cima Barba d'Orsa di Fuori
Photo: Tappeiner Ag
Distance 17.2 km
On alpine terrain Spring route!
Ascent: along the valley as far as the Melager Alm (1,970 m). We continue on the right-hand side of the stream as far as the entrance to the moraine. From here there are three possible routes: a) straight up, initially on a gentle slope which then gets steeper and steeper, to the right along the Vedretta della Fontana (Freibrunner Ferner), keeping an eye out for crevasses. b) up along the valley slope near the moraine, then turn right to the Vedretta di Barba d’Orso (Bärenbartferner) and continue uphill, initially in the centre then along the right side. At 3,267 m above sea level we reach the right-hand ridge, and then head south-west to reach the summit.
c) passing the Rifugio Pio XI at the Palla Bianca (2,542 m, open in spring, get more information!): head towards the rifugio or the summer trail (signposted 2) or along the valley to the left of the moraine. From the rifugio go down a gentle slope to the right towards the Vedretta di Vallelunga (Langtauferer Ferner) then up a steep
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