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Punta della Vedretta/Im hinteren Eis

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  • Mountainhut Bella Vista
    / Mountainhut Bella Vista
    Photo: Tv Schnalstal, Schnals
  • Punta di Vedretta
    / Punta di Vedretta
    Photo: Tv Schnalstal, Schnals
  • / Punta di Vedretta
    Photo: Tv Schnalstal, Schnals
  • / Mountainhut Bella Vista
    Photo: Tv Schnalstal, Schnals
  • / Punta di Vedretta
    Photo: Tv Schnalstal, Schnals
  • / Punta di Vedretta
    Photo: Tv Schnalstal, Schnals
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closed
moderate
Distance 12.5 km
5:53 h
1,716 m
1,716 m
3,257 m
2,012 m
This unglaciated peak on the southern edge of the Ötztal Alps is on the border between Italy and Austria and is one of the easiest 3000 m-peaks to climb in the mountain range. It offers a wonderful panorama view towards the southern Schnalstal Valley and the Weißkugel (3,739 m a.s.l.).
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
3,257 m
Lowest point
2,012 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.756559, 10.782880
DMS
46°45'23.6"N 10°46'58.4"E
UTM
32T 636157 5179655
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Turn-by-turn directions

The glacier train will take you up to 3,212 m in only 6 minutes. At the mountain station, follow the signposts and, behind the cable car building, take trail no. 3 down to the Grawand chair lift station, which is relatively snow and ice-free, depending on the time of the year. After the chair lift station, the marked trail goes downwards over gentle rocky terrain. However, particular care is required in some places.  While the short rocky steps are not difficult, they do require your full attention. You then have to take a short climb to get to the refuge hut, Bella Vista, which certainly lives up to its name. From this vantage point, you can take in the magnificent view of the Hochjochferner glacier, the Wildspitze, the Finailspitze and the view down into the Ötztal Valley. The trail up to the summit is signposted directly behind the lodge sauna and is marked with cairns. After a hike of about an hour over rising rocky terrain, the hiker is greeted with a magnificent view and more cairns.  Use the same trail to go back down to the hut. The descent into Maso Corto/Kurzras is along an easy bridle path (A3). Further along the trail we pass a watery depression in which archaeologists found silica (stela). This is why we assume that this was a spot where pre-historic hunters lay in wait for their prey.

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Getting there

Naturno/Naturns - Schnalstal Valley - Maso Corto/Kurzras

Coordinates

DD
46.756559, 10.782880
DMS
46°45'23.6"N 10°46'58.4"E
UTM
32T 636157 5179655
w3w 
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • 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
  • 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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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.5 km
Duration
5:53 h
Ascent
1,716 m
Descent
1,716 m
Highest point
3,257 m
Lowest point
2,012 m

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