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The mountain Orecchio di Lepre in Val Venosta.
Photo: Hanspaul Menara
Distance 12.9 km
Summit of perpetual ice Hasenöhrl Peak is the easternmost glaciated summit of the Ortler Mountains; it is one of the "easy" 3ooo-metre-plus peaks. The strange name of this very scenic mountain derives, so authors suggest, from ancient times: asinara means "donkey" or "mule" and refers to one of the nearby transit points.
Coming from Laces (Latsch), go to the valley station of the chairlift and take it up to Tarscher Alm alpine pasture (1,940 m). From there, follow Trail No. 1 on foot along the forest bordering the ski run to the barn at Pfara Alm alpine pastures and a weather cross (2,436 m); turn right here, and follow signs for Hasenöhrl across the northwestern slope of Marchegg Mountain, over to Latscher Joch Pass (2,507 m, missing from some maps; 1.5 hours from Tarscher Alm). From there, it’s a good trail on a hillside and along a stone ridge up to Blauen Schneide (2,915 m) then flat for a bit, and then a steep grade over rocks, not difficult, to a secondary peak with cairns (3,026 m). From there, over the horizontal, serrated ridge (a bit trickier spot, with a couple of iron pegs), and finally a slightly inclined ridge, along a marked trail, to the big summit cross. From Latscher Joch, about 2.5 hrs. Descent: same trail as the ascent; you can also opt to take Trail No. 2 from Latscher Joch up to
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