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Trekking to the Piz Starlex

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  • The rugged walls of the Piz Starlex
    The rugged walls of the Piz Starlex
    Photo: Hanspaul Menara
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Distance 10.1 km
5:45 h
1,299 m
1,299 m
Bizarre shapes
Dolomitic massif in Val Müstàir

In Alta Val Venosta at the crossroads for Sluderno – Schluderns pass by Tubre – Taufers and continue through the Avigna valley until the no entry point (ca. 1800 m). Along path 1 go uphill to the Mangitz alpine hut (1836 m) and along path 4 (signposting “Piz Starlex”) to the Starlex shepherd’s alpine hut (2119 m, one hour). Continue through the woods then on an open pasture along the path (sometimes missing) crossing a mountain saddle with signposting until you reach a rocky mountain rib. The route becomes more demanding and you have to struggle between a steep canal full of rubble, boulders and sometimes snow and ice with a passage of 1° superior on rock, being careful of falling stones. You reach a mountain saddle on the south-west ridge where you find a short path shaped open vertical canal that guides easily to the flat summit and the cross (3066 m). In just a few minutes you reach the highest point of the mountain (3075 m, 3 hours from the Starlez alpine hut). Go back to the

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