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Alta Via di Günther Messner

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  • The high route Gütnther - Messner includes a crossing of the small Dolomitic Odle di Eores.
    The high route Gütnther - Messner includes a crossing of the small Dolomitic Odle di Eores.
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Distance 14.9 km
8:23 h
1,163 m
1,163 m
Crossing Odle di Eores (Aferer Geiseln) Peak
This path, which crosses the small Dolomitic Odle di Eores (Aferer Geiseln), was named after a mountaineer from Funes (Villnöß), who set off on expedition to Nanga Parbat in 1970 and never returned.

Ascent: Start at the Russiskreuz (lit: Russian Cross) at the northern foot of Aferer Geiseln Peak (1,729 metres; parking), which is accessed from Funes (Villnöß) on the street leading to Passo dello Erbe (Würzjoch) Pass. Follow trail markings for GM and 32A, heading south along a forest path, which is steep up to the tree line then has only a moderate grade (a slightly exposed position is secured), to a spring with a water trough on the western slope of Aferer Geiseln Peak (2,060 m); just over an hour from Russiskreuz. High Trail: from the water trough, stay with markings for GM, first flat across the grassy slopes of a little notch and quickly east at the crossroads (left: GM, right: 32 A). Turn left, up grassy slopes, and there is another flat crossing, past a large crater area, under the rock walls to the east, until you are under the cone-shaped Tullen Peak. From there, over scree and crags up to a fork, and turn right, towards the east, across cable-secured rock up to a further

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