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High Alpine Tour to the Ortler

Solda/Sulden, Stilfs/Stelvio, Vinschgau/Val Venosta
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In order to climb the summit of king Ortles at 3905m, you should stay the day before at the Julius-Payer hut (3.029m). After spending the night at the hut, you will climb up to the "Wandl", which is probably the technically most difficult part of the entire ascent. Now we cross the somewhat steep traverse at the upper end of the "Eisrinne", which has meanwhile become outdated in the upper section and which leads us over the "Bärenloch" up to "Tschierfegg" where the biv. Lombardi is located. This section has become more difficult in recent years due to the severe glacier retreat and you have to overcome a challenging ramp. The "Tschierfegg" is immediately followed by crevasse-rich terrain and a rather steep slope. Above we reach the gentle Ortler plateau where the ascent to the summit is moderate.

Distance 2.5 Km
Duration 4h:30 min
Ascent 900 m
Descent 900 m
Highest point 3905 m
Lowest point 3029 m
Tour Details

A challenging high tour to the summit of King Ortler (the highest mountain in South Tyrol). An unforgettable experience for every mountain climber.


From Spondigna/Spondinig via the street to the Stelvio Pass SS 38 to Gomagoi, then left to Solda. From Spondigna to the parking area is it approx. 20 km.

In order to get to the starting point, the parking area at the beginning of the village is the most suitable.