SKI TOURING

The Pasquale mountain is a natural spectacle but even an open-air museum, rich in Big War evidences conserved by the glaciers.

Belonging to the Ortles-Cevedale group, the Pasquale mountain is famous for its north-western wall from the spherical form and sit of a well-known iced-way; the north-eastern wall which has in common with the Cevedale the Cedèc glacier and the easy way of the south-western crest; adding the steep and snowy downhill along the south-eastern wall, for the ski-mountaineering lovers who want to do the whole crossing (it is possible to do even on the contrary) profiting by the stunning and panoramic views. The Pasquale mountain is a natural spectacle but even an open-air museum, rich in Big War evidences conserved by the glaciers.

Difficulty: BSA good skier alpinist

Period: From the first part of March till half May

Start altitude: 2178 Forni mountain hut

Finish altitude: 3553m

Altitude gap: 1375 m

Exposition: S-E from Rosole valley / S-W-NW-N-E from Vedretta di Cedec

Help point: the Forni mountain hut can be reached from Santa Caterina Valfurva along the street which goes up to Forni valley. Open from the first days of March.

Uphill time: 3/4h according to the general snow conditions and its own training.

Cartography: Kompass 072, Stelvio National Park 1: 50 000 – Tabacco 08 Ortles-Cevedale 1: 25 000

To consult: Snow and avalanche by ARPA Lombardia – www.arpalombardia.it/meteo – 8488.37077 – Snow and weather bulletin AINEVA – www.aineva.it – 0461.230030

Material: ski-mountaineering base + ARTVA (avalanche detector), snow shovel and snow probe
It is important to remember that the itineraries are in part on ice or difficult flat, therefore it is important and likely to have the whole mountaineering material for the progression and self-help.

Monte Pasquale | Forni2000