SKI TOURING

Discovering the top of the red blades.

Elegant and pyramidal summit, mantled by huge glaciers which dominate the horizon with an unique profile, the Tresero peak is an inalienable aim because of its magnificent panorama which offers on the Ortles-Cevedale group, but even for its alpinist vocation (here Achille Compagnoni was bored, the conquer of K2).
Elegant and pyramidal summit, mantled by huge glaciers which dominate the horizon with an unique profile, the Tresero peak is an inalienable aim because of its magnificent panorama which offers on the Ortles-Cevedale group, but even for its alpinist vocation (here Achille Compagnoni was bored, the conquer of K2). According to the direction that you have taken, the Tresero peak is the first or the last peak that you meet along the well-known crossing of “13 peaks”, characterized by never-ending peaks over 3300 m. Rich in glacial environment along every wall, it is a goal beloved for ski-mountaineering, above all for the oriental wall. Once arrived at the top, you need just to change the skins with skies and choose one from the enthusiastic downhill which are available to return to Forni mountain hut.

Difficulty: OSA – very good skier alpinist, MSA – medium skier alpinist if the skies are left under the southern canal

Period: From the first part of March till half May

Start altitude: 2178 Forni mountain hut

Finish altitude: 3595 m

Altitude gap: 1417 m – 1445 m passing from the car park under Forni mountain hut

Exposition: NW-N-NE-E

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.

Ski Touring Pizzo Tresero | Forni2000