ApproachYou reach the Palon de la Mare peak through its normal route and, in the same day you can continue the trip on the ridge to "Cevedale" (2 hours) and come back to "refuge Ghiacciaio Ai Forni" by the Cevedale normal route. It belongs 5 hours from the "Palon de la mare" peak to the refuge. If you you have some problem to complete the round trip, you can sleep in bivouac Colombo, situated on the ridge between the "Palon de la Mare" and "Cevedale" peaks. Sleeping in this bivouac, the second day you should reaching Monte Vioz through this route.
Palon de la Mare (on the left), Cevedale (on the center) and Zufallspitze (on the right in the shadow) seen from Monte Vioz
Route DescriptionYou have to go down leads to Col de la Mare (m.3442), near Bivacco Colombo. You cross to Cima del M. Ròsole (m.3536) until the pass with the same name of the mountain (m.3502 - easy rock passages quite exposed) from where, you arrive on the Monte Cevedale peak (m.3769), highest point of the tour. By Cevedale Normal route (look the description in the Cevedale page) you lead Refuge Casati (ore 4-5, PD).
The ridge between the two peaks
Essential GearIce-axe, crampons, rope, a good pair of sunglasses and warm clothes.
MAPS and BOOKS
- Tabacco 1:25000
- Kompass 72 "Ortles Cevedale"
- CAI-TCI - ORTLES CEVEDALE by Gino Buscaini (1984)