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Ski tour via Travignolo glacier
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Ski tour via Travignolo glacier

 

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Location: Trentino, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.28970°N / 11.82980°E

Object Title: Ski tour via Travignolo glacier

Route Type: Ski tour

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty:

  • Hard ski tour, only for experienced ski mountaineers
  • elevation gain: about 1.500 meters
  • Best period: from March to May

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Page By: viktor stuffer

Created/Edited: Oct 24, 2005 / Nov 21, 2005

Object ID: 167254

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Approach


Take the motorway A22 exit “Egna, Ora/Neumarkt, Auer” and continue along road SS48. At Predazzo turn right onto road SS50 and follow “Passo Valles” signs. Stop at the parking place at the begin of “Val Venegia” valley, about 1.700 meters altitude, which is the starting point of the trip.

Route Description


Wonderful ski tour with a highlight: the exciting ascent over the Travignolo glacier among the vertical walls of Cima Vezzana left and Cimon della Pala right, up to the Travignolo saddle.


The continuous line shows the ascent over the Travignolo glacier up to the Travignolo saddle. The broken line shows the not visible part of the ascent over the E slope.


Even tough the difficulty of this trip depends very much on the snow conditions, its always to consider hard, because of the angle of the final part below the saddle (up to 50 deg.) and the 3 meters high rock nose, close by the pass, which can be insidious due to snow and ice.
Follow the path which leads through the long but marvellous Val Venegia


Approaching the Travignolo glacier along the beautiful Venegia valley



Amazing views in the nearly untouched Venegia valley


Continue until the slope from the Passo del Travignolo saddle is visible on the left side


The ascent over the Travignolo glacier begins


Head towards the saddle and begin the ascent in itself, which now becomes very steep


The steepest part of the trip below the rock nose.



Reaching the Travignolo saddle


Arrived at the saddle turn left and continue along the Vezzana Est slopes, gaining easily the summit.

The descent is effected along the ascent itinerary


Descent from Travignolo saddle


Essential Gear


Complete ski mountaineering equipment, crampons, ice axe, rope

Miscellaneous Info


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