The only option nearly free from crevasse dangers:
I started from the Martelltal trailhead at half past six and gained the east ridge via Marteller hut and the tame lower part of the Fürkele glacier. The "ridge" itself had a true path, in the scrambling sections as well as for the snow plod further above. Behind Zufallspitze it became crowded since most of the visitors seem to come from Casati hut or from the Sulden cable car respectivly.
The traverse between Zufallspitze and main summit was in good condition. The rock piece of it is avoided on the southside (perhaps five meters snow with 40 degrees). Arrival at Cevedale right at noon, back at the car at 4 pm. Very nice and friendly garden at the Marteller hut!
Weather was not that good (like most of the 2014 "summer"...), most time on the crest it was cloudy so I had only few views.
From Marterller Hut to Rif Casati in rainy day.Then one day on Casati in milky and strong rainy wether.Another day clear in the morning and we have reached the summit at 11 a.m.At 1 p.m. we were back in Casati and begun hard snowfall.One hour after we can go down to Martell Valley
But nice tour for us,with Iva
By ski from the Marteller Hütte. Beautiful weather, -12 degrees at the top, and minimal wind.
With Inti and Iliak Siberian Huskies! Brave dogs!
A beautiful peak! Had the perfect day...warm sun and little wind. Enjoyed my salami sandwich on the summit while soaking up the view, how perfect is that! On the way down we met a large group heading up and they were dragging something really big! Turns out it was a cross that was put on the summit that day.
that I vitited this mountain. Two years earlier we came from the east, over the Zufallspitzen, this time from the south, over Palon de la Mare. It's still a beautiful peak!
Climb in beautiful weather.
Left from Branca, shuttled gear to Pizzini then went to the top of Cevedale. Great views. Lots of others groups climbing. Cached skis and cramponed to the top. Ski descent was amazing!
classic ski route, complitely alone
Started from Lugano at 4H00 in the morning. After about a 3H drive, we arrived at Rifugio Forni. From there we started walking up, making good time until just after Pizzini. There was about 60cm's of fresh snow, making progress really slow. We kind of lost the trail and ended up climbing up through a snowy 60° couloir. From Casati we roped up and headed on to the glacier. Again, progress was really slow due to the big amount of snow on the glacier. We summited eight plus (8+) hours after leaving the car. Going back down was a lot easier, and only took us 6 hours. A three hour drive back to Lugano made for a long and hard days climb, but I'd say it was totally worth it.
ski route of val Cedec from pizzini traversing to palon de la mare
nice ski route, continued to the Zufallspitze (Cima Cevedale) because of the huge crowd on top.
Normal route from Casati. Great weather, we were at 06:50 on the summit, as first that day. Only me and my g-friend on crampons, other people on skialp.
a fine day for a long trip. We did not find the right track from Casati hut and got into a crevasse zone. Before Cevedale we made a sidestep to Zufallspitze. Very few snow on the glacier, esp. further on to Pallon della Mare.
We started before dawn, because the weather forecast for the afternoon was bad. And sure enough, as we traversed the last bit, from the Zufallspitze to the Cevedale itself, on our left visibility was virtually zero, while on the right it was totally clear. Not for much longer though, because as we headed down a bit later, we found ourselves in a short sudden hailstorm.
From Rifugio Casati. Pretty easy going and an icy last part. Combined it with Zufallspitze that day.
Best weather and wonderful view from summit (no wind)
Casati - Cevedale - Zufallspitze - Suldenspitze - Schrötterhorn - Casati
The first of several ascents with Cesare. (the last with Moda)
Climbed during the crossing from Refuge Casati (3.200 m.) to Refuge Vioz.