We ascended from the Brancahütte, and took our time doing so, because the previous day had been a rather long one.
After relaxing and enjoying the views on the western summit for quite a while, we didn't stay long on the true, eastern summit before descending to the nearby refuge, where we spent the night.
Classic ski route starts from Refuge dei Forni.
Begin with clear ski and finish in the fog.
We climbed Vioz while going from Refuge Casati to Refuge Vioz, We climbed Cevedale, Rosole, Palon de la Mare then last but not least Vioz.
We climbed it by the same route and did also the ridge to Palon the La mare.
We did the first day of the famous "13-summit-trip" from Casati hut to Cevedale, Pallon della Mare and finally Monte Vioz. As in 2003 most of the snow on the glaciers had already melted and where it remained it was dangerous because the bridges over the crevasses wer not stable enough. We slept at Mantova di Vioz hut (very recommendable) and climbed the minor summit of Monte Vioz (3631m) the other day before descending on Forno glacier to Branca hut. Very impressive glacier landscape - among the finest of the Eastern Alps!
One of the beutiful landscapes of the Alps
Done many times! from the village of Pejo it is almost 2000 meters of altitude difference. To the peak in 3.45 h. A great training for high mountain climbing.
First ascent for a single trip to the top, second as a starting point to Cevedale (with a night spent in Mantova hut)
I was 12th years in Val di Sole fro 21 days of holiday with my parents in Ortisè (Pellizzano-Mezzana) We took the cable car ride to Rifugio Doss dei Cembri and we started our ascent. Good weather, but some clouds to the top.
Easy path up to the summit. Very cold temperature and some snow flake. I don't seen anything for the persistent fog.
Very easy climb but very crowded as it was one of the last days of the italian holiday season. Lots of families with kids but most made it to the top. From up there you have a perfect view of the Ortler/Cevedale- Adamello/Presanella- and Brenta Groups. As it was rather hot you could see and hear the glaciers crumbling before your eyes.
I reached the side summit (with the cross)
It was the first time (and the last, till nowadays!) I got such a quote
Very easy: there is a good track up to the summit.....a lot of people!!
Nice and easy ascient. I and my friends have slept in a refuge Mantova and in the morning from the refuge in only 20 minutes we have lead the peak