Ski tour via Travignolo glacier

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Trentino, Italy, Europe
Route Type:
Ski tour
Time Required:
Half a day
  • Hard ski tour, only for experienced ski mountaineers
  • elevation gain: about 1.500 meters
  • Best period: from March to May

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Created On: Oct 24, 2005
Last Edited On: Nov 21, 2005


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

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