Date: 28 - 30 June
A first step from touring to glacier mountaineering in the ice offers this basic course in the Ortler area. The Suldenferner is ideal for ice rides: like crevasse rescue, walking in steep ice, slowing down of ridges, Handling of the ice pick, safety equipment, rope technique in ice, material science and orientation.
|Friday||Meeting at 8.15 h a.m. at Sulden on the cable car valley station and ascento to the Schaubachhut 2562 m. Today we spend on Suldengletscher with practical training; different ascending techniques with and without crampons in ice and firn, Fuse techniques, deceleration of falls, crevasse rescue, create track on the glacier and ropes and knot exercises. Tour planning with guides and maps, Meteorology, material science and orientation is also part of the training during the week.|
|Saturday||Climb over the Sulden glacier to the Suldenspitze 3376 m with a magnificent panoramic view of Königspitze, Zebru and Ortler. During the ascent
various exercises (sliding exercises, and slowing down falls with pimples). Descent to Casatihütte 3254 m and in the afternoon visit of the famous 3 cannons
from the First World War. Overnight at the Casatihütte.
Walking time 5 hours, ascent approx. 800 m
|Sunday||Climb to Cevedale 3769 m for experience walking in steeper ice
collect, descend to the Casathütte and continue over the Langenferner to the Eisse pass and the Schaubach hut. Departure to Sulden and departure.
Walking time 5 - 6 hours, ascent approx. 500 HM
Date: 21 - 27 July
Who does not dream of South Tyrol's highest peak - the Ortler? If you have a good condition and mountain experience, then your dream could come true this week. The preparation tours in rock and ice provide the ideal conditions to refine the technique and get used to the altitude.
|Sunday||Meeting point in Sulden, we ride up with the chairlift and ascent in about 2 hours to the Dusseldorf hut 2721 m, briefing, overnight.|
|Monday||After a short ascent, you will cross the new south-facing via ferrata (difficulty B-C) to the summit of the Tschengelser Hochwand 3375 m. The descent is over
the normal way back to the Dusseldorf hut. Here we pick up the left luggage and descend to the chairlift and drive off to Sulden. Overnight in Sulden in a pension.
Altitude: 650 m ascent, 1050 m descent, walking time: approx. 6 hours
|Tuesday||Climb over the Stecknerweg which leads over a rocky outcrop with rock passage in the I. difficulty level to the Eisseespitze 3230 m.
Short descent to the Eisseepass 3139 m where the former Hallsche hut stood, then we cross the glacier to the Casatihut 3254 m.
Altitude difference: 650 m ascent, walking time: approx. 5 hours
|Wednesday||Climb over the column-rich, not too steep glacier until the start of the steep upturn that brings us to the ridge between Zufallspitze and Cevedale.
Short over the exposed ridge to the Cevedale summit 3769 m. On the same way back to the Casatihut and after a break climb to Suldenspitze 3376 m. The descent
via the Suldenferner to the Schaubachhut, overnight stay.
Altitude: 650 m ascent, walking time: approx. 6 -7 hours
|Thursday||Hike to the Hintergrad hut and continue on the promising Morosiniwey to the Langenstein chair lift. Past the Tabarettahut we reach the Bärenkopfscharte
and over a secured path the impressive Payerhut 3029 m
Altitude: 800 m ascent, walking time: approx. 5 - 6 hours
|Friday||Even before the sunrise, it goes over rubble and rock passages which are partly secured with chains in easy climbing (1 passage in the 3rd difficultiy level) to the
Bärenloch. Here begins the climb over the glacier past the Lombardibiwak to the lower Ortler plateau. From here, the glacier flattens off a bit and over the upper Ortler plateau
we reach the summit at 3905 m. Descent via the ascent path to the Payerhut and on to the Tabarettahut, departure with the Langenstein chair lift to Sulden, overnight stay
in a pension.
Altitude: 900 m ascent, 1650 m descent, walking time: approx. 7 - 8
Date: 04 - 10 August
This tour week with 4 four-thousanders on the south side of the Alps offers pleasure tours without great technical trouble. The Gran Paradiso, one of the highlights of this week, is also ideal as a tour for a good acclimatization. In addition, the Capanna Margherita awaits us at Europe's highest refuge and with a bit of luck a fantastic sunset with a view over the Valais peaks.
Date: 11 - 17 August
An alpine adventure week in the Stelvio National Park with glaciated 3000s and as a conclusion the ascent of the Cevedale 3769 m with a fantastic panoramic view from the Ortler to the Dolomites. The ideal entry to first experiences on the glacier too collect, and get acquainted with crampons and rope.
|Sunday||Meeting point in the car park of the Martellerhut (material cable car) at the end of the Val Martello valley at 15.00 h. After loading the luggage ascent past the Zufallhut and the old dam to the Martellerhut 2610 m in about 2 hours, dinner and briefing.|
|Monday||Ice course at the Fürkeleferner. In this course you will learn how to behave correctly on glacier and alpine tours. The crossing of firn slopes is practiced with and without crampons, braking of falls, crevasse rescue, knots and rope science, map reading, material science, safety techniques.|
|Tuesday|| Tour to the Marmotta peak 3330 m
From Marteller hut the path leads past the Konzenlacke. Via a lateral moraine we follow the stony path through rocky landscapes shaped by the glacial cut. At the beginning of the Hohenferner we rope up and climb with crampons over the almost columnless Ferner to the ridge. Following the ridge in easy climbing we reach the small wooden cross of the Köllkuppe.
approx. 750 meters in altitude
|Wednesday||Cima Venezia 3356 m
First we follow the well marked glacierway eastwards from the Martellerhut. Via a steep lateral moraine we reach a high valley with small glacier lakes. Before reaching the Schranferner we overcome still a rock bolt then it continues in the rope and with crampons the Ferner to shortly below the summit. The last meter leads over blocked terrain to the summit of the eastern summit of the Cima Venezia.
Altitude: approx. 800 m
|Thursday||Suldenspitze 3376 m
Over the heavily rugged Zufallferner we climb up to the 3 cannons (remnants of the Ortler front from the First World War) and then wegreach the Casatihütte 3254 m (luggage depot). In the afternoon ascent to the nearby Suldenspitze 3376 m and back to the Casatihütte (overnight stay). On the way there will be practical exercises on the glacier carried out.
approx. 850 meters in altitude
|Friday||Cevedale 3769 m – Zufallspitze 3757 m
Climb over the column-rich Zufallferner to the large edge column. Over a steep uphill we reach the ridge and shortly after the summit of the Cevedale. Then we cross to Zufallspitze and descend over a rocky ridge to the Fürkeleferner and on to the Martellerhut 2580 m.
approx. 650 meters in altitude