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Ortler

Ortler 2-day guided ascent by the East ridge

Join Maria, an IFMGA certified guide, in this Ortler (3905 m) ascent tour, by the East ridge (Hintergrat) that offers a fantastic combination of rock, snow and ice passages.


MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jun - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Any

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

Description

Climbing the Ortler Summit (3905 m) is one of the greatest tours in the Eastern Alps. Today I invite you to join me in a 2-day ascent by the East ridge (Hintergrat, in German) that offers a magnificent climb in mixed terrain.

This climb by the East ridge is a bit more difficult than the normal route ascent, but it offers an impressive traverse of the mountain. We will climb on an exposed ridge with fantastic all-round views.

Most important, the combination of rock, snow and ice passages makes this Ortler ascent very special! You can't miss this experience in South Tyrol.

We will meet in Sulden and take the chairlift. Then, we will hike to the Payer hut (3029 m), where we will spend the night. On the second day, we will climb over the partially exposed ridge to the Lombardi bivouac. Then, we will continue to the glaciated Ortler plateau.

So, we will experience from an easy climb to glacier walking and even via ferrata passages! It will be an unforgettable ascent to the magnificent summit! You can check all the itinerary details below this text.

This second day will take us about 10 hours in total. You need to be in very good shape. Also, you need to have experience walking with crampons on glaciers.

Contact me if you want to join me in this fantastic climb to the Ortler summit! I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program. And I also offer an Ortler summit ascent by the normal route.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Sulden-Payer Hut

We will meet in Sulden and we will take the chairlift. Then, we will hike to the Payer hut (3029 m). (2 h / ↑ 700 m)

Day 2: Ortler Summit (3905 m)

The path will take us over the partially exposed ridge to the Lombardi bivouac and over the shoulder to the glaciated upper Ortler plateau. Here we will enjoy from an easy climb to glacier walking through  impressive ice seracs as well as via ferrata passes, until we reach the summit cross (3905 m). The descent takes place through the same way. (10.30 h / ↑ 900 m, ↓ 2.000 m)

Details

More info

Climbing difficulty level: UIAA 3. Glacier steepness: 35° approx.

Meeting point

Sulden

About the guide: -Maria

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-Maria

Mountain Guide

I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and a climbing lover. I grew up in a small farm in Mittersiller Sonnberg. My parents used to show us the beauty of our mountains. When I was 10 years old I went ski touring for the first time and I really loved it. The next years, I started climbing walls which really fascinated me. I also participated in many competitions.

My career took me to Hohe Tauern National Park where I finished the ranger training to bring visitors to the beauties of my country.

In 2013, I got my official certificate as a mountain guide and ski instructor. A dream came true! Since 2014, I have been working a full time guide, guiding in different areas such as Ortler, Valais, Dolomites, Wilder Kaiser, Muztagh Ata (China)... and of course, in some of our famous mountains such as Großvenediger and Großglockner.

Feel free to get in touch with me! I'll be glad to share with you a great moment in the mountains!

Languages

German | English

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