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Ortler summit 2-day ascent, South Tyrol

Maria, an IFMGA certified guide, will take you to the summit of the amazing Ortler (3905 m), via the exciting and varied normal route.

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2 Days

Jan, Jul, Aug, Sep



Join me in this 2-day ascent to the fascinanting Ortler summit (3905), one of the highest mountains of the Eastern Alps. We will reach the top by the exciting and varied normal route. This giant dome in South Tyrol, with its majestic shape, is a temptation for every mountaineer!

We will meet in the village of Sulden and we will take the chairlift. Then, we will hike to the Payer hut (3029 m), where we will spend the night. The hike will take us about 2 hours.

On the second day, we will enjoy spectacular sights on our way to the summit. Also, this day offers everything, from an easy climb to glacier walking through impressive ice seracs as well as via ferrata! And then, we will reach the amazing summit (3905 m) with incredible panorama views.

Please note that you need to be in very good shape for this ascent. Also, our second day will be quite long: climbing up and down will take us about 10 hours. Besides, you need to have experience walking on glaciers with crampons.

So, if you are interested in this ascent to the amazing Ortler, contact me for more information! I also offer other great guided climbing programs, like the ascent to the Dreirrenspitze summit. Check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Sulden-Payer Hut

Our starting point will be Sulden. We will pass the first stage with the chairlift. Then, we will reach 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)




Payer Hut

More info

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

Meeting point


About the 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!


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