Sasso Nero is the main ridge of the Zillertal Alps.
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The Sasso Nero (3,368 m) is located in the Alpi Aurine, in the main ridge of the Zillertal Alps. The national border between Italy and Austria passes above its peak. The south ridge of the Sasso Nero is the slope that levels off towards the Valle Aurina in South Tyrol.
The Sasso Nero is surrounded by very high mountains: in the north there is the “Große Mörchner” (3,283 m), in the north east there is the Cima di Floite (3,194 m) as well as the Monte Lovello (3,376 m) and in the south west, there is the “Berliner Spitze” (3,253 m).
For a high alpine tour on the summit of the Sasso Nero you should consider that glaciated flanks are dangerous and you must carry high alpine equipment. The most simple route on this mountain begins at Lutago in Valle Aurina via Rifugio Vittorio Veneto (2,923 m). From this refuge you can follow the route along the north east chine to the summit.