RS muenstertal winter blick richtung vinschgau oetztaler alpen mit saldurspitze
RS muenstertal winter blick richtung vinschgau oetztaler alpen mit saldurspitze

Punta Saldura

The 3,433 m high Punta Saldura in the southern Oetztal Alps, a popular mountain by ski tourers, is also known as Mt. Salurnspitze.

In the Saldura Ridge, a subgroup of the southern Oetztal Alps, the same-named Punta Saldura peak is located (Saldurspitze in German). With the 5 m higher Lagaunspitze the mountain forms a double peak. Mt. Punta Saldura and the other mountains of the Saldura Ridge are surrounded by the Val di Mazia, a side valley of the Val Venosta, in the west and by the Val Senales in the east. The well-known village of Maso Corto is 4 km away (beeline).

Already in 1853, Mt. Punta Saldura was climbed for the first time in the context of land surveying. 20 years later, the first alpinists were hiking to the peak. Despite of its wonderful panoramic view, it is an unfrequented mountain, because there are no mountain huts and villages in the proximity. The normal path proceeds from Maso Corto in the Val Senales valley via the Lazaun Alp and then via the north ridge up to the summit (about 5 hours walking time).

A beautiful hiking destination are the Saldura Lakes in the rear Val di Mazia valley in the Val Venosta, a lake district beneath the glaciated peaks of the Saldura Ridge. On the way there you pass the Saldura Grounds, a very scenic high alpine rocky landscape with meadows. The lake district can be reached within approx. 3.5 hours.

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