hohe weisse von spronserjoch aus texelgruppe
hohe weisse von spronserjoch aus texelgruppe

Texel Group

The Texel Group or Gruppo di Tessa, surrounded by the eponymous nature park, is a mountain group of the Oetztal Alps

The Texel Group or Gruppo di Tessa is bounded by the Val Passiria in the east, the Val Senales in the west and the Val Venosta in the south. It can be found where the Senales Ridge meets the Oetztal Alps: In the north, the well-known Val di Fosse forms the border with the Senales Ridge. The high moutain region of the Texel Group is a jewel for those who love hiking and nature. The highest peak is the 3,337 m high Monte Rosso. In the 19th century, it was called Mt. Cima Dieci and was used by the inhabitants of the near Val di Fosse to specify the time. Its first ascent took place on July 14, 1872, by Dr. Theodor Petersen along the southwest ridge. Also Mt. Cima Tessa (3,318 m a.s.l.), the second highest peak of the mountain group, was first scaled by this alpinist. Further important peaks are Mt. Cima Bianca Grande, the Cigot or Giogo di Tessa and Mt. Cima Rosa.

The Texel Group is completely situated in the eponymous reserve, the largest nature park in South Tyrol. Due to glacial ablation and water storage capacity, the area around the mountain group is rich in water. Here you can also find the famous Sopranes Lakes, the largest high alpine lake plateau of South Tyrol. 10 beautiful mountain lakes are located in a limited area at more than 2,000 m a.s.l. The wonderful hikes include the one to the Parcines Waterfall, to the Farmazon Mountain Hut in the Upper Val Passiria and the multi-day tour on the Merano High Route.

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