RS langkofelgruppe vom sellajoch aus fr
RS langkofelgruppe vom sellajoch aus fr

Sassolungo Group

The Sassolungo Group is situated between the Val Gardena and Val di Fassa valleys, the Sella Group and Mt. Catinaccio.

This mountain range in the western Dolomites, also known as Langkofel Group, is allocated in a circular arc, opened towards north west. Due to this allocation, it forms kind of an “inner yard”. It originated about 230 million years ago - famous in this area is the “Città dei Sassi” (City of Stones) at the foot of the Sassolungo Group, which is characterised by a rich flora and fauna.

The Sassolungo Group consists of the following peaks - in clockwise direction: Mt. Sassolungo (3,181 m a.s.l.), Mt. Spallone del Sassolungo (south-eastern peak of the Sassolungo), the Punta delle Cinque Dita (2,996 m a.s.l.), the Punta Grohmann (or Sasso di Levante, 3,126 m a.s.l.), the Innerkofler Pinnacle (3,081 m a.s.l.), Mt. Dente and Mt. Sasso Piatto (2,969 m a.s.l.). Particularly the Sassolungo and the Sasso Piatto mountains are perfect for climbing and moutain tours and can also be surrounded on foot. The highest peak (and name giving) is the Sassolungo or Langkofel.

Worthwhile is the hike across the Sassolungo Group, starting from the Rif. Passo Sella mountain hut and passing by the Sassolungo Saddle, the Rif. Vicenza and Murmeltierhütte mountain huts and the Jender Valley, until reaching Santa Cristina in the Val Gardena valley. This hike is quite exhausting despite a low altitude difference.

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