RS schnalstal blick auf texelgruppe winter
RS schnalstal blick auf texelgruppe winter

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 is bounded by the Val Passiria valley in the east, by the Val Senales in the west and by 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 valley 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 in general.

The highest peak of the Texel Group is the 3,337 m high Monte Rosso or Monterosso. 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 (3,281 m a.s.l.), Mt. Cigot or Giogo di Tessa (2,998 m a.s.l.) and Mt. Cima Rosa (2,625 m a.s.l.).

The Texel Group is completely situated in the eponymous reserve, the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park which is the largest of its kind 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 between 2,117 m and 2,598 m a.s.l.

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