The 3,418 m high Cima Libera is situated at the border of Austria and Italy and is one of the main mountains of the Stubai Alps.
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The Cima Libera, or Wilder Freiger in German, offers a great view as well as numerous possibilities for ascending the mountain from South Tyrol (Italy) as well as from Austria. The route from South Tyrol starts in Masseria in Val Ridanna and takes first to the Rifugio Gino Biasi al Bicchiere (3,195 m asl). Ice gear is not necessary, the 1-hour ascent leads to the south ridge of the secondary peak, and then direction north-west on the connecting ridge to the main peak of the Cima Libera.
Further possibilities for stops are the Rifugio Vedretta Piana (2,254 m asl) and the Rifugio Vedretta Pendente (2,586 m asl). Ascending from the north you can take the path via Nürnberger mountain hut (2,297 m asl). The Cima Libera is located close to the Cima del Prete (3,456 m asl) and the 3,507 m high Pan di Zucchero, the highest peak of the Stubai Alps.