The mighty Sasso Nero (3,368 m a.s.l.) is located on the Zillertal Main Ridge in the Aurine Alps.
The national border between Italy and Austria passes above the peak of Mt. Sasso Nero in the Aurine Alps. The south ridge is the slope that levels off towards the Valle Aurina valley in South Tyrol. The Sasso Nero (literally Black Rock, or Black Stone) is surrounded by high mountains: Mt. Grosser Mörchner (3,283 m a.s.l.) in the north, the Cime di Flòite peaks (3,194 m a.s.l.) and the Monte Lovello (3,376 m a.s.l.) in the north-east as well as Mt. Berliner Spitze, also known as III. Hornspitze (3,253 m a.s.l.), in the south-west.
For a summit tour you should consider that glaciated flanks are dangerous and you must carry high-alpine equipment. The most simple route on this peak starts at Lutago in the Valle Aurina valley via the Rif. Vittorio Veneto al Sasso Nero mountain hut which can be found at 2,923 m a.s.l. From there you can follow the route along the north-east chine to the summit.
Mt. Sasso Nero - Schwarzenstein in German - was first climbed in 1852 by first lieutenant Langner and his assistants in the course of land surveying. In 1868, however, the alpine guide Georg Samer and the alpinists Anton von Ruthner, Josef Daum and Ludwig von Barth scaled the peak starting from the village of Ginzling in North Tyrol.