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dji drohne lyfispitze landschaft

Hike to the Punta Lyfi

The Punta Lyfi mountain (3,352 m a.s.l.) is a rewarding mountain tour in the heart of the Stelvio National Park.

The starting point of this demanding alpine tour is the car park at the Alpengasthof Zufritt tavern in the rear Val Martello valley. At the beginning we follow the marking no. 10 to the managed Lyfialm mountain hut (2,165 m a.s.l.). The path there leads steeply through the forest. Shortly after the Lyfialm we leave the forest and come to the junction (Pederköpfl-Pedertal). We hike across meadows along the Lyfi Stream through the wide Lyfi Valley. The Lyfiknott (2,851 m a.s.l.) is now enthroned in front of us and we bypass it on the left side.

The well-marked path now becomes rocky and steep. We pass two lakes embedded in the basin between Äußerer Pederspitze and Lyfispitz. The last 400 metres in altitude to the summit are quite steep and arduous. The path leads over loose boulders and scree fields. Arriving at the Punta Lyfi (Lyfispitz, 3,352 m a.s.l.) we are rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view in the middle of the three thousand metre high mountains of the Stelvio National Park. The view extends to the glaciers of the Ortles Group, to the lower Val Venosta valley and to the main Alpine ridge.

Author: PG

Please note: Sure-footedness is mandatory when climbing the summit ridge.In early summer you may need to use crampons. If you would like to do this hike, please inform yourself about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: car park Alpengasthof Zufritt tavern in the rear Val Martello valley
Signpost: 10
Trail length: 12.5 in total
Walking time: approx. 3.5 - 4 hours (ascent)
Altitude difference: approx. 1400 m
Altitude level: between 1,900 and 3,352 m a.s.l.
Refreshment stops: Alpengasthof Zufritt, Lyfialm
Experienced in: July 2020

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