Mountain tour to the glacier at the Monte Cevedale

This little mountain tour in the rear Valle di Martello takes us to the Rifugio Nino Corsi and via the Rifugio Martello to the edge of the Vedretta della Forcola, a glacier snout of the Monte Cevedale.

On hot summer days you long for a cool place. This tour in the Valle di Martello promises to meet this demand. From the parking space at the Rif. Genziana (subject to charges) at 2,055 m we take the path no° 151 to the Rif. Nino Corsi (Zufallhütte). The beautiful mountain hut with mountain chapel is also a station of the glacial educational trail, which has been established by the national park administration and the Alpenverein association CAI. In part our tour aligns itself with the educational trail.

From the Rif. Nino Corsi we continue, following the trail 103, which first takes us to the big wall, which is a barrage constructed at the end of the 19th century in order to protect the valley from inundations which were quite common in that period. The path parallels the walls and stretches to the Rif. Martello mountain hut.

In front of us, there is the Ortles mountain range with the Monte Cevedale in the middle. As it is only midday, we decide to walk on to the Vedretta della Forcola glacier snout. For the high temperatures of these days, we can watch the glacier melt in this place.

In full spate, the glacial water rushes towards the valley and hollows out the eternal ice from inside. For the way back, we take the same route.

Author: AT

If you would like to do this tour, please inform yourselves about the current conditions.

Starting point: Rif. Genziana, Martello
Route: 6.3 km each direction
Signpost: 151, 103
Altitude difference: 680 m
Altitude: 2,055 to 2,705 m asl
Walking time: 2.5 hours ascent, 1.5 hours the way back down
Experienced: August 2012

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