landschaft martelltal unter marteller huette
landschaft martelltal unter marteller huette

Mountain tour to the glacier at Mt. Cevedale

This little mountain tour in the rear Valle di Martello valley takes us to the Nino Corsi Mountain Hut and via the Martello Mountain Hut to the edge of a glacier snout of mighty Mt. Cevedale.

On hot summer days you long for a cool place. This tour in the Martello Valley promises to meet this demand. From the parking space at the Rifugio Genziana mountain hut (Enzianhütte, subject to charges) at 2,055 m a.s.l. we take the path no. 151 to the Nino Corsi Mountain Hut (Zufallhütte).

The beautiful mountain hut with mountain chapel is also a station of the Glacial Educational Trail, which has been established by the administration of the Stelvio National Park and the Alpenverein association CAI. In part our tour aligns itself with the educational trail. From the Nino Corsi Mountain Hut we continue, following the trail no. 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 Martello Mountain Hut (Marteller Hütte) at 2,610 m a.s.l.

In front of us, there are the Ortles Alps with the 3,757 m high Mt. Cevedale (Zufallspitze) 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 want to do this hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: Genziana Mountain Hut, Martello
Trail length: 6.3 km (each direction)
Signposts: no. 151, 103
Altitude difference: 680 m
Altitude level: between 2,055 and 2,705 m a.s.l.
Walking time: 2.5 hours (ascent), 1.5 hours (descent)
Experienced in: August 2012

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