The tour to the Sassolungo di Collato (3,237 m asl) in Riva di Toures is a relatively long and challenging tour in the heart of the Vedrette di Ries mountains.
Image gallery: Ski tour to the Sassolungo di Collalto
We start this spring tour in the Valle di Rio in Riva di Tures, at the mountain tavern “Säge” (1,591 m asl), possibly very early in the morning. First we walk in the same direction as the ski mountaineers who would like to scale the Monte Magro or the Monte Nevoso. We traverse the bridge and walk, on the right riverside, along the path no. 8c towards the head of the valley. At 1,787 m asl we reach the Furtalm mountain hut, from this place we start walking up the gorge of the Val Sorgiva until we reach the Malga Sorgiva mountain hut (2,396 m asl), on our left.
Time for a short break, before we continue walking deeper into the valley. We reach a wide high plateau, where the routes to the Sassolungo di Collalto and the Barmerspitze (3,200 m asl) mountain separate. And this is where actually the fun has just begun. Across hollows and elevations we walk towards two striking rocks, where we pass in between and which make us reach a little saddle. About 200 m of altitude difference are left to the top, which has already been visible for a while now.
We walk up the last steep slopes (caution!), and traverse the slope underneath the summit. We reach the ski deposit, the last metres of altitude are climbed on foot (on all fours). The long way down is done along the way of ascent, be careful, there are crevasses!. In the forest, you can actually describe the ride down as adventuresome.
Notice: mighty spring tour in the Vedrette di Ries mountains, which requires a start early in the morning. The tour is extraordinarily long and requires high Alpine experience. For the summit slope, crampons and ice picks advantageous.
Important: if you want to do this ski tour please take information about the current conditions (snow and weather situation, avalanche risk) on site!
Starting point: Riva di Tures, mountain tavern “Säge” (1,591 m asl)
Character: long, but great spring ski tour (depending on the conditions also in high winter) on a mountain of three-thousand metres in the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina, that requires absolutely secure conditions
Route: mountain tavern “Säge” - 8 c - Furtalm mountain hut - Sassolungo di Collalto - mountain tavern
Walking time: 5 - 6 hours
Orientation of the slopes: W
Altitude difference: 1,646 m
Possibilities to stop: mountain tavern “Säge” (starting point)
Experienced in: March 2010
Further information: tourist office Valle Aurina valley, phone: +39 0474 652 081