Climb To the Sassongher peak
- Alta Badia
The Sassongher Mountain is the symbol of Corvara. This moderately difficult Alpine tour, some of which is with cables, leads to one of the finest viewpoints in Alta Badia. At 2,665 m, summit terrace on the Sassongher offers a 360° view of the Dolomites.
Starting in Colfosco with the Col Pradat gondola, you reach the Col Pradat. Take trail no. 7 signposted for Puez. The trail crosses a very steep grassy slope and leads you up to the Forcela Sassongher passage. This is where the most difficult part of the climb begins. You keep to the right and cross a steep scree slope to reach the rocks leading up to the summit. Fixed cables help you climb up the smooth rocks, before you reach an uphill section that takes you across scree to the wide area at the very summit (2,665 m).
Go down the same way as far as the gas. From the Forcela di Sassongher gap, continue north on mountain trail no. 5, going down steeply to a line of rocks beneath the Para da Giai, then over a steep scree slope down past the source of the Ruac stream to the Ütia de Gardenacia mountain hut. The descent continues on mountain trail no. 5 to La Villa.
Above the Ütia Sponata hut, you can shorten the descent by taking the Gardenacia chairlift down to La Villa.