High mountain

Traversata sui ghiacciai dell'Ortles Cevedale

From € 495

Level Advanced

Duration 3 days

Zone Ortles Cevedale

In the heart of the Stelvio Park, the Ortles-Cevedale group represents the richest mountain range in glaciers of the central-eastern Alps, as well as one of the highest in the entire Italian Alps.

After having conquered the Vioz hut, the highest in Trentino at an altitude of 3,535 m, the itinerary climbs to the top of the homonym peak, which was a front line manned by the Austrians during the First World War.

From here begins one of the most exciting high altitude crossings up to the peak of Palon de la Mare (3703m), to then descend into Val Venezia and continue among plateaus dotted with alpine lakes, glaciers and sparkling waterfalls until you reach the characteristic Val di Rabbi.

A crossing that reserves grandiose and ever-changing landscapes, between luxuriant nature and alpine meadows up to the vast moraines at the foot of glaciers and snow-capped peaks.

Technical description

  • Day one – PUNTA LINKE
    Elevation gain: + 1320m / – 100m. Development: 7km. Journey time: 4h30.
    Meeting at 08:30 with the Mountain Guide and equipment check. With a private transfer we reach Peio, and from here, with the ski lifts, we go up to the Doss dei Cembri hut (2,315 m). Finally, we leave for the refuge the highest in the Eastern Alps which was the seat of the Austrian command during the White War. From the hut we continue to Punta Linke, where the remains of what was the operational heart of the Austrian deployment in the Ortles Cevedale sector testify the life and events of the war conflict in the high mountains. Return to the hut (3,535 m), dinner and overnight stay.

    Elevation gain: + 450m / -1400m. Development: 10km. Journey time: 8h.
    We go up to the top of Monte Vioz where the glacier crossing begins. With crampons and tied together up in a rope, we proceed along the border crest between Lombardy and Trentino up to Palon de la Mare (3,703 m) and from there to the Colombo bivouac. The crossing offers us exciting views of the Forni Glacier and a crown of peaks over 3,500 meters including San Matteo, Cevedale, Ortles and Gran Zebrù. We continue downhill along the Vedretta de la Mare and along wide valleys we arrive at the hut. Dinner and overnight in the hut (2,607 m).

    Elevation gain: + 550m / -1650m. Development: 17km. Journey time: 7h30.
    Walking on a plateau dotted with numerous alpine lakes, we reach the Careser Dam (2,603 ​​m). With moderate slopes we climb in a barren environment, up to the last offshoots of the Careser glacier, from where the traverse begins to reach its eastern limit (3,121 m). The route continues along a downhill path, towards the green meadows of the Dorigoni hut (2,436 m) and along the Val Saent passing through the waterfalls. We return to Malè with a private transfer.


The program may undergo variations at the discretion of the Campo Base Team / Alpine Guide – UIAGM based on the conditions of the snowpack and the weather forecasts, while maintaining the substantial structure and objectives of the proposal unchanged.


  • Trekking backpack 30 liters
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Crampons – free rental on request
  • Via ferrata kit, harness and helmet – free rental on request


  • Lightweight cap or bandana
  • Shirts or T-Shirts
  • Fleece sweatshirt
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Rainwear: rain jacket + trousers or cape or poncho
  • Trekking pants
  • Trekking boots (preferably in waterproof fabric)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Half finger gloves
  • Slippers


  • Personal hygiene equipment
  • Sleeping bag


  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen with appropriate level of UV protection
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Front lamp
  • Euros in cash – the shelters do not accept credit cards



  • First aid kit (important: patches)
  • Pocket knife
  • Light snack
  • Power bank


  • Identity card / Passport – Campo Base Voucher


Groups (min. 4 – max 6 people)

495,00 € / pers

Private departures (on request)

  • 875,00 € / pers (max 2 people)
  • 635,00 € / pers (max 3 people)
  • 495,00 € / pers (4-6 people max)

Come with us and our groups. If you do not find the right date for you, contact us, we will try to form a new group to accompany you on this adventure!



Services included:

  • 2 nights in a hut – multiple shared rooms with shared bathroom
  • Half board
  • 3 days with UIAGM Mountain Guide
  • Private transfer (day 1 and 3)
  • Mountaineering equipment rental – via ferrata kit, harness, crampons
  • Travel and logistics consultancy
  • H24 assistance

Services excluded:

  • Lifts (day 1)
  • Drinks and extras
  • Cancellation and medical baggage insurance
  • Anything not specified



Conditions of reservation

Group departures

The request of reservation will be taken in charge by our staff, who will contact you within 48 work hours to confirm. The actual departure of the group will be confirmed when the minimum number of people will be specified. If, within 21 days of departure, the number couldn’t be reached, there would be these possibilities:

  • To use the deposit for another programme
  • To confirm the departure with an inferior number of participants, adding an extra
  • To convert the reservation to a self-guided program
  • To cancel the reservation with a full refunding of the deposit


Private departures

The request of reservation will be taken in charge by our staff, who will contact you within 48 work hours to confirm. If the selected dates won’t be available, the possibilities will be the following:

  • To use the deposit for another program
  • To modify the date of arrival
  • To cancel the reservation with a full refunding of the deposit


Conditions of payment

To proceed and confirm the reservation, a deposit will be requested (30% of the experience’s fee). The deposit will be processed 21 days before the arrival date. We accept credit card (Mastercard/Visa) or transfer.


Cancellation conditions

In case of cancellation, the following penalties will be applied.

  • The 30% of the total price of the experience will be lost + eventual insurance, in case of cancellation within 45 days from the departure;
  • The 70% of the total price of the experience will be lost + eventual insurance, in case of cancellation from 44 to 30 days within the departure;
  • There won’t be any other refund.


If you’re obliged to cancel the holiday and you don’t want to lose the deposit, it’s possible to stipulate a cancellation policy during the reservation process. You can find here other info. Contact us!


Request / book

    Guide Alpine Val di Sole

    Piazza Regina Elena, 17
    (c/o Palazzo Municipale)
    38027 Malè TN
    T. +39 0463 903160
    M. +39 347 7457328
    E. info@guidealpinevaldisole.it