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Zehnerspitze (Cima Dieci)

toppturer 2008/2009 Posted on Tue, March 17, 2009 20:25:34

Lavarellahütte(2042m) – skidepot Zehnerspitze (~2980m)

After a good breakfast at the Lavarellahütte, we head for the “main tour” of the area, enjoying the excellent weather and the amazing panorama. The Dolomites are indeed very impressive mountains. The rock solid autobahn ascend tracks bear witness to the abundance of alpinistas of the past weekend. Today is Monday and the number of ski tourists are easily counted.
We ascend in gemütlichen tempo, enjoying the scenery, the wonderful
weather and almost perfect conditions, first over the flat valley and
then in serpentines climbing the increasingly steep eastern face of the
Zehnerspitze. Our guide book had stated the tour as difficult due to the ferrata fleading to the summit. At the ski depot we also realised why this was the case. The klettersteig is steep and exposed. Most of the people that day actually ascended to the summit, some safeguarding using harness, some without, but we were all in agreement to leave the summit in favour for a long and prosperous life… Using a guidebook from an author you don’t know, always requries some tours in order to get the grip of his/hers levels of difficult — at least now we now that when this guy says difficult, it is scary…

For the descend we choose the easternmost and steepest part of the face, where there still were some untouched patches. As the the snow wasn’t fully transformed, we didn’t want to let the slope waste too much time in the sun. The dowt to the”citadell” was fantastic. The rest of the descend is more to consider a transport back to the Lavarellahütte.

Back at the cabin, the sun was pouring in over the terasse, were we could enjoy a cold goldener pokal (or four), and continuing the endless discussion which of the mountains were Marmolada. In the end I do believe Micha were right.

Date:
16th March 2009
Skiers: Micha, Staffan, Tapio
Location: Fanes, West Dolomites, Südtirol, Italy



Forcella Ciamin (2395m)

toppturer 2008/2009 Posted on Tue, March 17, 2009 18:37:07

Berggasthof Pederü (1548m)- Picodelsee (1850m) – Forcella Ciamin (2395m) – Picodelsee (1850m) – Lavarellahütte (2042m)

The weather this year is somewhat strange. First there are winds blowing form the south in December and January giving South Tirol and Kärnten more snow than anyone can ever remember. Then, in feburary, the wind changes direction, leading to a prevailing nordsztau at the alp hauptkamm, giving bad weather in munich, a lot of snow in arlberg and extremely dangerous touring conditions. The only solution at the moment is to go south, where the sun is shining and the conditions are safe!

So me, Micha and Tapio declare monday and tuesday out of office and head down to the Dolomites for three days of sunny frühjahrstouren in südtirol. A fter a quick scan of guidebooks, maps, travel reports, and weather- and avalanche forcasts, the area around Faneshütte and Lavarellahütte (they are only some 600m apart — horisontally, not vertically) seems to offer nearly perfect touring conditions. As it turned out this was also the case!

Me and Tapio meet up at the Munich central station and hop on the 06:30 train to murnau. As this is the first train leaving munich in direction GaPa of a sunday morning, most of our co passangers are recovering from a great night on the town. In Murnau micha picks us up and we drive the three hours to Pederü. In pederü we have luck and manages to get a parking space in what could possibly be the largest ski touring parking lot in the world. I am happy that we have all ready booked beds in the Lavarellahütte. Well it is sunday and most of the people will leave in the afternoon, bokking weren’t necessary…

As we start the 500m (this time vertical) ascend to Lavarella we still don’t know whether we will do some proper ski touring today or just transport ourselves and our gear to the cabin. As we reach the large plateau surrounding the Pocodelsee, the sun is shining into the irresitible cirque under the Forcella Ciamin. Out ski touring goal is set for the day. The climb up to the small pass is unproblematic, but longer than we estimated from below (which has never happened before … ). During the ascend some large clouds have been rooling in fromthe north, together with a chilly wind. We don’t spend much time at the pass, deskin, and hit the slope. Unfortunately, in the shade from the clouds the moist crust of the snow has frozen, making it very difficult to ski. Still we all agree that the middle part was excellent…

After a short break at the lake, we reskin and head for the Lavarellahütte. Now with all ready almost 1000m vertical in the thisght the last 200 vertical meters on the quite flat road to the cabin is a real p.i.t.a. Fortunately they serve Forst at the cabin, for quick regeneration of the spirits…

Date: 15th March 2009
Skiers: Micha, Staffan, Tapio
Location: Fanes, Western Dolomites, Südtirol, Italy