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Back-country skiing

To the Piz Sesvenna

Back-country skiing · Vinschgau
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moderate
Distance 10.3 km
5:30 h
1,568 m
1,470 m
3,205 m
1,717 m
This ski tour is one of the most popular in the Upper Vinschgau and offers powdery firn snow until late spring. Around the striking border mountain you can enjoy the view over an overwhelming high mountain landscape.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,205 m
Lowest point
1,717 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.705520, 10.473560
DMS
46°42'19.9"N 10°28'24.8"E
UTM
32T 612641 5173494
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Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts at the end of the village Slingia/Schlinig (1,738 m) along the winter hiking trail on to the Schliniger Alm alpine pasture and further on to the refuge Sesvenna (2,256 m). From the refuge, the track continues to the Sesvenna notch. To get around the steep N-slope, descend to the right and on to the Furkelsee lake. From there, go about 80 meters downhill to the glacier and ascend in the middle to the foot of the eastern notch. Deposit the skis there and go on right over the block notch, good step security is necessary, and on to the peak. Only good experienced ski tourers should climb under perfect conditions with skis to the summit in order to go down directly.

Descent: On the same route as the ascent.

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Coordinates

DD
46.705520, 10.473560
DMS
46°42'19.9"N 10°28'24.8"E
UTM
32T 612641 5173494
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,568 m
Descent
1,470 m
Highest point
3,205 m
Lowest point
1,717 m
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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