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Climbing in South Tyrol

Above all summits is where is peace …

... Johann Wolfgang Goethe already knew this. Climbers love the peace and quiet on the surrounding mountains in Innichen in Hochpustertal and the adventurous climbing on the Dolomites rocks. The Sextner Dolomite Alps are perfect for alpine enthusiastic climbers. More moderate hikes are also possible in Pustertal’s Drei Zinnen Nature Park.

The opening of the Dolomite Alps began 200 years ago by Europe’s most popular climber. Various climbing tours still have his name. 

Climbing tour – Die große Zinne

The highest of the “Drei Zinnen” (Three Pinnacles) is still considered to be one of the most popular climbing destinations of the Alps. The various tour offer a wide range of opportunities for all difficulty levels (III-XI), that is why the tours are all manageable with a tour guide for all climbers with not so much experience as well as a great challenge for pros. Climbing the tours is most recommended between June and October. 

Start: Auronzo hut

Walking and climbing time (depending on the tour): ¾ hour to the access point, 3 hours to the summit and 3 hours for the return.

The regional mountain guides will gladly advise you when it comes to the right gear and the like. 

Climbing and hiking in the Dolomites of South Tyrol
Mountaineering

Via ferrata

The several via ferratas in the Sextner Dolomites region invite you to climbing in South Tyrol. Here are some examples:

  • Alpinisteig via ferrata
  • This facility originates, like many others, from the First World War.
  • Total walking time: 5 hours
  • Features: Depending on the weather it can be very icy here, so crampons and ice picks may be required.
  • Friedensweg
  • Walking time: 4 hours
  • Features: you should be absolutely free from giddiness and sure-footed.
  • Paternkofel
  • Walking time: 45 minutes
  • Features: short path, recommended for beginners 

Mountain guide

If you think big and want to book a mountain guide, in Hochpustertal you will find various alpine school as well as private guides. 

Activities in summer in the Dolomites
The Dolomites

We gladly provide you with more detailed information at your Leitlhof Hotel in Hochpustertal. Send us your no obligation holiday enquiry for your climbing holiday on the Sextner Dolomite Alps. We are looking forward to welcoming you in summer for climbing in South Tyrol.