Ascent of Monte Altissimo di Nago on 2008-09-01
|Others in Party:||Andrew Tibbetts|
|Date:||Monday, September 1, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Monte Altissimo di Nago|
| Elevation:||2079 m / 6821 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportMonte Altissimo di Nago: 2079m, P653m
Map: Kompass 1:25k map 691 (25m contours).
Stats: 6km; 666mH
Time: Mon 1 Sept 2008.
Start: From S, Rifugio Graziani.
Route: From the Rifugio, a wide stony track zig-zags up the SE ridge to Rif. Altissimo "Damiano Chiesa". The summit Trig pillar is just above (N of) the rifugio.
Difficulties: None, YDS 2.
Summit: Grassy summit with a Trig pillar and low mast. I have a note (apparently from info gained on site) that the highest point is 2080m and ENE summit is 2069m. Map has 2079m for summit and no mention of ENE summit. ENE summit has some ancient stonework and a viewfinder. Between the two is the Rif. Altissimo "Damiano Chiesa", 2059m.
Notes After our morning ascent of Cima Valdritta, we drove N to the trailhead. The drive was more circuitous than expected due to a road closure, diverting us via Lago Pra de la Stua. The roads are narrow, winding and scenic. From the parking area we hiked the broad easy trail which zig-zags up the SE ridge from beside the rifugio. In a few places we took short-cut paths, and on the final summit climb we simply walked up easy grassy slopes, direct to the summit.
We then walked across a saddle, past the higher refugio, to the other summit, slightly lower, and enjoyed the (hazy) view before heading down. On the way back we decided it would be more fun to take a more direct route - on runnable grass pretty much all the way. We then enjoyed a nice lunch at the roadside Rifugio Graziani before going on to climb the third (not so easy) summit of the day: Becco di Filadonna.
For trip details and logistics, see the Säntis report
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||483 m / 1582 ft|
| Extra Gain:||10 m / 33 ft|
| Distance:||4.8 km / 3 mi|
| Route:||SE ridge (Trail 633)|
| Trailhead:||Rifugio Graziani 1616 m / 5305 ft|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 2|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
Warm and sunny
| Time Up:||1 Hours 10 Minutes|
| Time Down:||30 Minutes|
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