The Ortler, 3905 m, is the highest peak in the Eastern Alps in South Tyrol. It is a massive dolomite mountain surrounded by a wide glacial cap from where several rocky ridges and ice couloirs stretch out. Mount Ortler provides one of the most thrilling alpine climbing routes in all the Alps, such as the mountaineering ascent along the Ortler Hochjochgrat Ridge, also known as Cresta del Giogo Alto.

  • Ortler
  • 2 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Ortler Hochjochgrat Ridge Route

This mountaineering ascent to the Ortler is a classic itinerary that leads to the summit via the severe Hochjochgrat Ridge (Cresta del Giogo Alto). It is a climb that develops on mixed terrain with snow ridges with delicate traverses, passages of III and some of IV.

Climbing to the summit of Mount Ortler along the Hochjochgrat Ridge requires 2 days:

Day One, from Valfurva to Rifugio Quinto Alpini
Day Two, from Rifugio Quinto Alpini to the top and returning via the Normal Route.

Prices of Ortler Hochjochgrat Ridge trip

€ 700 - Price for 1 person

The price includes UIAGM - IFMGA Mountain Guide, the price does not include overnight at Rifugio Quinto Alpini.

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Via Nibloch
    23030 Valfurva - SO
  • Meeting time to be agreed
  • Geographic coordinates 46°27'53.1"N 10°25'54.9"E

What to bring

  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Carabiners
  • Mountain boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To book the Ortler Hochjochgrat Ridge mountaineering ascent with a mountain guide you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the ascent to the Ortler.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the Ortler mountaineering ascent.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.