ALTISSIMO DI NAGO 2079 m.

Sealskins on the sunny Mediterranean snows of the Garda area

ALTISSIMO DI NAGO 2079 m.
ALTISSIMO DI NAGO 2079 m.
ALTISSIMO DI NAGO 2079 m.

The sun always shines in Riva del Garda, warming up the air even in the depths of winter.
Altissimo di Nago - when viewed from the small port of Riva - seems almost inaccessible at a first glance. The snow that caps it each winter endows it with a certain aura of mystery. It is also one of the most beautiful and popular ski-mountaineering destinations in southern Trentino. With its moderate slope and regular climbs, the refuge on the peak is easy to reach and offers breathtaking views. Moreover, it is always open, even on weekdays during the winter.

To reach it, you have a number of options. However, the easiest, quickest, and safest is indubitably to climb up the south-eastern side from San Giacomo - a small town found at 1200 m on the Altopiano di Brentonico.
Park your car near Hotel S. Giacomo and follow the signs of the summer itinerary to Rifugio Damiano Chiesa. The climb is fairly relaxing and relatively easy from the start. However, a bit more effort is required when you make your way past the woods on the path - that may be iced over at times - that takes you definitively onto free, open ground. Here, the striking views embrace Val Lagarina and the gorgeous round forms of the Altissimo.
With its regular slope and its few steeper sections, this itinerary will take you to Malga Campo at 1635 m. From the plain of the mountain dairy, you will be able to see the itinerary in its entirety. Simply follow the view along the crest as it bends in a half-curve towards south-west and takes you directly to the peak.
Take a break at the refuge, where you are guaranteed to find a warm welcome and some excellent cooking. Here, standing at 2059 m, you are only 20 m away from the peak of the Altissimo, which is a must if you want to enjoy the dazzling views of the splendour of Lake Garda.

 

 



You may also like ...

56 results

Monte Stivo to Malga Campo (alpine dairy)

The uphill climb to Monte Stivo is one of the classic routes in the...

Cornetto di Folgaria

Cornetto di Folgaria

The ascent to Cornetto di Folgaria, one of the most classic routes in...

Cima delle Stellune

A marvellous ski-mountaineering trail through a wild, spectacular...

Cima Brenta - Scivolo Massari

This is an amazing ski mountaineering route that requires good...

Monte Cornetto – Bondone

Monte Cornetto – Bondone

A classic, easy to follow ski mountaineering route that takes you to...

Piz Galin

Piz Galin is the most classic and popular ski-mountaineering trail on...

Le Tre Cime del Bondone

This is a characteristic ski-mountaineering itinerary

Cima Bureloni – from Passo Farangole

This is an impressive ski mountaineering route in a stunning Dolomite...

Monte Paganella

This route is wild and little used but it is worth a visit when there...

Punta Giovanni Paolo II - Cresta Croce

This classic route across the Adamello mountain range climbs uphill...

Malga Fevri (alpine dairy) - Monte Spinale

The climb to Monte Spinale is considered one of the best classic...

Monte Cevedale from Malga Mare (alpine dairy)

This Itinerary leads to one of the most popular peaks in the entire...

Eastern Cima Ceda

Eastern Cima Ceda

This route crosses the entire length of the wild Val d'Ambiez.

Cima Lobbia Alta

A beautiful 2-day itinerary on the glacier, climbing up to Cima...

Cima Roma

A spectacular panorama, snow cover throughout the entire season, a...

Punta Rocca

The Marmolada mountain range is a highly popular ski-mountaineering...

Monte Stivo to Malga Campo (alpine dairy)

The uphill climb to Monte Stivo is one of the classic routes in the Upper Garda and Sarca-Rovereto area

Read more ...
Cornetto di Folgaria

Cornetto di Folgaria

The ascent to Cornetto di Folgaria, one of the most classic routes in southern Trentino, is even and continuous, ideal also for less-experienced...

Read more ...

Cima delle Stellune

A marvellous ski-mountaineering trail through a wild, spectacular setting

Read more ...

Cima Brenta - Scivolo Massari

This is an amazing ski mountaineering route that requires good technical skills along the Massari gully, between Cima Mandron and Punta...

Read more ...
Monte Cornetto – Bondone

Monte Cornetto – Bondone

A classic, easy to follow ski mountaineering route that takes you to the panoramic Cornetto summit, one of the three peaks of Monte Bondone

Read more ...

Piz Galin

Piz Galin is the most classic and popular ski-mountaineering trail on the Paganella plateau

Read more ...

Le Tre Cime del Bondone

This is a characteristic ski-mountaineering itinerary

Read more ...

Cima Bureloni – from Passo Farangole

This is an impressive ski mountaineering route in a stunning Dolomite environment, exciting from all points of view. The ascent, tough and with some...

Read more ...

Monte Paganella

This route is wild and little used but it is worth a visit when there is plenty of snow. It should be tackled only when the snow is well settled,...

Read more ...

Punta Giovanni Paolo II - Cresta Croce

This classic route across the Adamello mountain range climbs uphill to the Giovanni Paolo II peak, (also known as Cresta Croce), offering an...

Read more ...

Malga Fevri (alpine dairy) - Monte Spinale

The climb to Monte Spinale is considered one of the best classic trails in the Madonna di Campiglio area

Read more ...

Monte Cevedale from Malga Mare (alpine dairy)

This Itinerary leads to one of the most popular peaks in the entire Alpine chain, Monte Cevedale

Read more ...
Eastern Cima Ceda

Eastern Cima Ceda

This route crosses the entire length of the wild Val d'Ambiez.

Read more ...

Cima Lobbia Alta

A beautiful 2-day itinerary on the glacier, climbing up to Cima Lobbia and to other classic features in the area

Read more ...

Cima Roma

A spectacular panorama, snow cover throughout the entire season, a relatively safe route, easy access and a minimum difference in altitude are the...

Read more ...

Punta Rocca

The Marmolada mountain range is a highly popular ski-mountaineering destination. It is not particularly difficult to get to Punta Rocca (the second...

Read more ...

Ski-mountaineering

0 results

Ski-mountaineering

0 results

Ski-mountaineering

0 results

Ski-mountaineering

0 results

Ski-mountaineering