Mountaneering - Ortles (3905m) - Route Hintergrat

Ascent to the Ortler through the famous Hintergrat

The “Hintergrat” is perhaps the most beautiful through the classic ridge routes that go up to the Ortler. We propose a great high altitude crossing, combining it with the descent from the normal route.

It is physically more demanding and technically a little more difficult than the normal route. Once you get to the top, you will have the feeling of having climbed to one of the most important peaks in the Eastern Alps.

Technical Informations


Height difference



Athletic difficulty

Technical Difficulty


Day 1

800 m 2 hours - - - 2

Day 2

1300 m 7/8 hours From Jun to September 4/5 AD- 2

Meeting Point: in Solda at the parking lot of the Orso chairlift

What to bring

  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Ice ax
  • Helmet
  • Water for two days in case of dry conditions (about 3 liters per person)
  • Snacks
  • High mountain clothing (see the "tips on how to dress" section)
  • Trekking poles are useful
  • Boots suitable for use with crampons (see the "advice on footwear" section)
  • Sleeping bag for overnight stay in the refuge
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses

The Price Includes

  • UIAGM / IFMGA The Outside Planet Alpine Guide
  • The guides speak Italian, English and German
  • Any technical material

The Price does not include

  • Overnight at Hintergratütte 
  • Chairlift ticket
  • Anything not specified in the item "The Price Includes"

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