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Ascent of Monte Altissimo di Nago on 2008-09-01

Climber: Rob Woodall

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
    Location:Italy
    Elevation:2079 m / 6821 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Monte 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:30 Minutes



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