Cima Dura

The Durreck Group with Mt Cima Dura (Durreck) in the Valle Aurina is part of the impressive Venediger Group.

The Durreck Group is an independent mountain massif within the Venediger Group in the High Tauern. Due to the relatively modest dimensions and the low number of particularly famous peaks, this mountain range is less known than the Vedrette di Ries, bordering to the Durreck Group in the south, delimited by the Valle di Riva and the Valle dei Dossi in the Valle Aurina.

The name of this mountain range derives from its highest and most famous peak, Mt Cima Dura (3,135 m asl - Durreck, in German). The mountain was climbed for the first time in 1877. Today - like then - the tour starts in Riva di Tures and takes you first to the Moosmair hut and then, through brittle rock, to the summit.

Mt Cima Dura and the Durreck Group with beautiful Lake Chiusetta located at 2,150 m asl and the Durreck high-altitude path are part of the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park.

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