RS gsellknoten und dreischusterspitze
RS gsellknoten und dreischusterspitze

Punta dei Tre Scarperi

The more than 3,000 m high Punta dei Tre Scarperi is the highest mountain of the Sesto Dolomites

The highest mountain of the Sesto Dolomites is with 3,145 m the Punta dei Tre Scarperi (Dreischusterspitze in German), west of the Val Fiscalina valley near Sesto. Here also famous mountain huts are located, like the Rif. Tre Scarperi and the Rif. Fondovalle in the Val Fiscalina valley.

The Punta dei Tre Scarperi is located in the Sesto Dolomites and is not only one mountain but an entire massif. Besides the main summit also the Cima di Sesto Nord and Cima di Sesto Sud, Torre di Sesto and further subsidiary summits between 2,392 m and 3,125 m belong to the massif, all of them dominated by the peak of the Punta dei Tre Scarperi.

Due to its crumbling rock and structure, the Punta dei Tre Scarperi is a difficult mountain to scale. The normal route proceeds from the Rif. Tre Scarperi to the Steinalpscharte gap and via the east flank up to the summit. Along this route, the mountain was climbed for the first time in 1869 (difficulty level III, UIAA).

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