This page documents, in greater detail, our climb of Mount Cevedale. You will find a more complete set of images of this climb here, as opposed to what is in the main narrative.
Mount Cevedale is the third-highest peak in the Ortles Group, rising to an elevation of 12,365 feet (3769m). The peak is well-draped with glaciers, although from several aspects it is not that steep. A perfect intro mountaineering objective for Jenn, and a good basic mountain outing for the rest of us.
The Ortles group is a compact sub-range of the Alps in the northern Italian province of Lombardia. The region is also part of the Italian National Park of the Stelvio. We chose to go here because it was close to the dolomites, and so was a relatively short drive, and because it offered a basic climb to a relatively high peak.
We climbed Mount Cevedale in two days, hiking first to the rifugio Pizzini, and then climbing the next day to the summit and back down to the trailhead.
additional pictures on these pages that are not in the main narrative have a thumbnail surrounded by a color.