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Trio on Summit
A couple of Italian Climbers snapped this photo of all of us (including Andrew with the goofy glacier glasses) on the summit. [enlarge]
Aesthetic Summit Ridge
The graceful line of the summit ridge on Monte Cevedale. [enlarge]
Gottfried, all tied up!
Gottfried in full battle gear near the summit of Monte Cevedale. [enlarge]
Brian heading down
Brian heads down the summit ridge on Monte Cevedale. [enlarge]
courtesy BConnell
Looking down from above
Andrwe waits for Brian to snap this photo of him. Taken on descent of Monte Cevedale. [enlarge]
Below a white ceiling
Our group descends below a level-flat ceiling of clouds on Monte Cevedale. [enlarge]
Cevedale descent
A rest break on the descent down from Monte Cevedale. [enlarge]
Glacial sediments
The bright green in this periglacial pond indicates active glaciation above. [enlarge]
Steep dirt descent
Looking straight down the very steep dirt trail betwen the Casati rifugio and the Pizzini rifugio. [enlarge]
Steep trail
A view from partway up the steep trail between rif. Pizzini and rif. Casati. Looking up. [enlarge]
March back to camp
Brian and Jenn march back down to the rifugio Pizzini. [enlarge]
Crevasses and Seracs
A broken up bit of glacier on the vedretta del Pasquale (Pasquale Glacier). [enlarge]
courtesy BConnell
Nearing Pizzini Hut
Our group has almost made it back to the Pizzini hut. [enlarge]
Pretty Ortles Cow
The cows in the high valley below rif. Pizzini are quite handsome! [enlarge]
Annotated Topo Map
This is an annotated topographic map of our climb up Monte Cevedale. Our actual ascent/descent (obtained from my GPS tracklog) is overlain onto the map in red. [enlarge]
Interactive trackmap with photo points - Monte Cevedale - click map to view
Climb Data - Mt Cevedale, Day 1
Start Time: 2:34p.m.
End Time: 4:29p.m.
Duration: 1h54m
Distance: 5.05 km (3.14 mi)
Average Speed: 2.7 km/hr (1.7 mph)
Start Elevation: 7051ft (2149m) *
Max Elevation: 8885ft (2708m) *
Min Elevation: 7048ft (2148m) *
End Elevation: 8885ft (2708m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 1769ft (539m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 3ft (1m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
Climb Data - Mt Cevedale, Day 2
Start Time: 5:04a.m.
End Time: 4:25p.m.
Duration: 11h21m
Distance: 16.23 km (10.09 mi)
Average Speed: 1.4 km/hr (0.9 mph)
Start Elevation: 8871ft (2704m) *
Max Elevation: 12362ft (3768m) *
Min Elevation: 7083ft (2159m) *
End Elevation: 7083ft (2159m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 3469ft (1057m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 5155ft (1571m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
Elevation Profile over Distance
This is a GPS-derived elevation profile of our climb of Mount Cevedale, graphed over distance. [enlarge]
Elevation Profile over Time
This is a GPS-derived elevation profile of our climb of Mount Cevedale, graphed over time. [enlarge]
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