The Monte Rosso, first scaled in 1872, is the highest mountain (3,337 m asl) of the Gruppo di Tessa.
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Once upon a time the Monte Rosso (3,337 m asl - Roteck in German) served for the determination of the time to the inhabitants of the Val di Fosse and therefore used to be called “Cima Dieci”. Today it is known as Monte Rosso and is a famous destination for mountain tours. Since 1978 it also boasts a summit cross.
The ascent to the Monte Rosso starts from the Rif. Cima Fiammante. To get there, start at the Birkenwald inn in Parcines at 930 m asl. From 930 up to 3,337 m asl, the altitude difference is remarkably high. There are two paths to the mountain refuge: across the Valle del Rio di Tel via the trail n°8 (4 hours) or from the Steiner farm at 1,442 m asl via Nassereto in 2.5 hours.
From the Rif. Lodner, located at 2,259 m asl in the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park, the trail n°9 proceeds to the eastern ridge of the Monte Rosso and takes you to the summit via a secured passage. According to the temperature and season, there might be firn snow fields. The panoramic view is breathtaking, the entire Gruppo di Tessa mountain range with its famous mountains such as the Cima di Tessa and Cima Bianca Grande can be admired. Our tip: we recommend you to stay overnight in the Rif. Cima Fiammante.