The Punta d’Oberettes is the highest mountain on South Tyrolean terrain of the Val Senales mountain range in the Oetztal Alps.
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The Punta d’Oberettes (Schwemser Spitze in German) has got two summits, on the one hand the 3,459 m high main peak and on the other hand the 3,337 m high southern summit. The Bildstöckeljoch saddle (3,097 m asl) at the end of the southern ridge is an important transition between the Val Senales and the Valle di Mazia.
The mountain is located in the north of Maso Corto in Val Senales and is surrounded by glaciers. The ski tour on this mountain is only reserved for experienced ski touring passionates and starts at the Rif. Oberettes (2,670 m asl) in Valle di Mazia and proceeds across the Oberettes Glacier to the Forcella di Oberettes. Afterwards you proceed along the north west ridge to the summit (degree of climbing difficulty UIAA II).
Generally speaking, the ski tour to the Punta d’Oberettes is particularly popular in late spring. There is also a route from Maso Corto in Val Senales (2,011 m asl). From this place you proceed to the Lazaun ski slope. Once you reach the forest boundary you proceed in north-western direction towards the Valle Fossalunga. At 2,500 m asl, the route proceeds to the Oberettes Glacier, leaving behind the summit slope you reach the ski deposit. Caution: this tour does not only require mountain experience, but also secure snow and weather conditions.