RS Geisler Alm Geisler Furchetta
RS Geisler Alm Geisler Furchetta

Furchetta

The Furchetta (Furcheta in Ladin) is neighbouring the Odle Peaks with Mt Sass Rigais and is as high as it: 3,025 m asl.

Although the neighbouring Sass Rigais due to is massy form is referred as main summit of the Odle Group, sometimes Mt Furchetta is described to be 5 m higher. Due to its double peak, the mountain is like an opened scissors: the 3,025 m (or 3,030 m) high Furchetta and the 3,010 m high Small Furchetta.

The picture of the Odle Group is also dominated by the massive northern wall of Mt Furchetta. In 1870 it was climbed for the first time by Johann Baptist Vinatzer, a hunter, still today the Vinatzer Path reminds of him. The 800 m high northern face was climbed for the first time in 1925, some years before an attempt failed, where also Luis Trenker took part.

The name, Furcheta in Ladin, probably derives from its form: furca means fork in Ladin. Today the mountain is accessible from Santa Cristina through the Val dla Salieres to the Saliëries wind gap and further to the summit, a popular mountain hike in summer.

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