The Sassongher, also Sass Songher, is a 2,665 m high mountain. It is the south-east pillar of the Puez Group and part of the Puez-Odle Nature Park
The Sassongher, striking peak of the Puez Group in the Dolomites, has been a passage for centuries used by hunters and farmers. The mountain was climbed for the first time across the south wall in 1900 by Joseph Kostner, mountain guide from Corvara.
The Sassongher near Corvara in Alta Badia is accessible within 2.5 hours from the Rif. Edelweiss mountain hut in Colfosco. The partly secured mountain hike proceeds across the Sassongher Ridge (2,435 m a.s.l.) up to the summit which offers a fantastic view. In good weather it stretches until the Sella Massif, Marmolada and the main Alpine ridge.
The peak is also reachable from La Villa in Alta Badia via the 2,050 high located Gardenacia Mountain Hut in the Puez-Odle Nature Park. Along the descent you can decide, if you want to come back to La Villa or to Colfosco.