Did a round trip through the south side of the ortler group with Mike.
Accessing Pizzini hut
Just above Königsjoch
Going up Königspitze east wall
Mike @ summit of Königspitze
We could ski down directly from the summit
Mike skis down the exposed Königspitze east wall
After accessing the Königspitze we went on to the Rifugio V Alpini.
Accessing Cima della Mineriea.
Climbing down from Cima della Mineriea
Skiing down the virgin Zebruferner
Reaching the Rifugio V Alpini where we spent one night in the winter room
Tea time @ 5 alpini hut
Accessing Monte Zebru
Summit of monte zebru
Skiing down from monte zebru
Fantastic light @ sun set just before coming back to rifigio 5 alpini
Going back from rifugio 5 alpini to pizzini hut. Due to fog above 3300 m we decided spontanously to ski down via a lower route.
Skiing down from cima della Mineriea
Went from pizzini hut to cevedale. Skipped summit due to avalanche risk and fog and went down to casati hut. Reached cevedale in a second go at afternoon and slept at bivacou colombo
On the vedretta di cedec on the way to cevedale
Fog and about 40 cm of new snow forced us to skip cevedale approach 100 m below the summit
Small snack at casati hut
Good wether at afternoon and an alternative route via the west ridge of the cevedale allowed us a second go
Reward for the second go
Monkey at cevedale summit
Leaving cevedale on powder slopes
View from bivouac colombo where we spent the night
Correct dressed for a bivouac dinner
Went from bivouac colombo via palon de la mare to monte vioz and down to branca hut.
Leaving bivouac colombo
Skiing down south side of palon de la mare
View from monte vioz into upper val di sole
Skiing down the vigin Ghiacciaio dei Forni
View onto the forno round
Way down from monte vioz leaves the impassable ghiacciaio dei forni via a small climbing passage
Went from branca hut via Cima S. Giacomo down to the parking area.