MONTE CAVALLO I (2912 Altitude)
Valun Blanch, Forcela Ciasè and ENE ridge.
This ascent can be combined with with the ascent (or the crossing) of the nearby Munt Ciasè through itineraries n. 21 and 20.
Follow itineraries n. 20 and n. 21 to the Forcela Ciasè (2850 m), from where the ESE crest of the mountain starts. The first section can present some short rocky sections, shouldn't the snow conditions be optimal (in case, take off the skis). Continue on the wide and progressively less steep ridge and shortly reach the peak.
4 - 6 if the Forcella Casale is reached following itinerary n. 205 - 7 if the Forcella Casale is reached from itinerary n. 21 and then itinerary n. 20.
Retrace the ascent itinerary. It can also be considered as an interesting descent itinerary for tour n. 24, allowing the full crossing of the mountain.
From the peak, lower in ENE direction through the wide ridge which gets steeper approaching the Forcela Ciasè. Descend carefully the lower section (eventually taking off the skis) and reach the saddle. From here follow itineraries n. 20 and the following ones to the Lavarella hut.
For those ascending the ENE ridge, it is advised to descend to the “fake” saddle Forcela Ciaval and the Valun Ciampestrin. Not only is it more engaging from a descent point of view, but it allows the crossing of the peak and the circumvention of the Piz de Ciampestrin, ascending and descending on two different gullys.
- Just like S1; some soft terrain irregularities and hollows. The descent is free
- The slope is more marked (30° ÷ 35°). It is not always easy to proceed in a straight line; it is necessary to bend more often, the terrain opens giving a certain degree of route choice
- Intermediate skier: he can manage descends ot the S3 difficulty type as well, as long as they are not continuous or very long
- Ski skins
- Knowledge about the snow features are necessary
- Tour for compact snow conditions