|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1854 ?, 1864|
|First successful climber(s):||Stefan Stainberg alone ?, Buxton, Tuckett, Biener, Michel|
|Nearest major airport:||Milan|
|Convenient Center:||Santa Caterina Valfurva - Bormio|
Thanks to Enrico Bestetti for adding this peak.
Gran Zebrù or Konigs Spitze (Konigspitz) is at 3851 m. the second high mountain of Ortles Cevedale group; it rises between Valfurva and Suldental. It's a limestone mountain surrounded with glaciers, its north face (you may see it from Suldental) is impressive. In summer the standard ice route, destination of many climbers; starts from Albergo dei Forni (Santa Caterina Valfurva) goes up Cedec valley to Pizzini hut (m.2700, 1,30 hours), the second day you climb the mountain from south east trough Colle della Bottiglia (PD, from 35 to 50 degrees, 4 hours).
From the top you may see Ortles, Cevedale, 13 Cime Range and numberless icy mountains. Other difficult routes to the summit are: NO ridge (Suldengrat) 6 hours D/D+, North Face Ertl route (600m., TD, from 50 to 65 degrees), North Face Minnegerode route (500m., D, from 50 to 60 degrees). You may climb or see north face from Citta di Milano (Schaubach) hut. Gran Zebru' top was a battlefield in world war I (1915-1918).
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 3 trip reports for Gran Zebrù.
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- Log #13574 - by Giuliano Tagliabue on Aug 12, 2001I climbed Gran Zebrù (Konigspitze) from Pizzini Hut (south-east normal route). I advice to be on the summit not after 9 o'clock. The weather was cloudy and quite warm, so the snow was heavy and in...
- Log #13575 - by Uli on July 28, 2001July 2001: Made the East Face from Schaubach Hut. Descent on normal route via Refugio Casatti. I recommend to start very early in the morning due to falling rocks in the colouir when the sun hits the...
- Log #13576 - by stephan mantler on July 24, 2001ascent via Rif.Casati ("normal route"); descent towards Rif. Citta di Milano over Konigsjoch - a bit tricky due to fresh snow and quite a lot of falling rocks.