Mt. Sassongher, or Sass Songher, dominates the landscape of Corvara and Colfosco with its striking peak
The Sassongher, a 2,665 m high mountain in the Puez-Odle Nature Park, represents the south-eastern border of the Puez Group in the Dolomites. The hike to its top is popular for the beautiful panoramic view it offers, but requires some mountain experience and you must be free from vertigo.
The tour starts at the Colfosco high-rope course and leads first to the Rif. Edelweiss mountain hut at 1,824 m a.s.l. Afterwards the path snakes its way to the Forcella del Sassongher wind gap and further on - on a relatively easy fixed-rope route - to the summit. The wind gap, however, can also be reached via the Rif. Col Pradat (Corvara), Rif. Puez or Rif. Gardenacia (La Villa) mountain huts.
The breathtaking view from the summit includes the Sassolungo Group, the Sella alpenstock and Mt. Marmolada, the highest peak of the Dolomites. Also the whole Alta Badia region can be seen from above. It has been confirmed that already for centuries huntsmen and farmers have scaled the area of Mt. Sassongher in order to reach the other surrounding Dolomite valleys. Its south wall was conquered for the first time by Josepf Kostner, alpine guide from Corvara, in 1900.