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30HSOA-#5 Hintere Schwärze



Trentino-Alto Adige

Impressive icy north face to ski

Ski Touring Extreme

20 km
2 km
1.4 km
1 day +
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
3.6 km
30HSOA-#5 Hintere Schwärze Map

This tour is long but worth it. The start from Vent is easy, as usual you go up a long valley on a forest road. Arrived below the Martin Busch hütte you start the real tour, with an impressive view on the Similaun north-east face. The glacier is easy to go up. Then you finally see the big and icy (not always) north face of the Hintere Schwärze. This face is really known around here, and you understand why when you see it ! We went up the normal way, which is not too difficult but requires alpine climb skills for the last part on the ridge. We were lucky to be able to ski it that early in the season (february) normally you have to wait at least May. That made this day really nice !



Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between April and June


  • Face
  • Alpine
  • Single Descent
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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