This mountain towers in the Stelvio National Park.
Image gallery: Monte Cevedale
Besides the Ortles and Monte Zebrù, the Monte Cevedale (3,769 m a.s.l.) is the highest peak in the Ortles-Cevedale Group. This mountain is located in the Stelvio National Park and includes tracts of the Italian provinces Lombardy, Trentino and South Tyrol.
This striking mountain is made up of three different peaks: the main peak and the southern and northern Monte Cevedale. Furthermore Monte Cevedale marks the tri-border region of Trentino, South Tyrol and Sondrio.
In addition, Monte Cevedale is considered to be the highest mountain of the Ortles-Cevedale group which is suitable for ski alpinism. In case of good weather and snow conditions you might be able to even reach the mountain summit. Also hikers can look forward to Monte Cevedale, as the ascent is considered to be moderately difficult. As, however, you have to cross glaciers you should exercise caution.
During the mountain warfare between 1915 and 1918 the Italian-Austrian frontline passed in the north of Monte Cevedale. Depending on snow conditions you can still see the former station of the front-line soldiers.
The first ascent of this peak was performed by the alpinists Julius von Payer, J. Pinggera and J. Reinstadler in 1865.