Rosskopf (Stubai Alps)
Rosskopf from the west, in the background the Fundres Mountains
|height||2189 m slm|
|location||near Sterzing , South Tyrol , Italy|
|Coordinates||46 ° 54 '54 " N , 11 ° 22' 59" E|
|Normal way||from the mountain station of the Rosskopfseilbahn over the NE ridge|
The Rosskopf ( Italian Monte Cavallo ) is the easternmost branch of the Aggls-Rosskopf ridge in the Stubai Alps and the local mountain of the city of Sterzing in South Tyrol , Italy . The grassy summit bears a cross and reaches a height of 2189 m slm
The climb to the top is easy. Either you first take the path to Sterzingerhaus ( 1930 m ) and from there follow the eastern ridge in 40 minutes to the summit, or you can approach the Rosskopf from the Ochsenscharte ( 2176 m ) over the western ridge in 1 hour. This ascent requires surefootedness and mountain experience. As a ridge crossing, the not entirely easy but marked transition to the Telfer Weißen ( 2588 m ) in approx. 2 hours is recommended.
On the eastern slopes there is a ski area and opportunities for cross-country skiing. The Rosskopf area is also the starting point for various high-altitude hiking trails.
The broadcasting company Südtirol operates the broadcasting station Rosskopf on the crest of the mountain that descends from the summit in a northeastern direction. It broadcasts various programs (VHF radio and television).
- Hanspaul Menara , Hannsjörg Hager: South Tyrolean short hiking guide . Athesia, Bozen 1981, ISBN 88-7014-217-5
- Helmut Dumler: South Tyrol 2. Area guide: Area guide for hikers and mountaineers through the mountain world of the southern Stubai Alps, the Texel Group and the Sarntal Alps , Bergverlag Rother , Munich 1989, ISBN 3-7633-3305-3