We set off in the afternoon from Malga Mare 1950 m to tackle the pleasant path that winds its way up through the Swiss stone pines until we reach Pian Venezia, where the vegetation ends and we can admire the splendid glacial valley crossed by the stream that carries glacier water down into the valley. We walk to the peaceful Larcher hut 2608 m where we enjoy a good dinner and then go to bed early.
The next morning we set off early, it is still dark outside. We walk in silence until we reach the beginning of the glacier. It is dawn, and we calmly put on our crampons and strap ourselves in, so that we can start the ascent safely. We climb slowly but steadily, so as to accustom our bodies to the altitude above 3000 metres. We reach the saddle below the summit, where we can see the roped parties ascending from the Rifugio Casati, and from here we are soon at the summit, where we can enjoy the beautiful view we have definitely gained.
The return journey is along the same route, the sun has softened the snow surface so it is easier to descend. We arrive at the refuge just in time to enjoy a good plate of canederli and recover our strength before descending to the valley, tired but happy.