The Vrsic Pass is written in original Slovenian as Vršič, in Italian as Passo della Moistrocca, and in German as Werschetzpas. With its 1611 meters of elevation (5285 ft) it may not look so high in comparison with other great passes in the Alps like the Stelvio or Gavia passes, but it is very attractive.
Piz Umbrail is a mountain which rises above Umbrail pass (2501 m) in the northwest direction. In spite of its 3033 meters of height, the car access to the Pass makes this peak one of rather easy 3000ers. Here I describe the route from the Umbrail pass.
Stelvio Pass (Passo dello Stelvio, 2757 m) is one of the greatest passes in the world. It is located in the northwest part of Italian Alps, and it is the second-highest in the Alps (after Col de l’Iseran, 2770 m). In this post, I give some important information about access roads and mountain climbing in […]
Gavia pass (Passo di Gavia, 2652 m) is one of greatest road passes in the Alps. According to Wikipedia this is the 10th highest paved Alpine road. One of those roads, Stelvio pass, I have described in an another post within this site.
Hubschhorn (Hübschhorn, 3192 m) is one of the several great peaks around the Simplon pass (2005 m) and it can be climbed from the Simplon Hospice. It is the closest of all peaks, rising directly above the pass from its southeast side. This page provides information about the route.