Grawand in the center with the Hochjochferner, right in the valley Maso Corto, as seen from the northwest ( At the back ice)

The Grawand (Italian Croda dei Cornacchie ), formerly also Krahwand of crow called is a 3251 m slm high mountain peak in Schnalskamm, a mountain range in the Oetztal Alps in the Italian province of South Tyrol. About 50 meters to the west below the summit is a hotel and the mountain station of the leading up of Maso Corto Senales Schnalstaler Gletscherbahn. In the immediate surroundings at Hochjochferner a summer ski area. The Grawand was first climbed in 1853 on the occasion of kk military triangulation.


The Grawand located on the southern edge of the vast Hochjochferner, the stretching up here to a height of almost 3200 meters. Neighboring mountains are in the course of the ridge to the north west, the 3202 -meter-high ( according to other sources 3195 m) Grey wall and in the north east, separated by the Fineiljoch ( 3125 m), the black wall with 3354 meters of altitude. To the southwest of the Schnalskamm falls at this point down to Schnalstal and to the northeast down on Hochjochferner into Rofental. The nearest permanently populated locality is the South Tyrolean Maso Corto, which is located about one kilometer in a straight line in a southwesterly direction.

Touristic development

Just below the Grawandgipfels the Hotel Grawand is on 3212 meters above sea level, which is only accessible via the existing since 1975 cable car, or on foot from Maso Corto. It serves as a base for the immediately following summer skiing on the Hochjochferner. Hiking trails lead to two and a half miles distant northern refuge Nice view ( Albergo Bellavista at 2842 meters above sea level ) and on to the alpine path transition Hochjoch ( 2861 m), where the border with Austria is exceeded. A path in a south-easterly direction leads down into Fineiltal and on over the Vernago Reservoir by Our Woman in Schnalstal.

Sources and maps

  • Walter Klier: Alpine Club leaders Ötztal Alps mountain Verlag Rudolf Rother, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-7633-1123-8
  • Alpine Club map 1:25,000, sheet 30/2, Ötztal Alps, White Ball ( The Grawand is on this card at the bottom )