|Russiskreuz/Sella di Russis|
|Height||Climbing height - length|
|1729m||1188m - 15.5 km (Villn÷▀tal/Val di Funes)
1296m - 22.1 km (Brixen/Bressanone via Eores/Afers)
|3-4 (5)||4 (5)|
|How to get there||From the west the most direct (and southernly) climb starts where a road turns off the Bolzano-Brixen/Bressanone road up the Villn÷▀tal/Val di Funes. This road is a bit steep up the valley and when you turn off again at Villn÷▀/Funes it only becomes narrower and steeper. There is a wooden bench at the pass and the pass itself is wooden, but otherwise there are much open fine views. One could start up in Brixen/Bressanone (560m) and go via Palmschoss/Plancios (1697m), descend a little, and turn right for the pass.|
|Other comments||There is no map that marks out this pass, but still it is an obvious pass between the Villn÷▀tal/Val di Funes and the Aferer Tal/Valle di Eores. The pass itself is quite nice, but it would be natural to use it as only a step on the way to nearby Passo di ╔ores/Halsl/Kofeljoch (1866m) and J¨ de B÷rz/WŘrzjoch/Passo delle Erbe (1996m). (Photo taken only ca. 100m from the pass.) It is also very nice to simply continue up the Villn÷▀tal/Val di Funes to its end!