Ötztal Trek Stage 14
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Hochjoch HospizPhoto: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
- Route: Climbing, Path
- Requirements: Walking security, basic level of dizziness, high alpine experience;
- Mountain path black, intermittent alpine route
- Difficulties: Passage over the boiler wall remover (columns); Mountain guide recommended Equipment: normal hiking equipment, crampons, pimples according to circumstances; In any case rope;
- Acess / exit point: from Vent through Rofental to Hochjoch-Hospiz (about 2,5 h ascent, about 2 h descent)
Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m) – Dahmannspitze (3.397 m) - Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m)
Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit erforderlich; Routenverlauf größtenteils über meist schneebedecktes, spaltenfreies Eisfeld; Steigeisen, Pickel, Seil in der Regel nicht erforderlich; fantastische Sonnenuntergangstour
Schwierigkeit, Gehzeit: mittlere Wanderroute über Gletscher, ca. 0,50 h
Höhenunterschied: 120 hm Auf- und Abstieg
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Trittsicherheit, Grundmaß an Schwindelfreiheit, hochalpine Erfahrung; abschnittsweise alpine Route
Passage über den Kesselwandferner (Spalten); Bergführer empfohlen!
Tips and hints
Did you know that…
...Brandenburger Haus is the highest Alpine refuge hut run by the DAV (German Alpine Club)?
More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
A MAJESTIC GLACIER CASTLE
The trail first climbs in leisurely switchbacks through rather steep meadows before it gets really precipitous. Brandenburger Haus at 3.274 Meter above sea level is perched on the edge of a rock above Kesselwandferner glacier, amid spectacular mountain scenery. Up to approx. 3000 meters you follow Deloretteweg Trail before you reach countless crevasses spread over the glacier area. The route through the glacier is fairly easy to follow as it is marked with long poles. Nonetheless: roping-up is essential here! It takes about an hour to cross the glacier fields in a western/northwestern direction. The last section of the tour takes you through boulders up to Brandenburger Haus which affords spectacular panoramic views. Weißkugel, Tirol’s most beautiful mountain according to some, is only one of the many awe-inspiring peaks.
Public transportEnjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at
Getting thereVent is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Vent:
In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)
EquipmentIt is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.
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