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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 15

Ötztal Trek Stage 15

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Brandenburgerhaus
    Brandenburgerhaus
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m 3800 3600 3400 3200 3000 2800 2600 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Oberes Guslarjoch Brandenburger Haus Fluchtkogel Kesselwandferner Guslarferner Vernagthütte
Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m) –> Fluchtkogel (3.497 m) –> Vernagthütte (2.755 m)
difficult
Distance 6.5 km
2:30 h
332 m
845 m
3,482 m
2,750 m
  • Route: Climbing, path
  • Requirements: tread safety, dizziness, high alpine experience;
  • Mountain path black, intermittent alpine route
  • Difficulties: Passage over boiler wall, Guslarferner and over glacier slope from the yoke to the escape creek (in each case columns); Mountain guide recommended
  • Equipment: usually crampons, pimples; In any case rope; Climbing on the glacier
  • Huts: Brandenburger Haus, Vernagt Hut
  • Acess / exit point: from Vent through the Rofental to Hochjoch Hospiz,
    from Hochjoch Hospiz via Deloretteweg and Kesselwandferner to Brandenburger House (about 6 h ascent, approx. 4,5 h descent)
    From Vent via the Vernagtegg to Vernagthütte (about 3.5 h ascent, about 2.5 h descent)
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Update: April 13, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Highest point
3,482 m
Lowest point
2,750 m
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Rest stops

Vernagthütte
Brandenburger Haus

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, hochalpine Erfahrung; abschnittsweisealpine Route

Passage über Kesselwand-, Guslarferner und über Gletscherhang vom Joch zum Fluchtkogel (jeweils Spalten); Bergführer empfohlen!

Tips and hints

Did you know that…
...despite the glacier meltdown, Kesselwandferner has increased in size since 1971?

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Brandenburger Haus (3,269 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.844306, 10.778049
DMS
46°50'39.5"N 10°46'41.0"E
UTM
32T 635568 5189397
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Destination

Vernagthütte

Turn-by-turn directions

THE GLACIER CASTLE PLUS A SUPERB SUMMIT

From Brandenburger Haus the trail descends (some 50 meters of altitude change) through boulders and rubble to Kesselwandferner and crosses the glacier in a northeastern direction towards Oberes Guslarjoch. It’s only another 150 altitude meters up to Oberes Guslarjoch ridge from 3.497 m tall Fluchtkogel peak: it offers fabulous views and is an absolute must!
Back at Oberes Guslarjoch, you descend through steep terrain down to Guslarferner glacier. The trail levels out and continues flat across the first glacier field until you reach a hill which has to be climbed (beware of crevasses here!). After another fairly steep slope the route descends in a south-eastern direction. The last part of the trail takes you through moraine terrain and along the moraine ridge down to Vernagthütte.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy 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 there

Vent 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

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Vent:

In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)

Coordinates

DD
46.844306, 10.778049
DMS
46°50'39.5"N 10°46'41.0"E
UTM
32T 635568 5189397
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

It 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.

Similar routes nearby

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  • Ötztal Trek Stage 14
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  • Ötztal Trek Stage 12
  • Ötztal Trek Route 4
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 13
  • Ötztaler Urweg E7 Vent - Gaislach
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
6.5 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
332 m
Descent
845 m
Highest point
3,482 m
Lowest point
2,750 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available

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