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Mountain Hike recommended route

Kraspessspitze - Umhausen-Niederthai

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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CAR PARK HAMLET SENNHOF (next to the information Niederthai)->Horlachtal->Schweinfurter Hut->KRASPESSPTZE
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Distance 8.8 km
4:30 h
1,267 m
0 m
2,954 m
1,540 m
Take the leisurely route from the car park hamlet Sennhof (next to the information Niederthai) towards Horlachtalweg trail up to Schweinfurter Hütte. Before you reach the hut, the path forks off to the left. Climb the steep slope in the direction of Weites Kar. Proceed to the next turn-off: the path on the left leads to Finstertaler Scharte ridge and Schartenkogel peak while the route on the right travels to Kraspesspitze along the mountain ridge. Great vistas of the Stubai Alps.

 

Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,954 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
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Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended.

Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html 

Start

car park hamlet Sennhof (next to the information) (1,539 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.128330, 10.967580
DMS
47°07'42.0"N 10°58'03.3"E
UTM
32T 649225 5221303
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Destination

Kraspesspitze

Turn-by-turn directions

Take the leisurely route from the car park hamlet Sennhof (next to the information Niederthai) towards Horlachtalweg trail up to Schweinfurter Hütte. Before you reach the hut, the path forks off to the left. Climb the steep slope in the direction of Weites Kar. Proceed to the next turn-off: the path on the left leads to Finstertaler Scharte ridge and Schartenkogel peak while the route on the right travels to Kraspesspitze along the mountain ridge. .

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at 

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads.

A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • car park hamlet Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30

 

Coordinates

DD
47.128330, 10.967580
DMS
47°07'42.0"N 10°58'03.3"E
UTM
32T 649225 5221303
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.8 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,267 m
Highest point
2,954 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
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