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Alpine Tour recommended route

Weisskugel

Alpine Tour · Vinschgau
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BRANDENBURGER HAUS -> WEISSKUGEL
difficult
Distance 8.1 km
5:00 h
400 m
879 m
3,734 m
2,902 m
From the Brandenburger House first in a south-westerly direction and later in the south to the Vernaglwand (point: 3,065 m). On partly insured walk down to the Langtaufernferner. Over this glacier-splendid foothill to the Weißkugeljoch and from here steeply over the Felsgrat directly to the summit.Nice is the climb over the magnificent north ridge (sometimes by icing difficult).Easiest descent: over the Hintereisjoch and the Hintereisferner directly to the Hochjoch Hospiz in about 4 h.

 

Author’s recommendation

Reservation of the hut sleeping places necessary!
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Update: March 30, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
3,734 m
Lowest point
2,902 m
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Safety information

For high alpine experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted. Excellent physical condition, extensive mountain experience, alpine climbing gear, safety- and orientation guide, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com

Tips and hints

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

Start

Brandenburger Haus (3,733 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.797882, 10.726155
DMS
46°47'52.4"N 10°43'34.2"E
UTM
32T 631724 5184150
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Destination

Weisskugel

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Brandenburger House first in a south-westerly direction and later in the south to the Vernaglwand (point: 3,065 m). On partly insured walk down to the Langtaufernferner. Over this glacier-splendid foothill to the Weißkugeljoch and from here steeply over the Felsgrat directly to the summit.Nice is the climb over the magnificent north ridge (sometimes by icing difficult).Easiest descent: over the Hintereisjoch and the Hintereisferner directly to the Hochjoch Hospiz in about 4 h.

 

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

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 options are available in the mountaineering village Vent

- In summertime in front of the village (parking machine, only coins or EC card) and at the chairlift (at the ticket office of the mountain railways)

- In wintertime only at the chairlift

Cost: € 5,00 per day/car

Coordinates

DD
46.797882, 10.726155
DMS
46°47'52.4"N 10°43'34.2"E
UTM
32T 631724 5184150
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000

Kompass #43 | Ötztaler Alpen, Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Freytag&Bernd WK 251  | Ötztal, Pitztal, Kaunertal, Wildspitze  | 1:25:000

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.

 

Similar routes nearby

  • Kesselwandspitze
  • Finailspitze
  • Vernagthütte - Fluchtkogel
  • Similaunhütte - Martin Busch Hütte - Vent
  • Hinterer Brochkogel
  • Seufertweg Breslauer Hütte - Vernagthütte
  • Breslauer Hut - Wildspitze
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
400 m
Descent
879 m
Highest point
3,734 m
Lowest point
2,902 m
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