Glaciers and accessible summits in the Austrian Tyrol
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The Stubai range is found in the Central Eastern European Alps, on the western end of Austria between Italy, Germany and Switzerland, and is one of the most attractive ski touring destinations in the Alps. The southern part of the range is in Northern Italy, but most of the Stubai is in Austria. It is the steepest of the three massifs of the Austrian Tyrol (Silvretta, Oetztal, Stubai). The area offers some beautiful routes on the glaciers and many summits are accessible on skis at various levels of difficulty. The North part is less known, and we are offering a circuit route with many summit ascents possible.
• Accessible peaks
• Comfortable refuges
• Great Austrian skiing
GRADE : D2 : A2 : F2
see our grade coding here
This price includes :
• 6 days guided ski touring with a qualified UIAGM high mountain guide
• 7 nights accomodation
• All dinners, breakfasts & picnic lunches
• Transfer from/to Zurich
• Lift passes
• Equipment hire
• Extra taxis if required
Meet at Zurich for transport to Niederthai (Oetztal), about half way between Innsbruck and St Anton. Meet with your guide in the evening at the hotel over a drink for an update on the weather, the route for the week and to fix any last minute equipment issues.
We head directly out from Niederthai (1550m) and head up to the Schweinfurter Refuge (2034m) along the Horlachtal. Then, with lighter bags, we head out from the refuge for the afternoon to climb our first summit, the Peistakogel (2740m). Return descent to the refuge for the night.
We climb to Breiter Grieskogel (3287m, the highest summit in the area) via Zwieselbachjoch (2868m). Descent to Winnerbachsee Refuge (2362m) for the night.
Ascent of Winnerbacher Weisskogel (3182m) viaWinnerbachjoch (2782m). Before reaching this pass we have the possibility of climbing to Westlicher Seeblaskogel (3048m). Descent to Westfalenhaus Refuge (2276m) where we will spend two nights.
Ascent of Hoher Seeblaskogel (3235m) with day packs. After the 800m descent there is the opportunity to climb to Langertaler Weisser Kogel (3217m). Re-descent to the Westfalenhaus Refuge.
Ascent of Zischgen Scharte (2950m) then descent to the north to 2400m. A second ascent towards Gleirsher Fernerkogel (3189m) before a descent along the vast valley leading towards the Pforzheimer Refuge (3210m).
Ascent of Rosskogel (3081m) then a descent of 500m before climbing to the Kraspesspitze (2954m). We then have a beautiful descent to Schweinfurter Refuge before we head back to Niederthai and our hotel.
Transfer from Niederthai to the Zurich train station or airport.