Ötztal Trek Stage 15
Ötztal Verified partner Explorers Choice
- 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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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
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.
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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