Vent - Martin Busch Hütte - Similaunhütte - Similaun
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Martin-Busch-HüttePhoto: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
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Safety informationGlacier Tour - only in groups with ropes or with a mountainguide.
Tips and hints
More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
From the hut first continue on a flat trail in the direction of Niederjoch col, after about 30 minutes ascend straight up to the lateral moraine of Niederjochferner glacier, crossing the crevasse-free glacier during the last 30 walking minutes towards Similaunhütte; walking time: 2 hours.
From Similaunhütte over the moraine ridge in a few minutes to Niederjochferner glacier. Cross the glacier near the rocks and continue to the ridge, which protrudes into the glacier field. Follow the narrow footpath up to the rocky ridge and the glacier located behind it (caution: crevasses!) until you get to the even steeper summit ascent. Then continue either over corn snow (“firn”) or – if it is icy – on the right side over rocks to the ridge. Cross the ridge, the last few meters are quite exposed, and continue to the summit cross; walking time: approx. 2 ½ hours.
Return route: on the same trail back to Similaunhütte and Martin Busch Hütte, then down to Vent; walking time: 5 ½ hours.
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 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
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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.
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