Firntourklassiker im Bereich der Schweinfurterhütte.
Für alle Tourenziele im Einzugsgebiet der Guben Schweinfurterhütte 2028m gilt, dass diese auch als Tagestour direkt von Niederthai 1548m aus machbar sind, sofern einem der ca. 5.5km lange und in etwa 1Std und 45min dauernde Zustieg von Niederthai 1548m über fast 500 Höhenmeter bis zur Guben Schweinfurterhütte 2028m nicht zu viel an Kondition raubt. Das beliebteste Tourenziel stellt dabei wohl die Kraspesspitze 2954m dar.
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Avalanche Hazard Scale
Triggering is generally possible but only from high additional load in isolated areas of extremely steep terrain. Only small-sized sluffs and natural avalanches are expected. Snow layers are generally stable.
Avalanches may be triggered in case of truly heavy loads, especially on a few explicitly indicated, steep slopes. Large spontaneous avalanches are not expected. In general, the snowpack is well bonded except on some very steep slopes. Choose your route carefully, avoid the indicated slopes and exposed sections.
Triggering is very probable even from low additional loads, particularly on the indicated steep slopes. On some steeper slopes, medium or even fairly large spontaneous avalanches may occur. On most steepslopes the snow layer is only moderately or weakly stable. Expertavalanche knowledge is required. You must avoid the indicated steepslopes and highly exposed sections.
Avalanches are likely to be triggered on many of the indicated steepslopes even if only light loads are applied. In some places, numerous medium-sized and also large-sized natural avalanches are expected.The snowpack is poorly bonded on most steep slopes. Choose your route according to these criteria, select only moderately steep terrain by avoiding the avalanche runout zones. Very expert avalanche knowledge is required.
5 (EXTREMELY HIGH)
Numerous huge or very large-sized natural avalanches are expected also in moderately steep terrain. Safe skiing is not possible anymore, not even in the marked ski area. The snowpack is poorly bonded and largely unstable. Don‘t go ski mountaineering at all!
The „standard ski mountaineering equipment“ is: touring skis with touring bindings, telescopic poles, climbing skins, ski crampons, digital avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel, avalanche probe, firstaid kit and mobile phone. A „complete glacier equipment set“ contains: sit harness, two prusik loops of different lengths and ascenders, two HMS biners, icepick, climbing irons and rope. Pack your rucksack carefully and don‘t forget extra clothes for the descent, sun protection/cream, cold protection, enough food and drink. If you stay overnight at a mountain hut take toiletry articles and a hut sleeping bag with you!
LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY
Easy: Short or moderately long tours, always easy, with ascents not steeper than 25° or slightly steeper only on short sections.
Intermediate: Moderately long or long tours of intermediate difficulty with ascents up to 35° or slightly steeper only on short sections.
Difficult: Very challenging and long or very long tours with ascents that can exceed 40°, comprising also climbing sections up to difficulty grade II (UIAA).
Tips, hints and links
Ski Mountaineering Rules
If you enjoy activities amid nature always respect the local guidelines when you set out on a ski tour (for example: wildlife preserves, hunting enclosures, reforestation areas, information boards, etc.).
Don‘t enter protected wildlife zones or feeding areas amid naturelandscapes, and avoid noise.
Cross forest areas in winter only on sign posted trails or marked routes as wild animals can panic if they hear loud voices or noise.
Learn more about the habitat of wild animals in the mountains, avoid getting too close to them. Watch them only from a safe distance. Please put your dog on a lead, it is absolutely irresponsible to take dogs into the forest without leashing them because wild animals suffer from food deficiency and weakness in winter.
Excellent planning and time management: start your tour early enough and return before darkness. In spring you should be back on the hut or in the valley at 12 noon (avalanche hazard!) at the latest.
Never cross forestation zones and areas with young plants and trees.
Ötztal Tourismus doesn‘t take any responsibility for the suggested tours. It is strongly recommended to enlist a certified local mountainguide. Glacier crossings are allowed only in a group by using a rope.
Before you set out on a tour you should inform someone down in the valley about the tour‘s destination and when you plan to be back. Anavalanche transceiver is an absolute must for Alpine ski mountaineering tours.
From the Sennhof car park (daily fee) in Niederthai you walk along the leisurely Horlachtal trail (7 km) to Schweinfurter Hütte (2034m). Before you get to the hut, you turn into „Gubener Weg“ on the left. On a quite steep slope the route continues towards Weites Kar. Follow the trail until you reach the fork-off: the left route takes you to Finstertaler Scharte and Schartenkogel peak while the path on the right leads up to the peak slope of Kraspesspitze (2954 m).
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
Niederthai 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
The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
Niederthai Parking Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
Niederthai Ortsweiler Lehen (football pitch), free
Niederthai Ortsweiler plate floor, free of charge
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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