The popular Glacier Flea Hike from Obergurgl (1,930 m) to Vent (1,900 m) ranks among the great challenges for Alpine hikers, leading right across the high Alpine glacier area of the upper Ötztal.
This traditional hike takes alpinists up to the 3,200 m high Ramoljoch ridge.
A truly outstanding event that gives fantastic insights into Ötztal's mountain and glacier world.
- Start: Obergurgl (1930 m) - pick-up Start Cards
- Ramolhaus (3006 m) 7 km - food and drink
- Ramoljoch (3200 m) 2 km
- Langeben (2583 m) 3 km
- Finish: Vent (1900 m) 4 km
If you want to receive the badge/certificate it is absolutely necessary that you pass all checkpoints by stamping also your card.
SERVICE ALONG THE HIKING TRACK
The whole track is supervised by a radio communication system. First aid and safety teams are spread all over the high Alpine hiking route.
Liability: The hiking event organizer doesn't assume any responsibility. In the course of registration all participants know and accept the general event terms and rules.
|EVENT ORGANIZER||SC Gurgl - SC Vent|
|START||Sunday, 05 August 2018
from 06.00 am through 08.00 am at the village square in Obergurgl
|FINISH LINE||Vent - Local Administration / Fire Department|
|ENTRY||Registration right at the Start by paying the entry fee and picking-up the Start Card.|
|ENTRY FEE||€ 12.00 per adult person / € 5.00 per child (up to 14 years) and seniors (over 60 years).
Group discounts from 5+ persons: € 10.00
The entry fee also includes the return transfer by bus from Vent to Obergurgl and 1 drink at the entertainment event in the finish area.
|SHUTTLES||Taxi from Vent to Obergurgl running from 11.00 am.|
|FIRST AID||Red Cross|
|INFORMATION||ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS INFORMATION OBERGURGL-HOCHGURGL
6456 Obergurgl T +43 (0) 57200 100 F +43 (0) 57200 101
ÖTZTAL TOURISMUS INFORMATION VENT
6458 Vent T +43 (0) 57200 260 F +43 (0) 57200 261
|GENERAL TERMS||Everyone reaching the finish area in Vent by 4.00 pm reveives the Golden Glacier Flea.
Trophy: for the 3 fastest male and female participants, the oldest male and female participants and the youngest male and female participants.
|IMPORTANT NOTE||The Ötztal Glacier Flea Hike is a challenging tour in a high Alpine area, leading up to about 3200 meters above sea level. The trail is mostly well-marked (red trail blazes) and travels along signposted routes of the Alpine Association.
Nevertheless, it is suitable only for experienced hikers in an excellent physical shape with enough stamina.
Sturdy hiking boots are absolutely required as well as appropriate mountain gear like warm jackets and weather-proof clothes - also in good weather!
Never leave the marked route!
Try to walk at a moderate and study pace from one station to the next.
Don't throw away anything on your hike, take everything down to the valley in your rucksack.
Complete result list and pictures on Facebook at Skiclub Gurgl 1911