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White, whiter, whitest is everything you will see…

Really big eyes for all winter hikers in the rear Ötztal: the pace is excellent to admire the unspoilt beauty of the Alpine mountains and landscapes. 12 km of cleared, signposted winter walking trails lead through snow-covered stone pine forests, white meadows and along the frozen Gurgler Ache brook. Take an even deeper insight into marvelous backcountry areas on guided snowshoeing adventures.

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Ötztal Trek Stage 13

Long Distance Hiking • Meranerland
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  • Similaunhütte
    / Similaunhütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Ötzi Fundstelle
    / Ötzi Fundstelle
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
  • Hochjoch Hospiz
    / Hochjoch Hospiz
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus
Map / Ötztal Trek Stage 13
2400 2700 3000 3300 3600 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Similaunhütte

Similaunhütte (3.017 m) –> Hauslabjoch (3.283 m) –> Hochjoch-Hospiz (2.412 m)

difficult
8.5 km
5:00 h
450 m
1050 m

SIMILAUNHUT (3.017 m) –> HAUSLABJOCH (3.283 m) –> HOCHJOCH-HOSPIZ (2.412 m)

 

Route: Climbing, Path Requirements: Step safety, dizziness, condition, high alpine experience; Mountain path black, intersection alpine route Difficulties: Passage over Hochjochferner (columns); Mountain guide recommended Equipment: normal hiking equipment, crampons, pimples according to circumstances; In any case rope; Climbing on the glacier Duration: approx. 5 h Difference in altitude: approx. 450 Hm ascent, approx. 1.050 hm descent Highest point: 3.283 m Distance: approx. 7.5 km Accommodation, stop: Similaunhütte, Hochjoch-Hospiz Vent through the Niedertal to the Martin-Busch-Hütte and further to the Similaunhütte (about 4.5 h ascent, approx. 3.75 h descent); From Vent through the Rofental to Hochjoch-Hospiz (about 2,5 h ascent, about 2 h descent)

Difficulty
difficult
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Altitude
3283 m
2288 m
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Rest Stop

Hochjoch Hospiz
Similaunhütte

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition, hochalpine Erfahrung; abschnittsweise alpine Route

Passage über den Hochjochferner (Spalten); Bergführer empfohlen

Equipment

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.

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Similaunhut (3017 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.772371 N 10.854696 E
UTM
32T 641600 5181539

Destination

Vernagthut

Turn-by-turn directions

SIMILAUNHUT (3.017 m) –> HAUSLABJOCH (3.283 m) –> HOCHJOCH-HOSPIZ (2.412 m)

 

A tour under the sign of the ice man   First it goes from the hut over a wide back upwards, until the back turns into a steep block ridge. Fixed ropes are a help in this passage until the terrain in the last section of the Tisenjoch on the South Tyrolean side gets flatter again. The discovery of the ice-skier Ötzi here at the Tisenjoch is the highlight of the stage. In the end, we climb another 100 meters to Hauslabjoch. We enter the Hochjochferner and stop at the right edge northwards. At an elevation of 3,000 m, the glacier is abandoned and at 2,950 m the route leads into the path, which descends from the lake. Continue down the steep slope before the trail goes down into serpentines down into the Rofental. At 2.500 m, you cross the Hochjochbach and again hike in serpentines on steeper terrain down to the stream of the Hintereisferner. To the Hochjoch hospice, 100 challenging heights have to be managed.

Public transport

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

 

Getting there

Vent 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

 

Parking

In Vent the following parking facilities are available:

In front of the village and at the valley station of the chairlift (fee required)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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    Ötztal Trek Stage 15
  • Breslauer Hütte
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  • Tiefenbach
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
450 m
Descent
1050 m
Tour route Nice views With refreshment stops

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