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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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Via Ferrata

Ferrata Obergurgl-Zirbenforrest

Via Ferrata • Oetztal
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Map / Ferrata Obergurgl-Zirbenforrest
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The climbing garden has mainly easy routes and is a good choice for climbing adventures with the whole family. It is beautifully located and can be combined with a scenic 20-minute walking tour. What's more, this climbing garden promises great fun for young and old.
medium
1.5 km
3:00 h
100 m
37 m
Right at the beginning - when you cross the suspension bridge - surefootedness and a good head for heights are absolutely required. A steel rope for via ferrata sets is available as well. The family-friendly route features two difficult grade-C sections where previous via ferrata experience is recommended. Pleasant and easy walking trail to the access area, ideal also for onlookers who can watch the sportsmen close-by.

 

Length / Time

100meters of difference in altitude on a 400 meter long climbing route. Climbing time: approx. 1.5 - 2 hours;
3 hours incl. descent.

Difficulty
medium
Technique
B/C
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1958 m
1902 m
Wall height
100 m
Climbing length
400 m, 2:00 h
Descent
1:00 h

Safety information

Climbing Rules:

1. GET FAMILIAR WITH THE EQUIPMENT

Use only standardized mountain sports equipment (CE-sign) & study instructions for use.

 

2. PARTNER CHECK BEFORE STARTING

Double-check your knots, harness buckle, belay system and the end of the rope.

 

3. LET THE PARTNER KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON

Communication prevents misunderstandings, let your belayer know when he has to take your weight on the rope.

 

4. ACT RESPECTFULLY

Respect other climbers & inform them of mistakes and dangers. Stick to climbing bans.

 

5. PROTECT YOUR HEAD

A helmet prevents head injuries in case of falling rocks & if you fall.

 

6. NO ROPE ON ROPE CONTACT

Always use metal karabiners for rappelling. Never use two ropes in one karabiner / toprope link plate.

 

7. WARM UP BEFORE STARTING TO CLIMB

Warm-up climbing protects your joints, tendons and muscles.

 

8. FULL ATTENTION WHILE BELAYING

The life of your partner is in your hands.

 

9. NO NEW CLIMBING HOOKS

It is strictly forbidden to fix new climbing hooks.

Equipment

Equipment: helmet, harness and complete via ferrata climbing set, via ferrata gloves, appropriate climbing shoes.

Tips, hints and links

More details about climbing in Ötztal:

https://www.oetztal.com/klettern

Start

Obergurgl (1906 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.870159 N 11.026519 E
UTM
32T 654438 5192729

Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

Via Ferrata basic knowledge is necessary.This via ferrata is graded B-C, most sections are of intermediate difficulty (B) and therefore also perfect for families with children over 10 years - if using an additional safety rope. 

 

Descent:

Marked descent trail to Längenfeld, then continue in the direction of Astlehn; walking time: approx. 45 minutes.You can also get to the village of Burgstein by car.

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

Obergurgl 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

 

Leaving behind Sölden, you follow the federal road to Obergurgl for another 30 minutes. Then you follow the Zirbenwald stone pine forest trail to Davids Hütte where you find the access point.

 

Parking

Car parks are available at the church (for a charge) or at the Festkogelbahn mountain gondola (for free).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
B/C medium
Distance
1.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
100 m
Descent
37 m
Suitable for families and children

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