- 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
- Huts: Similaun Hut, Hochjoch-Hospiz Hut
- Acess / exit point: from 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)
Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition, hochalpine Erfahrung; abschnittsweise alpine Route
Passage über den Hochjochferner (Spalten); Bergführer empfohlen
Tips and hints
Did you know that…
...a memorial was erected at the finding site of the stone age mummy „Ötzi“, which is around 5250 years old?
More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
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
ParkingIn Vent the following parking facilities are available:
In front of the village and at the valley station of the chairlift (fee required)
EquipmentIt 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.
Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.