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Ski Touring recommended route

Kraspesspitze, 2.954m - Umhausen-Niederthai

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  • Horlachtal
    / Horlachtal
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  • / Schweinfurter Hütte
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  • / Skitouren gehen
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  • / Ortsaufnahme Niederthai
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m 3000 2500 2000 1500 8 6 4 2 km Schweinfurter Hütte Kleinhorlachalm
CAR PARK SENNHOF (next to the information Niederthai)->Schweinfurter hut->Weiters Kar->KRASPESSPTZE 
closed
difficult
Distance 9.9 km
7:00 h
1,387 m
71 m
From the Sennhof car park (next to Information Office) in Niederthai you walk along the leisurely Horlachtal trail (7 kilometer) to Schweinfurter Hütte (2034 m). Before you get to the hut, you turn into „GubenerWeg“ on the left. On a quite steep slope the route continuestowards Weites Kar. Follow the trail until you reach the fork-off: theleft route takes you to Finstertaler Scharte and Schartenkogel peakwhile the path on the right leads up to the peak slope of Kraspesspitze (2954 m).
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,859 m
Lowest point
1,543 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Schweinfurter Hut
Kleinhorlachalm

Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html &

https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de 

Tips and hints

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.

 

More details about ski mountaineering tours in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/skitouren 

Start

car park Sennhof (1,542 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.128325, 10.968487
DMS
47°07'42.0"N 10°58'06.6"E
UTM
32T 649294 5221304
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Destination

Kraspesspitze

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Sennhof car park (next to Information Office) in Niederthaiyou walk along the leisurely Horlachtal trail (7 km) to SchweinfurterHütte (2034 m). Before you get to the hut, you turn into „GubenerWeg“ on the left. On a quite steep slope the route continuestowards Weites Kar. Follow the trail until you reach the fork-off: theleft route takes you to Finstertaler Scharte and Schartenkogel peakwhile the path on the right leads up to the peak slope of Kraspesspitze(2954 m).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at  

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps.  

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • Car park Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30

Coordinates

DD
47.128325, 10.968487
DMS
47°07'42.0"N 10°58'06.6"E
UTM
32T 649294 5221304
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and gloves is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.  

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • 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.

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  • 6044 Horlachtalrunde
  • Niederthai - Toboggan run Horlachtal
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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.9 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,387 m
Descent
71 m
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