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Mountain Hike recommended route

Fluchtkogel 3.500 m (Brandenburger Haus)

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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  • Fluchtkogel
    / Fluchtkogel
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  • / Am Gipfel Fluchtkogel
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  • / Fluchtkogel
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  • / Vernagthütte
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  • / Hochjoch-Hospiz
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  • / Am Weg zum Hochjoch Hospiz
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Vent
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VENT -> Fluchtkogel -> VENT
difficult
Distance 31.6 km
13:00 h
1,922 m
1,929 m
From Vent to Rofen and across the Rofner Wiesen to the material cable car. From there a moderately steep ascent over the Platteiberg and the Vernagtbach valley to the Vernagthütte. From there on a path over the moraine to the Guslarferner. Over the crevasse Guslarferner up to the Obere Guslarjoch (3,361 m). From here steeply over the firn slope (sometimes icy). Finally flattering again to the summit. From the summit descent over the Kesselwand glacier to the Brandenburger Haus and from there over the Hochjoch Hospiz to Vent.

Author’s recommendation

Glacier tour - glacier equipment necessary

Reservation of the hut sleeping places necessary!

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Author
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Update: March 30, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,482 m
Lowest point
1,882 m

Rest Stop

Hochjoch Hospiz
Brandenburger Haus
Vernagthütte
Gasthof Rofenhof

Safety information

For high alpine experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted. Excellent physical condition, extensive mountain experience, alpine climbing gear, safety- and orientation guide, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com

Tips and hints

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

Start

Vent (1,910 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.860641, 10.913706
DMS
46°51'38.3"N 10°54'49.3"E
UTM
32T 645866 5191455
w3w 
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Destination

Vent

Turn-by-turn directions

From Vent to Rofen and across the Rofner Wiesen to the material cable car. From there a moderately steep ascent over the Platteiberg and the Vernagtbach valley to the Vernagthütte. From there on a path over the moraine to the Guslarferner. Over the crevasse Guslarferner up to the Obere Guslarjoch (3,361 m). From here steeply over the firn slope (sometimes icy). Finally flattering again to the summit. From the summit descent over the Kesselwand glacier to the Brandenburger Haus and from there over the Hochjoch Hospiz to Vent.

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 our 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 valley 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 options are available in the mountaineering village Vent

- In summertime in front of the village (parking machine, only coins or EC card) and at the chairlift (at the ticket office of the mountain railways)

Cost: € 5,00 per day/car

Coordinates

DD
46.860641, 10.913706
DMS
46°51'38.3"N 10°54'49.3"E
UTM
32T 645866 5191455
w3w 
///subsistence.mimosas.shams
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch | Helga Marberger | Verlag: Tyrolia

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000

Kompass #43 | Ötztaler Alpen, Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Freytag&Bernd WK 251  | Ötztal, Pitztal, Kaunertal, Wildspitze  | 1:25:000

Kompass | Bike- & Wanderkarte Ötztal | 1:35.000

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly 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 Mountain 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid 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 Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Tobogganrun Stablein
  • Ötztaler Urweg E7 Vent - Gaislach
  • Winterhiking - around Vent
  • Around Vent
  • Vent-Wilder Mann-Breslauer Hütte-Vernagthütte-Guslarspitze-Hochjoch Hospiz-Schöne Aussicht-Vent
  • Vent-Breslauer Hütte-Saykogel-Martin Busch Hütte-Kreuzspitze-Vent
  • Diemweg
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
31.6 km
Duration
13:00 h
Ascent
1,922 m
Descent
1,929 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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