- Course: Climbing
- Requirements: Basic level of tread safety;
- Mountain route red Difficulty:
- no special difficulties
- Equipment: normal hiking equipment
- Huts: Martin-Busch Hut, Similaun Hut
- Acess / exit point: from Vent through the Niedertal to the Martin-Busch-Hütte (about 2,5 h ascent, approx. 2 h descent)
TIP OF THE DAY
Similaunhütte – Similaun (3.599 meter) – Similaunhütte
Similaun peak from Similaunhütte: glacier tour, surefootedness, goodhead for heights, high Alpine experience; rope is a must on the glacier (crevasses!) and ridges. Ice pick and crampons required!
Level, walking time: difficult hike via glacier (mountain guide recommended), about. 4 h
Altitude meters: 580 hm descent and ascent
Grundmaß an Trittsicherheit
Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten
Tips and hints
Did you know that…
...from Schnalstal sheep are still driven past Similaunhütte into upper Ötztal?
More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
Getting thereObergurgl-Hochgurgl 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 Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
- Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
- Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
- Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
- Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
- Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking)
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.