Summit Tours

ONE-DAY TOURS

Wildspitze 3,774m

As the highest mountain of Tirol and the second-highest mountain of Austria, the Wildspitze is probably one of the most popular destinations of the Ötztal Alps.

Technically the regular route from the Pitztal to top of this mountain is relatively easy to conquer and scenically it is an impressive experience.

We take the Gletscherexpress underground for conquering the first 1,000m of altitude gain up to an altitude of 2,840m. From there we continue by foot across a pathless terrain of moraines, to the Mittelbergferner glacier and to the Mittelbergjoch (3,166m).

A brief descent (70m of altitude loss) to the Taschachferner follows. We continue as a roped team to tackle the next 600m of altitude gain across simple terrain to the southern ridge of the Wildspitze. The last 100m of altitude gain are conquered on a short rope. Some easy climbing passages (UIAA1+) must be conquered. 

We take the same route back and return back to the valley with the Gletscherexpress.

Meeting point: 
Friday, 6:30 a.m. at the Gletscherexpress Pitztal base station
Walking time: 6-8 h
Ascent: 1000m of altitude gain
Descent: 1000m of altitude loss
Costs: € 350,-

Wildspitze North Face 3,774m

For mountaineers with good stamina levels and prior experience in steep ice we offer the route across the Wildspitze North Face to get to the highest summit of Tirol.

As with the regular route we start from the Gletscherexpress top terminal (2,840m) and continue to the Mittelbergjoch (3,166m). Already from there we can see the striking snow pyramid of the northern summit and the north face.

A brief descent covering 70m of altitude loss leads to the Taschachferner. As a rope party we continue southwards and tackle the first 450m of altitude gain to the foot of the north face below the impressive cleft. As a roped party we conquer the next 250m of altitude gain along the 50-60° steep ice face, which leads directly to the northern summit of the Wildspitze. We continue along the ridge to the southern summit (cross).

We take the regular route back or the north-western ridge to the Gletscherexpress terminal.

Meeting point: Friday, 6:30 a.m., Gletscherexpress Pitztal base station
Walking time: approx. 10 hours
Ascent: 1000m of altitude gain
Descent: 1000m of altitude loss
Costs: € 400,-

Brochkogel 3,635m

As an alternative to the Wildspitze we offer the tour to the Hintere Brochkogel across the south-eastern ridge. Technically more difficult and interesting ridge (UIAA2) it ist he five-highest summit of Austria.

As with the regular route to the Wildspitze we walk from the Gletscherexpress top station (2,840m) to the Mittelbergjoch (3,166m) and descend then to the Taschachferner (70m of altitude loss). As a rope party we climb to an altitude of 3,400m.

We access the south-eastern ridge west of the Mitterkarjoch. On a short rope we conquer some climbing passages on the partly exposed ridge to get to Hintere Brochkogel (3,635m).

Same route back. By Gletscherexpress back to the valley.

Meeting point: 8:15 a.m. Gletscherexpress Pitztal base station
Walking time: approx. 6-7 hours
Ascent: 900m of altitude gain
Descent: 900m of altitude loss
Costs: € 340,-

Left Ferner Kogel 3,277m

We climb from the Gletscherexpress across Mittelbergferner in a big left-hand bend on the saddle (3,155m) and then across the steep Hängende Ferner to the summit. Nice vantage mountain. Descent into the valley past Braunschweiger Hütte.

Meeting point: 8:15 a.m. Gletscherexpress Pitztal base station
Walking time: approx. 5-6 h
Ascent: 550m of altitude gain
Descent: 550m of altitude loss
Costs: € 320,-

Petersennspitze 3,484m

Easy threethousand-meter peak and ideal high-mountain tour for beginners.

As with the regular route to the Wildspitze we walk from the Gletscherexpress top station (2,840m) to the Mittelbergjoch (3,166m) and descend then to the Taschachferner (70m of altitude loss). Simple ascent on a rope to an altitude of 3,400m. From there towards the Brochkogeljoch and to the Petersennspitze. Same way back.

Meeting point: 8:15 a.m. Gletscherexpress Pitztal base station
Walking time: approx. 5-6 h
Ascent: 780m of altitude gain
Descent: 780m of altitude loss
Costs: € 320,-

Rofele Wand 3,354m

For mountaineers with good stamina levels.
From the valley along the forestry road up to Arzler Alm (1,880m). From there on a path to Totenkar cirque. Across steep, bouldered terrain to Totenkarferner, which leads to the access point of the ice chute leading up to the summit ledge and the summit itself. Same way back.

Meeting point: 4:00 a.m. car park of Zur Einkehr guesthouse in the hamlet of Scheibe
Walking time: approx. 12 hours
Ascent: 2,080m of altitude gain
Descent: 2,080m of altitude loss
Costs: € 360,-

Hohe Geige 3,395m - from the valley

Off we head towards Rüsselsheimer Hütte for a brief break or a breakfast. Then we continue still on the marked trail towards “Gahwinden” at an altitude of 2,650m. From there some easy climbing (II. difficulty level) across the western ridge to the summit at 3,395m. We return to the valley along the regular ascent route.

Meeting point: car park of Rüsselsheimer Hütte
Walking time: approx. 9 h
Ascent: 1800 hm
Descent: 1800 hm
Costs: € 360,-

ONE-DAY TOURS WITH OVERNIGHT AT A HUT

Wildspitze 3,774m

As the highest mountain of Tirol and the second-highest mountain of Austria, the Wildspitze is probably one of the most popular destinations of the Ötztal Alps.

Technically the regular route from the Pitztal to the top of this mountain is relatively easy to conquer and scenically it is an impressive experience.

From the Braunschweiger Hütte: across moraines and Mittelbergferner to Mittelbergjoch at an altitude of 3,166m. Past Taschachferner to the ski depot and across the south-western ridge to the summit. 

From the Taschach Haus: across the marked path to the foot of Taschachferner. Then across Taschachferner past ice falls and Brochkogel to the ski depot. On a short rope to the south-western ridge and to the summit.


Meeting point: in the evening at the respective hut

Walking time Braunschweiger Hütte:
approx. 8-10 h
Ascent: 1,120 altitude gain
Descent: 1,120 altitude loss

Walking time Taschach Haus: approx. 8-10 h
Ascent: 1,340 altitude gain
Descent: 1,340 altitude loss

Costs: € 400,-

Seekogel 3,358m

Roughest Summit of the Kaunergrat

The route leads past pathless terrain to the Schneidige Wandl (2,893m) in front of the mountain. From there we climb (difficulty level II and III) through the southern face to the eastern ridge and continue to the summit. Same way back.

Meeting point: in the evening at the Riffelsee Hütte
Walking time: approx. 8 h
Ascent: 1,080m of altitude gain
Descent: 1,080m of altitude loss
Costs: € 480,-

Rostizkogel 3,392m

After a one-hour hike we leave the marked trail and head towards Rostizkogel. Then we continue in pathless terrain across the moraine backs east of the glacier fall to the start of the northern approach and continue across a snow-covered back or a boulder field resp. directly to the summit. Same way back.

Meeting point: in the evening at the Riffelsee Hütte
Walking time: approx. 8 h
Ascent: 1,100m of altitude gain
Descent: 1,100m of altitude loss
Costs: € 370,-

Watzespitze 3,533m

We start from the hut towards the approach of the eastern ridge of Watzespitze at 6:00 a.m. Across rubble and scree and a quite steep corn snow or ice field resp. we walk to the access point. Then we climb across the eastern ridge (mostly difficulty level I and II and sometimes III, crux: IV-) to the summit. In good conditions we can descent along the ice trail; otherwise we take the same route across the eastern ridge back.

Meeting point: in the evening at the Kaunergrat Hütte
Walking time: approx. 9 h
Ascent: 700m of altitude gain
Descent: 700m of altitude loss
Costs: € 490,-

Verpeilspitze 3,425m

Rough Summit at Kaunergrat

From the Kaunergrathütte towards Schwabenjoch. Ascent across a steep rubble chute, then some lovely climbing section (difficulty level II) offering a beautiful view of Watzespitze follow.

Meeting point: in the evening at the Kaunergrat Hütte
Walking time: approx. 6 h
Ascent: 614m of altitude gain
Descent: 614m altitude loss
Costs: € 400,-

Sechsegertenspitze 3,348m

Nice High-Alpine Glacier Tour

From the Taschachhaus across Sechsegerten glacier are two brief steep escarpments that must be conquered. Past beautiful glacier falls and crevasses we get to easier terrain towards the end of the summit tour. Fantastic view towards the South-West.

Meeting point: in the evening at the Taschachhaus
Walking time: approx. 7 h
Ascent: 911m of altitude gain
Descent: 911m of altitude loss
Costs: € 380,-

Eiskastenspitze 3,373m

Summit with Striking Corn-Snow Top at its South-East Shoulder

From the Taschachhaus the route leads across moraines, rubble and slopes covered with boulders up to the snow cap and then the rarely conquered summit offering a beautiful view of the Wildspitze.

Meeting point: in the evening at the Taschachhaus
Walking time: approx. 7 h
Ascent: 940m of altitude gain
Descent: 940m of altitude loss
Costs: € 380,-

Mainz High-Altitude Trail

Impressive High-Mountain Panorama across Geigenkamm Ridge

Highest spot: Wassertalkogel at an altitude of 3247m (incl. Rheinlandpfalz shelter). The ascent leads us first on top of Weißmaurachjoch and from there past the eastern part of Puitkogel (partly secured by iron chains) to the shelter. From there across the beautiful panorama ridge to Pitztaler Jöchl, from where we can already see our destination, the Braunschweiger Hütte.

Meeting point: in the evening at the Rüsselheimerhütte
Walking time: approx. 8-10 h
Ascent: 1000m of altitude gain
Descent: 400m of altitude loss
Costs: € 420,-

Left Ferner Kogel 3,277m

Directly opposite of the hut towers the left Ferner Kogel

The ascent across the glacier is made in a left-hand bend to the steep summit slope. From there straight ahead to the top. The descent leads – depending on the conditions – along a similar route across the glacier and to the hut.

Meeting point: in the evening on the Braunschweiger Hütte
Walking time: approx. 3-4 h
Ascent: 520m of altitude gain
Descent: 520m of altitude loss
Costs: € 370,-

Hohe Geige 3,395m

Summit tour to the queen of Geigenkamm with majestic views all along.

On the marked trail towards “Gahwinden” (2,650m). From there easy climbing (difficulty level II) across the western ridge to the summit at an altitude of 3,395m. Descent on the standard ascent route.

Meeting point: in the evening at the Rüsselsheimer Hütte
Walking time: approx. 7 h
Ascent: 1,070m of altitude gain
Descent: 1,070m of altitude loss
Costs: € 410,-

The number of possible participants depends on the difficulty of the route. You can book a certified mountain guide at our mountaineers’ office. The daily rate amounts to €320 for one two persons, each further person +10%.

info@bergfuehrervereinigung-pitztal.com or tel. +43 5413 20366