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Ski mountaineering weekend at the Vernagthütte

With state-certified ski guide

Built in 1901 Vernagt Hut lies at 2755 metres in the midst of the fantastic glacier world of the Ötztal Alps. It is located in the rear Rofental valley, in the shadow of the Guslar and Vernagtferner mountains. In winter, the Vernagthütte is an attractive base for interesting Ski mountaineering on the Wildspitze, the Fluchtkogel, the Guslarspitze or the Hochvernagtspitze.  

Ski Touring Weekend Tyrol with Wildspitze

Thanks to easier access via the glacier ski area, the Pitztal is the perfect starting point for the Ski Touring Weekend at the Vernagt Hut an. We first climb the Wildspitze, at 3770 metres the roof of Tyrol, and then drive over the Brochkogeljoch to the Vernagthütte. On the following two days, depending on the conditions, we have a choice of different summit destinations. Via the Taschachjoch or the Sexenjoch we finally get back to our starting point in the Pitztal with a fantastic downhill run. 

Programme

Meeting point: Friday, 08:00 h Glacier Express valley station Mittelberg

On the roof of Tyrol: Wildspitze 3770 m

Ascent with the Pitztaler Gletscherbahnen to the Mittelbergjoch (3166 m). Short descent to the Taschachferner. Start and ascent via the Taschachferner to the ski depot (approx. 3630 m). Then via the SW ridge (II) to the summit. Descent to the Taschachferner. Start again and ascend approx. 100 m to the Brochkogeljoch (3423 m). From there descent to the Vernagthütte (2755 m).

Overnight stay at the Vernagt Hut.

Metres in altitude ascent: approx. 900 hm
Difficulty: medium, 35° II

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High altitude ski tour on the Fluchtkogel, 3500 m

The high-altitude ski tour on the Fluchtkogel is one of the worthwhile undertakings in the Ötztal Alps. From the Vernagthütte we ascend via the Guslarferner to the Oberes Guslarjoch (3361 m). Now we continue northwards over the steep final slope to the summit.

Overnight stay at the Vernagt Hut.

Metres in altitude ascent: approx. 800 hm
Difficulty: medium, 35°
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High altitude ski tour to the Hochvernagtspitze, 3530 m

With the Hochvernagtspitze, another great peak is on the day's programme. From the Vernagt hut we follow the extensive Großer Vernagtferner. Over two steep steps we first reach the pre-peak and then over the narrow ridge to the main peak. Now we first descend the steep SE-slope to approx. 3170 m. Then it's time to start again and climb up to the Sexenjoch (3303 m). A fantastic descent follows over the north-facing Sexegertenferner, which usually still has powder snow even in spring. Past the Taschachhaus, which is closed in winter, we follow the Taschach valley to Mittelberg. We thoroughly deserve the final cold drink at the Pitztal ski hut 🙂

Conclusion of the tour in Mittelberg & farewell.

Metres in altitude ascent: approx. 1000 hm
Difficulty: medium, 35°
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FACTS

Duration

3 days, 2 nights at the Vernagt Hut

Appointment

24.03. – 26.03.2023

Area

Pitztal, Ötztal Alps

Valley resort

Mandarfen in the Pitztal

3/5

medium, 35° II

Participant

maximum 5 per ski guide
At least 4 participants

Price

€ 450,00 per person

Tariff per person

€ 450,00

The tour takes place with a minimum of 4 participants. If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the tour will be cancelled 14 days in advance.

Included services

Not included

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