Ötztal Trek Stage 4
Ötztal Verified partner Explorers Choice
Amberger HüttePhoto: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
- Route: climbing, footpath, route
- Requirements: stability, dizziness, condition, high alpine experience;
- Mountain path black, intermittent alpine route
- Difficulties: Passage at the Bachfallferner (in each case columns); Mountain guide recommended
- Equipment: normal hiking equipment, (depending on the circumstances) pimples, crampons; in any case rope;
- Huts: Winnebachsee Hut, Vordere Sulztalalm Hut (no overnight stay), Amberger Hut
- Acess / exit point: from Gries im Sulztal (municipality of Längenfeld) to the Winnebachsee hut (about 2.25 h ascent, about 1.75 h descent);
from Gries in the Sulztal (municipality of Längenfeld) to the Amberger Hütte (about 2 h ascent, about 1.5 h descent)
TIP OF THE DAY
Winnebachseehütte – Gries (1.569 Meter) – Winnebachseehütte
We recommend a walk through the hiking village of Gries towards the entrance of the village to visit the Maria Hilf pilgrimage church. On the way back you have the opportunity to take a look at the partial bronzerelief of the Nature Park at the end of Gries with interesting details about Gries.
Level, walking time: average hike, about. 2,5h
Altitude meters: 800 hm descent and ascent
Rest stopsAmberger Hütte
Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition, hochalpine Erfahrung; abschnittsweise alpine Route
Passage am Bachfallenferner (jeweils Spalten); Bergführer empfohlen!
Tips and hints
Did you know that…
... Bachfalle is a spectacular waterfall close to Winnebachseehütte?
More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
ACROSS GLACIERS, RIDGES AND STEEP SLOPES
From Winnebachseehütte the climbing trail leads in switch backs up to thepeak of Ernst-Riml-Spitze. Right before you reach the glacier fields of Bachfallenferner you climb the steeply winding route along the glacier moraine. The view of Bachfallenferner glacier and the crossing itself are really amazing. The almost level path becomes a bit steeper up to the ridge of Gaislehnscharte, the highest point. A short climb awaits you but you will be rewarded with aweinspiring vistas. Steep descent through Schrankar down to Hinteres Sulztal valley and Amberger Hütte.
Public transportEnjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at
By roadLängenfeldl 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
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Gries:
- Gries at the end of the village - free of charge
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.
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