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Gletschersteig (Glacier trail)

Gletschersteig (Glacier trail)

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Themenweg
Wander- & Bergtour
Höhenmeter 
60m
Höhster Punkt 
3440m
Distanz 
14,00km
Dauer 
5,00 h
Starting point: Mittelberg, Pitztal Glacier Express. This Alpine route is one of the highlights of Pitztal. Take the Glacier Express to the top station then take the Wildspitz gondola up to 3,440 m. From the highest café in Tyrol, enjoy breath-taking views of the Wildspitze,  the  topmost  summit  of  Tyrol.  The  magnificent  environment  of  this  café provides an ideal setting for reflecting and focussing on the trek and enjoying the panorama vistas before setting out. 

Around 200 m from the top station of the Wildspitz gondola the entrance to the Pitztaler Gletschersteig [Glacier trail]. The path starts by leading over a ridge secured by manmade climbing aids. After mastering the ridge you will reach a flat plateau with a small lake. From there, walk along a moraine towards the valley. Just before the 
Taschachferner Glacier, climb a crag, which was refurbished with climbing aids in the summer of 2013. The landlord of the catered mountain hut Taschachhaus marks the best way to cross the Glacier with tripods. Depending on the condition of the Glacier, mountaineers may require crampons. 

The hut landlord can advise mountaineers before they set out. After crossing the Glacier, continue to walk beneath the Urkundkopf peak on the Rimlsteig, which leads directly to the Taschachhaus at 2,434 m. It is advisable to have a refreshment break at the Taschachhaus, since mountaineers face a 2 km descent to the goods cable car and a 7 km long forest track before they reach Mandarfen on their return. 

Contact  details:  Pitztaler  Gletscherbahn.  Website:  www.pitztal.com
email: pitztal@tirolgletscher.com. Phone: +43(0)5413-86288. For ticket prices for 
the Gletscherexpress and Wildspitzbahn please see noticeboard. 
www.taschachhaus.com. email: office@taschachhaus.com

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