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Alpine Tour recommended route

Schweinfurter Hut - Winnebachseehut - Umhausen-Niederthai

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CAR PARK SENNHOF (next to the information Umhausen)->Horlachtal->Zwieselbachjoch->Winnebachkar->WINNEBACHSEEHÜTTE 
Open today
difficult
Distance 16.3 km
6:00 h
1,331 m
509 m
From Niederthai towards Schweinfurter Hütte and uphill across Zwieselbachtal valley. Keep to Zwieselbach glacier before you reach the ridgge, crossing the tiring stone area.

The highest point of the tour is Zwieselbachjoch at 2.868 m. After the ridge you continue downhill (steep!) on gravel fields to Winnebachkar cirque and further on to Winnebachseehütte.

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Highest point
2,872 m
Lowest point
1,541 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Schweinfurter Hut
Kleinhorlachalm
Winnebachseehütte
Zwieselbach Alm

Safety information

For high alpine experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted. Excellent physical condition, extensive mountain experience, alpine climbing gear, safety- and orientation guide, good weather conditions recommended.

Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html 

Tips and hints

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

car park Sennhof (next to the information) (1,540 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Winnebachseehut

Turn-by-turn directions

From Niederthai towards Schweinfurter Hütte and uphill across Zwieselbachtal valley. Keep to Zwieselbach glacier before you reach the ridgge, crossing the tiring stone area.

The highest point of the tour is Zwieselbachjoch at 2.868 m. After the ridge you continue downhill (steep!) on gravel fields to Winnebachkar cirque and further on to Winnebachseehütte.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at 

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads.

A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • Car park hamlet Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30

 

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

Basic Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • 35-45 liter rucksack  (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Hiking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • B2 or B3 mountaineering boots
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Ice axes (basic or technical with hammer and adze as required)
  • C2-C3 crampons with anti-balling plates (as required by route and to match boots)  
  • Single rope
  • Half ropes
  • Twin ropes
  • Friend/cam 0
  • Friend/cam 0.1
  • Friend/cam offset 0.1-0.2
  • Friend/cam 0.2
  • Friend/cam offset 0.2-0.3
  • Friend/cam 0.3
  • Friend/cam offset 0.3-0.4
  • Friend/cam 0.4
  • Friend/cam offset 0.4-0.5
  • Friend/cam 0.5
  • Friend/cam offset 0.5-0.75
  • Friend/cam 1
  • Friend/cam 2
  • Friend/cam 3
  • Friend/cam 4
  • Friend/cam 5
  • Friend/cam 6
  • Friend/cam 7
  • Friend/cam 8
  • Set of nuts
  • Double set of nuts
  • Small nuts
  • Medium nuts
  • Large nuts
  • Nut tool
  • Tricam(s)
  • Ball nut(s)
  • (Active) Camming device(s) for wider cracks such as the Gipsy
  • Hexentric(s)
  • Progress capture pulley(s) such as the Petzl Traxion
  • Micro ascender(s) such as the Petzl TiBloc
  • Pitons and hammer
  • Set of ice screws
  • Short ice screws
  • Medium ice screws
  • Long ice screws
  • V-Thread tool
  • 2x Harness tool holder such as the Ice Clipper or Caritool
  • Quickdraws
  • Locking device

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • 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
  • Sleepwear
  • 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.

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Status
Open today
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.3 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,331 m
Descent
509 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route

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