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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 19

Ötztal Trek Stage 19

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Rüsselsheimer Hütte
    / Rüsselsheimer Hütte
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  • / Breitlehntal
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  • / Hauerseehütte
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m 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 10 8 6 4 2 km Hauerseehütte Lubisscharte Rüsselsheimer Hütte Sandjöchl Kapuzinerjöchl Breitlehnjöchl
Rüsselsheimer Hütte (2.328 m) –> Kapuzinerjöchl (2.710 m) –> Breitlehnjöchl (2.637 m) –> Sandjöchl (2.826 m) –> Luibisscharte (2.914 m) –> Hauerseehütte (2.383 m)
difficult
Distance 11 km
5:00 h
1,246 m
1,187 m
  • Course: Climbing, Path
  • Requirements: Step safety, dizziness, condition, endurance, high alpine experience;
  • Mountain route black, intersection alpine route
  • Difficulties: hard ascent to Luibisscharte, glacier passage on Hauerferner (columns), assured passages; Stable weather conditions are particularly important; Mountain guide recommended
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment, depending on the conditions Pickel, crampons, rope
  • Huts : Rüsselsheimer Hut, Hauersee Hut
    Acess / exit point: from Unterried or Oberried in Längenfeld to Hauerseehütte (approx. 3.75 h way, approx. 2.5 h descent);
    from Plangeross (municipality of St. Leonhard in the Pitztal) to Rüsselsheimer Hütte (about 2 h ascent, approx. 1,5 h descent)
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Update: April 15, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,911 m
Lowest point
2,324 m
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Rest Stop

Rüsselsheimer Hütte
Hauerseehütte

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition, Ausdauer; abschnittsweise alpine Route, hochalpine Erfahrung
mühsamer Aufstieg zur Luibisscharte, Gletscherpassage am spaltenfreien Hauerferner; stabile Wetterverhältnisse besonders wichtig

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... ibexes feel particularly at ease in the Alpine area surrounding Rüsselsheimer Hütte?

 

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

Start

Rüsselsheimer Hütte (2,324 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.994063, 10.887998
DMS
46°59'38.6"N 10°53'16.8"E
UTM
32T 643550 5206234
w3w 
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Destination

Hauerseehütte

Turn-by-turn directions

JÖCHER UND EIN KLEINER GLETSCHER

Hinter der Hütte folgt man dem Steig ein Stück nach Osten, und zweigt dann nach links ab zum Aussichtspunkt Gahwinden. Von dort führt der Weg durch Geröll hinab in das Rötkarle. Der Steig verläuft dann ansteigend zum Kapuzinerjöchl, wo man seilversichert im steilen Gelände hinunter steigt. Dann wandert man den Steig hinauf zum Breitlehnjöchl. Schließlich führt die Route hinauf zum Sandjöchl. Bei einer Steiggabelung beginnt eine äußerst mühsame Passage zur Luibisscharte. Bald betritt man den spaltenfreien Hauerferner (ein Steg führt auch rechter Hand vom Gletscherfeld hinunter!). Er wird in seinem flachen oberen Teil Richtung Osten gequert. Wegen Felssturz ist der weitere Weg zwischen dem Gletscher und der Hauerseehütte offiziell gesperrt. Die Ausweichroute führt nach Nordosten und im Anschluss an die Gletscherpassage rechts von einem Felskopf hinunter zur Hauerseehütte.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy 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

 

Getting there

Längenfeld  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

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Längenfeld:
  • Parking in Lehn - nearby Heimatmuseum - subject to charges
  • Parking Oberried - climbing garden – payable

Coordinates

DD
46.994063, 10.887998
DMS
46°59'38.6"N 10°53'16.8"E
UTM
32T 643550 5206234
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

It 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.

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • 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

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Long Line Rotkogl
  • Long Line Giggijoch
  • Ollweite Line (6010)
  • Braunschweiger Hut
  • TROALN LINE (6034)
  • Taufkarkogel
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 18
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
11 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,246 m
Descent
1,187 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available

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