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Ellmauer Halt summit tour

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Ellmauer Halt summit tour

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Hiking starting point Wochenbrunner Alm, Ellmau (1,085 m)Hiking starting point Wochenbrunner Alm, Ellmau (1,085 m)

Hiking

Difficult

7:30 h

1240 Altitude

9,2 km

2342 m

Settings

  • hard / black mountain path

Description

Ascent:
The normal route up to the highest summit of the Kaisergebirge mountain range departs from the hiking starting point at the Wochenbrunner Alm. You should start by following the signposts to the Gruttenhütte mountain hut (walking time around 1.75 hours). After a short break, you will then make the ascent into the large “Hochgrubach” gravel cirque. On the subsequent ascent via the Gamsängsteig trail, there is a significant risk of rock falls caused by mountain climbers who are further up. In the first section of the path, you should cross the series of ledges known as the “Gamsänger”. This will lead you past the rock faces of the Kopftörlgrat until you reach the Jägerwandtreppe, which features more than 70 stirrups and is located slightly above the Rote-Rinn-Scharte passage. An easy climb leads you to a gully that sometimes contains snow until way into the summer. An emergency bivouac, the Babenstuber Hütte, is located a short distance below the summit. Enjoy the fantastic view from the highest summit in the Wilder Kaiser massif.
(Ascent from the Gruttenhütte mountain hut to summit in around 2.5 hours.)

Descent:
as ascent

Variant:
head from the Gruttenhütte mountain hut via the Klammlweg trail down to the Gaudeamushütte mountain hut (1,263 m) and return to the Wochenbrunner Alm.

Informations

  • From end of May to mid-October
  • The composition of the trail varies between trail, meadow path, gravel, forest trail, rocky passages with some sections secured by ropes and short climbing sections.
  • Rucksack, sturdy hiking/mountaineering boots with anti-slip treaded soles, weather-appropriate hiking gear (breathable), a change of clothes, sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, lip protection, headgear), waterproofs (rain jacket/poncho, pocket umbrella, rucksack protector), cold protection (hat, gloves), sufficient food and drink, hiking poles (height adjustable) if required, first aid kit incl. rescue blanket and bivouac sack, mobile phone with fully charged battery, headlamp, plastic bag for waste, hiking map, route description and information materials (GPX track), ID, insurance card, cash
    Helmet - additions if required climbing harness and via ferrata set
  • Arrival:
    Heading from Wörgl or Kufstein on the B178 road, take the first exit to Ellmau and then take the first exit at the roundabout. Drive straight on until you reach the junction (green signs - leading towards KaiserBad/Kaisergebirge/Wochenbrunn). Turn left here, then turn right immediately after passing the bus stop. Follow the (toll) road until you reach the Wochenbrunner Alm car park.
    Heading from St. Johann on the B178 road, take the first exit to Ellmau and then drive straight on until you reach the junction (green signs – leading towards KaiserBad/Kaisergebirge/Wochenbrunn). Turn right here, then turn right again immediately after passing the bus stop. Follow the (toll) road until you reach the Wochenbrunner Alm car park.

    Parking:
    Wochenbrunner Alm mountain hut, Ellmau (1,085 m) – free car park (toll road)

    Public transport:
    In summer, you can catch the “Wandertaxi Wochenbrunner Alm” service from “Ellmau Dorf Bauhof” bus stop once a day. Alternatively, you can take a taxi.
    More information at: www.wilderkaiser.info

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