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Treffauer & Tuxeck summit tour

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Treffauer & Tuxeck summit tour

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Hiking starting point Jägerwirt, Scheffau (883 m)Hiking starting point Jägerwirt, Scheffau (883 m)

Hiking

Difficult

8:30 h

1460 Altitude

11,0 km

2304 m

Settings

  • hard / black mountain path
  • 1

Description

Ascent:
Walk along trail 826 past the Wegscheid-Niederalm. Shortly afterwards, cross the Wegscheidbach stream and keep to the right as you head towards the Treffauer and Tuxeck mountains. Go past the Wegscheid-Niederalm, which features a refreshing source, and head across cool forests and Alpine meadows until you reach the intersection with the Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail. Keep walking north until you come to the welcome refreshment of the waterfall. Continue along trail 826, which will become increasingly steep until it reaches the Schneekar cirque. At this point, you should exit the cirque and begin the ascent through the rocky landscape on the Treffauer mountain. There are a series of wonderful views over Hintersteiner See lake, the Sonneck and the ridge – these range from the Kopfkraxen to the Hackenköpfe and the Scheffauer. You will then reach the summit of the Treffauer at an elevation of 2,306 m.
After taking a well-earned break, proceed over the rocky terrain, which features ledges in certain sections, as you head west beneath the ridge on your way to the Tuxeck. At the foot of the Tuxeck mountain, you should start the ascent by heading through a steep vertical chimney (which is only partially secured with stirrups, but not with ropes!). Savour the feeling of having conquered this second summit!

Descent:
Variant 1): route of descent same as that of ascent
Variant 2): having returned to the foot of the Tuxeck rock face, make your descent heading southwest towards Scheffau. Follow the red markings across the rugged terrain until you come to a rocky opening. Continue in a southwesterly direction, crossing fields of scree and heading past mountain pines. You will then come back to the Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail in the forest (alternatively, you can cross the trail to the east at the first row of mountain pines and make your descent through the Lenggries cirque).
You should then follow WKS 823 until the next turnoff. On trail 826, you will descend through the valley heading south until you reach your original starting point at the Gasthof Jägerwirt inn.

Informations

  • From end of May to end of October
  • The composition of the trail varies between forest road, trail, meadow path, 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
  • Arrival:
    Heading from Wörgl, Kufstein or St. Johann on the B178 road, take the exit to Scheffau. When you reach the Gasthof Maikircher inn located in the village of Scheffau, turn right in the direction of the Gasthof Jägerwirt inn. Follow the road until you reach the car park below the Gasthof Jägerwirt.

    Parking:
    Car park below the Gasthof Jägerwirt inn, Scheffau (883 m) – free

    Public transport:
    KaiserJet/Postbus stop “Scheffau Dorf” – followed by approx. 30-minute hike to Gasthof Jägerwirt inn.
    More information on www.wilderkaiser.info

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