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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 14

Ötztal Trek Stage 14

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
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  • Hochjoch Hospiz
    Hochjoch Hospiz
    Photo: Roland Grüner, Ötztal
Hochjoch-Hospiz (2.412 m) -> Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m)
difficult
Distance 6.3 km
3:00 h
1,004 m
168 m
3,247 m
2,410 m
  • Route: Climbing, Path
  • Requirements: Walking security, basic level of dizziness, high alpine experience;
  • Mountain path black, intermittent alpine route
  • Difficulties: Passage over the boiler wall remover (columns); Mountain guide recommended Equipment: normal hiking equipment, crampons, pimples according to circumstances; In any case rope;
  • Acess / exit point: from Vent through Rofental to Hochjoch-Hospiz (about 2,5 h ascent, about 2 h descent)

Author’s recommendation

DAILY SUGGESTION

Brandenburger House (3,274 m) – Dahmannspitze (3,397 m) - Brandenburger House (3,274 m) Footwork and freedom from vertigo required; Route mostly over snow-covered, crevasse-free ice field; Crampons, ice axe, rope usually not required; fantastic sunset tour Difficulty, Duration: moderate hiking route over glacier, approx. 0.50 h Elevation Difference: 120 meters ascent and descent

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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: April 26, 2024
Difficulty
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Highest point
3,247 m
Lowest point
2,410 m
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Rest stops

Hochjoch-Hospiz
Brandenburger Haus

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

Tips and suggestions

Did you know that…
...Brandenburger Haus is the highest Alpine refuge hut run by the DAV (German Alpine Club)?

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

Start

Hochjoch-Hospiz
Coordinates:
DD
46.825142, 10.833904
DMS
46°49'30.5"N 10°50'02.1"E
UTM
32T 639876 5187365
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Destination

Brandenburger Haus

Turn-by-turn directions

A MAJESTIC GLACIER CASTLE

The trail first climbs in leisurely switchbacks through rather steep meadows before it gets really precipitous. Brandenburger Haus at 3.274 Meter above sea level is perched on the edge of a rock above Kesselwandferner glacier, amid spectacular mountain scenery. Up to approx. 3000 meters you follow Deloretteweg Trail before you reach countless crevasses spread over the glacier area. The route through the glacier is fairly easy to follow as it is marked with long poles. Nonetheless: roping-up is essential here! It takes about an hour to cross the glacier fields in a western/northwestern direction. The last section of the tour takes you through boulders up to Brandenburger Haus which affords spectacular panoramic views. Weißkugel, Tirol’s most beautiful mountain according to some, is only one of the many awe-inspiring peaks.

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

 

Directions

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 Vent:

- Vent village entrance | chargeable | Multi-day ticket available

- Chairlift valley station | chargeable | Multi-day ticket available

Coordinates

DD
46.825142, 10.833904
DMS
46°49'30.5"N 10°50'02.1"E
UTM
32T 639876 5187365
w3w 
///survivor.adoration.backpackers
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking Map (available at the Ötztal Tourism information offices)

Equipment

Einkehrmöglichkeit von ausreichend Proviant ist notwendig.

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, 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.

Ice axe, crampons, rope | Mountain guide recommended.

Similar routes nearby

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
1,004 m
Descent
168 m
Highest point
3,247 m
Lowest point
2,410 m
Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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