In the Ahrntal valley: on the mighty Rauhkofel mountain
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Der Waldnersee auf 2338 m.ü.M.
Photo: Hanspaul Menara
Distance 14.8 km
Highest point3,241 m
Lowest point1,475 m
The Rauhkofel or Rauchkofel, whose name comes from the rough (dialectally "rauchen") appearance that the granite blockwork gives it, rises in the Zillertal main ridge northwest above the Ahrntal villages of Prettau and Kasern as a mighty high peak, at the southwest foot of which lies the magnificent Waldnersee lake.
In Prettau (1475 m) follow the signs to "Waldnersee" and Mark. Follow trail 16 B through meadows up to the forest, east of the Wieserbach at the signpost "Waldneralm" leaving the forest road on the old footpath up to the alpine pastures, on the crossing forest road left up to the Waldneralm (bar, 2068 m) and on trail 16 B up to the Waldnersee (2338 m; 2:30 hours). From there, walk up to the crossing Lausitzer Höhenweg and briefly eastwards to the Jöchl behind the Sauwipfel (2643 m), now follow the signpost "Rauchkofel" along the steep ridge on the marked serpentine trail up to the Südsporn (2976 m), here turn left (follow the arrow and markings!).) briefly down to a large basin and on the steep south-west flank of the mountain, follow the markings, partly on tracks, partly pathless over snowfields, ice, slippery granite rubble and boulders in another hour up to the summit cross (3252 m; from Waldnersee 2:30-3 hours). - Descent as ascent.
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