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Rieserferner-Durchquerung - Etappe 3: Kasseler Hütte - Hochgall - Kasseler Hütte

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  • Gespiegelt im kleinen See über der Kasseler Hütte, macht der Hochgall eine besonders gute Figur.
    / Gespiegelt im kleinen See über der Kasseler Hütte, macht der Hochgall eine besonders gute Figur.
    Photo: Andi Dick, alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Durch die weiten Sanderflächen, die die schmelzenden Rieserferner hinterlassen haben, läuft der Aufstieg zum Hochgall.
    Photo: Andi Dick, alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Durch mühsame Blockfelder geht es hinauf zum Grauen Nöckl, wo die schöne Kletterei zum Hochgall beginnt.
    Photo: Andi Dick, alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Rückblick vom Grauen Nöckl auf die Schuttfelder, durch die der Zustieg verläuft.
    Photo: Andi Dick, alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Vom Grauen Nöckl sieht man direkt auf den Normalweg auf den Hochgall über den felsigen Nordgrat.
    Photo: Andi Dick, alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Luftig und steil sind die gut gegliederten Felsen, die vom Grauen Nöckl hinabführen zum Ansatz des Hochgall-Nordgrats.
    Photo: Andi Dick, alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Alpines Ambiente am Rand der abschmelzenden Hochgall-Nordwand.
    Photo: Andi Dick, alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Die Kletterei am Hochgall-Nordgrat ist nicht wirklich schwer, aber anhaltend. Und nicht jeder Fels ist fest.
    Photo: Andi Dick, alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Ein hübscher Felsgrat führt zuletzt zum Gipfel. Über dem Rieserferner grüßt der Schneebige Nock.
    Photo: Andi Dick, alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Gipfelrast am Hochgall mit Tiefblick zum Obersee am Staller Sattel und schier grenzenloser Sicht nach Osten.
    Photo: Andi Dick, alpenvereinaktiv.com
m 3500 3000 2500 2000 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Hochgall 3.436 m Kasseler Hütte (Rif. Roma) Kasseler Hütte (Rif. Roma)
difficult
Distance 8.4 km
7:30 h
1,240 m
1,240 m

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Redaktion DAV-Panorama
Update: January 11, 2021
Difficulty
II, PD+ difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Hochgall, 3,436 m
Lowest point
Kasseler Hütte / Rifugio Roma, 2,274 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
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Rest Stop

Kasseler Hütte (Rif. Roma)

Safety information

Start

Kasseler Hütte / Rifugio Roma (2274 m) (2,273 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Hochgall (3436 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco Blatt 035 Ahrntal, Rieserfernergruppe (1:25.000)

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • 35-45 liter rucksack  (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Hiking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • 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

Technical Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • B2 or B3 mountaineering boots
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Ice axes (basic or technical with hammer and adze as required)
  • C2-C3 crampons with anti-balling plates (as required by route and to match boots)  
  • Single rope
  • Half ropes
  • Twin ropes
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  • Friend/cam offset 0.5-0.75
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  • Set of nuts
  • Double set of nuts
  • Small nuts
  • Medium nuts
  • Large nuts
  • Nut tool
  • Tricam(s)
  • Ball nut(s)
  • (Active) Camming device(s) for wider cracks such as the Gipsy
  • Hexentric(s)
  • Progress capture pulley(s) such as the Petzl Traxion
  • Micro ascender(s) such as the Petzl TiBloc
  • Pitons and hammer
  • Set of ice screws
  • Short ice screws
  • Medium ice screws
  • Long ice screws
  • V-Thread tool
  • 2x Harness tool holder such as the Ice Clipper or Caritool
  • Quickdraws
  • Locking device

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.

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Rating

2.0
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Uwe Klein
September 14, 2014 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 01, 2014

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Difficulty
II, PD+ difficult
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
1,240 m
Descent
1,240 m
Ridge traverse Multi-stage route Scenic Summit route

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