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Von der Oberetteshütte nach Langtaufers und zur Weißkugelhütte

Alpine tour · Oetztal Alps
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  • Matscher Jochsee, im Hintergrund die Weißkugel
    / Matscher Jochsee, im Hintergrund die Weißkugel
    Photo: Heinrich Moriggl
  • / Auf der Planeiler Scharte, im Hintergrund die Gletscher des Bärenbartkogels
    Photo: Karin Thöni Heinisch, AVS Sektion Obervinschgau
  • / Abstieg hinunter von der Planeiler Scharte Richtung Maseben.
    Photo: Karin Thöni Heinisch, AVS Sektion Obervinschgau
  • / Der Langtauferer Ferner, rechts führt der Gletscherlehrpfad hinauf zur Weißkugelhütte.
    Photo: Karin Thöni Heinisch, AVS Sektion Obervinschgau
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difficult
Distance 14.4 km
8:00 h
1,475 m
1,612 m
3,190 m
1,965 m

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Karin Thöni Heinisch
Update: April 15, 2018
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,190 m
Lowest point
1,965 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Start

Oberetteshütte (2,681 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Weißkugelhütte

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 Vinschgauer Oberland 043

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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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.4 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,475 m
Descent
1,612 m
Highest point
3,190 m
Lowest point
1,965 m
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