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Ahrner Kopf

Back-country skiing · Zillertal Alps
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  • Sobald man das Windtal erreicht kann man auch schon die gesamte Tour mit Gipfel sehen
    / Sobald man das Windtal erreicht kann man auch schon die gesamte Tour mit Gipfel sehen
    Photo: Wolfgang Hell, AVS Sektion Meran
  • / Hier das Windtal von oben gesehen
    Photo: Wolfgang Hell, AVS Sektion Meran
  • / Der obere Teil der Tour
    Photo: Wolfgang Hell, AVS Sektion Meran
  • / Der Westgrat zum Gipfel
    Photo: Wolfgang Hell, AVS Sektion Meran
  • / Der Ahrner Kopf von der Abfahrtsspur aus gesehen
    Photo: Wolfgang Hell, AVS Sektion Meran
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moderate
Distance 14 km
5:00 h
1,450 m
1,450 m

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Wolfgang Hell
Update: April 21, 2016
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Ahrner Kopf, 3,050 m
Lowest point
Kasern, 1,600 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Start

Parkplatz Prettau (1,618 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.054646, 12.141600
DMS
47°03'16.7"N 12°08'29.8"E
UTM
33T 282916 5215202
w3w 
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Destination

Parkplatz Prettau

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.054646, 12.141600
DMS
47°03'16.7"N 12°08'29.8"E
UTM
33T 282916 5215202
w3w 
///heartthrob.keenness.mobiles
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Tappeiner Verlag, Skitouren-Unteres Pustertal und Tauferer Ahrntal

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco Nr. 035 Ahrntal - Rieserfernergruppe

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • 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 Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • 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
moderate
Distance
14 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,450 m
Descent
1,450 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Clear area
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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