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Falbenairspitze 3199m

Back-country skiing · Oetztal Alps
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  • Anstieg im linken Tal zur zentralen Falbenairspitze
    / Anstieg im linken Tal zur zentralen Falbenairspitze
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  • / Waldzone
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  • / Hohlweg im Waldgürtel
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  • / freies Almgelände
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  • / Roteben mit der Teilung des Tales
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  • / Falbanairspitze rechts des Sattels
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  • / herrlich kupiertes Hochtal
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  • / unter dem Falbenairsattel
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  • / Nordkamm des Rotebenkopfes
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  • / weiter Sattel
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  • / Langtauferer Talschluss
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  • / Traumhaftes Abfahrtsgelände vom Sattel gesehen
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  • / Ostgratrücken
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  • / am breiten Rücken
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  • / Aufschwungumgehung
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  • / nur kurz etwas ausgesetzt
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  • / Zustieg zur Gipfelkuppe
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  • / Falbenairspitze, dahinter die Bärenbartkögel und die Weißkugel
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  • / steiler, direkter Gipfelhang
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  • / freie Abfahrtshänge
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  • / Melager Alm
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moderate
Distance 13.2 km
5:00 h
1,330 m
1,330 m
3,199 m
1,886 m

Author’s recommendation

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Author
Wolfgang Lauschensky 
Update: July 11, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Falbenairspitze, 3,199 m
Lowest point
Melag, 1,886 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Dorfkirche in Melag
Melager Alm 1.970

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Melag (1,922 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.837312, 10.652876
DMS
46°50'14.3"N 10°39'10.4"E
UTM
32T 626040 5188411
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Destination

Falbenairspitze

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Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.837312, 10.652876
DMS
46°50'14.3"N 10°39'10.4"E
UTM
32T 626040 5188411
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Amap

ÖK50 Blatt 172 oder 2102

Tabacco Nr. 043

Recommended maps for this region:

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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
  • 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 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
13.2 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,330 m
Descent
1,330 m
Highest point
3,199 m
Lowest point
1,886 m
Out and back Scenic Geological highlights Summit route Clear area
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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