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From the Hochjoch-Hospiz over the glaciated east face to the Weißkugel

Back-country skiing · Oetztal
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  • At the summit of the Weißkugel (Palla Bianca)
    At the summit of the Weißkugel (Palla Bianca)
    Photo: Johanna Singer, Outdooractive Premium
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difficult
Distance 20.9 km
8:00 h
1,484 m
1,484 m
3,734 m
2,351 m
9 km walk over the Hintereisferner, up to 45 ° steep east face in the ascent, climbing points UIAA to II on the summit ridge, great and long descent over the Hintereisjoch and the Hintereisferner back to the Hochjoch-Hospiz

This variant of the white queen, the Weißkugel, also known as Palla Bianca, leads over the very long Hintereisferner from the Hochjoch-Hospiz up. With a total distance of 20 km and 1500 m ascent and descent, the tour is an extensive daily program. To climb the eastern face of the Weißkugel you need good and safe conditions, as it is steepened up to 45 ° in places. The east face is not only interesting for the ascent, but also as a descent variant for more ambitious steep wall riders. On the descent, however, our route leads over the normal route over the Matscher Wandl, the Hintereisjoch down to the Hintereisferner.

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