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Hintere Eggenspitze - Höchster Gipfel im Ultental

Back-country skiing · Ortler Group
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  • Früher Aufbruch ist für diese Tour notwendig.Dafür wird man mit der großartigen Schau des Sonnenaufgangs belohnt
    / Früher Aufbruch ist für diese Tour notwendig.Dafür wird man mit der großartigen Schau des Sonnenaufgangs belohnt
    Photo: Eduard Gruber, AVS Sektion Bozen
  • / Kurz vor dem Grünsee. Auf der gegenüberliegenden Talseite die Höchster Hütte
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  • / Der im Winter fast leere Grünsee
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  • / Hoch oberhalb des Grünsse werden die steilen Hänge unterhalb der Vorderen Eggenspitze gequert.
    Photo: Eduard Gruber, AVS Sektion Bozen
  • / Die Nordrinne zur Vorderen Eggenspitze. Ein anspruchsvolles Skitourenziel
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  • / Am Gletscher unterhalb unseres Tourenziels
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  • / Die NO-Flanke der der Hintere Eggenspitze
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  • / Letzten Meter zur Einsattelung am NW Grat
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  • / Endlich am Gipfel
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  • / Abfahrt über die NO Flanke
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  • / Abfahrt über die NO Flanke
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  • / Parkplatz am Weissbrunnsee
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m 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Hintere Eggenspitze
difficult
Distance 15.4 km
6:30 h
1,570 m
1,570 m

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Eduard Gruber 
Update: December 09, 2018
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Gipfel Hintere Eggenspitze, 3,443 m
Lowest point
Weißbrunnersee, 1,879 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Weißbrunnersee (1,893 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.483354, 10.826507
DMS
46°29'00.1"N 10°49'35.4"E
UTM
32T 640192 5149374
w3w 
///housed.stumpy.wherein

Destination

Weißbrunnersee

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Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.483354, 10.826507
DMS
46°29'00.1"N 10°49'35.4"E
UTM
32T 640192 5149374
w3w 
///housed.stumpy.wherein
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco Nr.042 1:25.000

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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
difficult
Distance
15.4 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,570 m
Descent
1,570 m
Summit route Out and back Scenic High-altitude ski tour Refreshment stops available Clear area Forest
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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