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Kassianspitze, 2581 m - lange Hochwintertour zwischen Sarntal und Eissacktal

Back-country skiing · Sarntal Alps
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  • Die Kassianspitze, 2581 m, zeigt sich das erste mal im tief verschneiten Großalmtal!
    / Die Kassianspitze, 2581 m, zeigt sich das erste mal im tief verschneiten Großalmtal!
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  • / Der gesamte Tourenverlauf ist einsehbar - Standpunkt des Fotografen Durnholzer Jöchl, 2235 m
    Photo: Günther Manstorfer, DAV Sektion München
  • / Blick über den Durnholzer See zurück zum Kircherl von Durnholz!
    Photo: Günther Manstorfer, DAV Sektion München
  • / Am Nordende des Sees geht es in das lange Großalmtal hinein!
    Photo: Günther Manstorfer, DAV Sektion München
  • / Im "zauberhaften" Großalmtal - die Fortschellscharte, 2299 m, vor uns!
    Photo: Günther Manstorfer, DAV Sektion München
  • / Das Tal weitet sich - eingezeichnet unser Tourverlauf!
    Photo: Günther Manstorfer, DAV Sektion München
  • / Die schöne "Wanne" öffnet sich vor uns!
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  • / Im oberen Bereich, kurz vor dem Sattel - nach links zieht sich der Rücken zum Gipfel!
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  • / Oben!
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m 2500 2000 1500 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Kassianspitze, 2581 m
moderate
Distance 14.9 km
5:30 h
1,080 m
1,080 m
2,581 m
1,513 m

Author’s recommendation

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Author
Günther Manstorfer
Update: September 07, 2015
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,581 m
Lowest point
1,513 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Parkplatz von Durnholz, 1513 m (1,541 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.744023, 11.444799
DMS
46°44'38.5"N 11°26'41.3"E
UTM
32T 686749 5179621
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Destination

Kassianspitze, 2581 m

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.744023, 11.444799
DMS
46°44'38.5"N 11°26'41.3"E
UTM
32T 686749 5179621
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Schitouren-Atlas Südtirol & Österreich Süd - www.schall-verlag.at; Skitouren in Südtirol, Band 1, Ötztaler Alpen, Ortlergruppe, Stubaier- und Sarntaler Alpen, - www.tappeiner.it;

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco, Blatt 40, 1:25000

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
14.9 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,080 m
Descent
1,080 m
Highest point
2,581 m
Lowest point
1,513 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Forest roads
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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