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Kreuzjoch über Karspitze

Back-country skiing · Kitzbühel Alps
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  • Piste Nr.8
    / Piste Nr.8
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  • / Tuxer Alpen jenseits des Zillertals
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  • / verwaiste Pisten im Mai
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  • / sanfter Anstieg
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  • / mildes Pistenterrain
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  • / Rosis Schnitzlhütte
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  • / Höhenbühel
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  • / Torhelm vor Brandberger Kolm
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  • / Zustieg zur Karspitze
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  • / Gipfelhang
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  • / Karspitze, links dahinter Kreuzjoch
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  • / Karspitze
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  • / Gipfelkreuz der Karspitze
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  • / Törljoch vor Kreuzjoch
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  • / Karspitze vor Tuxer Alpen
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  • / Bergstation Arena Stadl
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  • / Kreuzjoch vom Durchgangsjoch
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  • / Nordwestkamm
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  • / Gipfelkamm und Reichenspitzgruppe
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  • / Rückblick
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  • / Kreuzjoch
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  • / Westflanke des Kreuzjochs
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moderate
Distance 12.4 km
4:00 h
1,300 m
1,300 m
2,558 m
1,312 m

Author’s recommendation

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Author
Wolfgang Lauschensky 
Update: July 01, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Kreuzjoch, 2,558 m
Lowest point
Wiesenalm, 1,312 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Wiesenalm (1,314 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.238028, 11.923100
DMS
47°14'16.9"N 11°55'23.2"E
UTM
32T 721234 5235760
w3w 
///wherein.anchovies.regrouped

Destination

Kreuzjoch

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.238028, 11.923100
DMS
47°14'16.9"N 11°55'23.2"E
UTM
32T 721234 5235760
w3w 
///wherein.anchovies.regrouped
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Amap

ÖK50 Blatt 150 oder 2224

AV-Karte Kitzbüheler Alpen West

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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
12.4 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,300 m
Descent
1,300 m
Highest point
2,558 m
Lowest point
1,312 m
Out and back Circular route Scenic Summit route Clear area
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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