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Kristallspitzen (3.480 m). Die einsame Alternative zum Frühjahrsklassiker Tuckettspitze

Back-country skiing · Ortler Group
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  • Durch die markante Rinne (Bildmitte) erfolgt der Anstieg
    / Durch die markante Rinne (Bildmitte) erfolgt der Anstieg
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  • / Der erste flache Teil des Madrischferners. Bildmitte die Vordere Kristallspitze, links Tuckettspitze
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  • / Unterhalb der Tuckettspitze, eine beliebte Tour
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  • / Der flache obere Teil des Madatschferners. Hinten das Tuckettjoch, rechts die Tuckettspitze
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  • / Unser Gipfel mit der ca. 45° steilen Flanke
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  • / Es ist mühsam und fordernd...
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  • / ...und lang
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  • / Am Sattel unterhalb des Gipfels
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  • / Ortler mit Thurwieserspitze im Vordergrund
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  • / Prächtige Gipfelschau
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  • / Das Ninotta Locatelli Biwak am Grat oberhalb des Tuckettjoches
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moderate
Distance 13.2 km
5:30 h
1,470 m
1,470 m
3,480 m
2,189 m

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Author
Eduard Gruber 
Update: June 02, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Gipfel Kristallspitzen, 3,480 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz Franzenshöhe, 2,189 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
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Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Franzenshöhe (2.189 m) (2,188 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.532248, 10.480352
DMS
46°31'56.1"N 10°28'49.3"E
UTM
32T 613522 5154251
w3w 
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Destination

Franzenshöhe (2.189 m)

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Coordinates

DD
46.532248, 10.480352
DMS
46°31'56.1"N 10°28'49.3"E
UTM
32T 613522 5154251
w3w 
///ignite.wended.stupidly
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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
5:30 h
Ascent
1,470 m
Descent
1,470 m
Highest point
3,480 m
Lowest point
2,189 m
Out and back Scenic Summit route High-altitude ski tour suitable for snowboards Clear area
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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