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Rötenspitze 2873m Passeiertal

Back-country skiing · Meraner Land
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moderate
Distance 13.1 km
3:45 h
1,175 m
1,420 m
2,875 m
1,563 m
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Rötenspitze, 2,875 m
Lowest point
Gasthaus Bergkristal, 1,563 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Start

Gasthaus Bergkristall (1,563 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.802851, 11.115584
DMS
46°48'10.3"N 11°06'56.1"E
UTM
32T 661427 5185429
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Destination

Rötenspitze

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Getting there

Coordinates

DD
46.802851, 11.115584
DMS
46°48'10.3"N 11°06'56.1"E
UTM
32T 661427 5185429
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Skitouren Untervinschgau & Meraner Land von Ulrich Kössler ISBN 978-88-7073-739-4

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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
13.1 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
1,175 m
Descent
1,420 m
Highest point
2,875 m
Lowest point
1,563 m
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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