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Rotbachlspitze (2.898 m) - Im Angesicht von Hochferner und Schrammacher

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  • Nach der Baumgrenze zeigt sich ertmals unser Tourenziel
    / Nach der Baumgrenze zeigt sich ertmals unser Tourenziel
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  • / Hinter dem Pfitscher Joch Haus..
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  • / ..dem Gipfel entgegen.
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  • / Nebel übern Pfitscher Tal
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  • / Der steile Gipfelhang...
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  • / hinauf zum höchsten Punkt
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  • / Gipfelglück
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  • / Die letzten Meter..
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  • / ...zum Gipfel
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  • /
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  • / Abfahrt bei hoffendlich guten Schneeverhältnissen
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  • / Hochsteller
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moderate
Distance 12.5 km
5:30 h
1,200 m
1,200 m

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Author
Eduard Gruber 
Update: June 01, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Rotbachlspitze, 2,898 m
Lowest point
Dritte Kehre Pfitscherjochstraße, 1,700 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Ausgangspunkt je nach Befahrbarkeit der Pfitscher Joch Straße (1,716 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.980591, 11.651603
DMS
46°58'50.1"N 11°39'05.8"E
UTM
32T 701657 5206420
w3w 
///honeysuckle.curtsey.watchable

Destination

Endpunkt je nach Befahrbarkeit der Pfitscher Joch Straße

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Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.980591, 11.651603
DMS
46°58'50.1"N 11°39'05.8"E
UTM
32T 701657 5206420
w3w 
///honeysuckle.curtsey.watchable
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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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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Rating

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Stefan Cappello 
January 18, 2019 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.5 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,200 m
Descent
1,200 m
Out and back Summit route Scenic Refreshment stops available
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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