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Similaun 3599 m vom Pfossental

Back-country skiing · Meraner Land
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Map / Similaun 3599 m vom Pfossental
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Distance 5.6 km
3:30 h
1,940 m
0 m
3,599 m
1,678 m
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Vorderkaser, 3,599 m
Lowest point
Similaun, 1,678 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

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Coordinates:
DD
46.733634, 10.927088
DMS
46°44'01.1"N 10°55'37.5"E
UTM
32T 647232 5177367
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Coordinates

DD
46.733634, 10.927088
DMS
46°44'01.1"N 10°55'37.5"E
UTM
32T 647232 5177367
w3w 
///comfortably.tangent.bartenders
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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
difficult
Distance
5.6 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1,940 m
Highest point
3,599 m
Lowest point
1,678 m
High-altitude ski tour Clear area
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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