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Similaun vom Pfossental

Back-country skiing · Oetztal Alps
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difficult
Distance 12.6 km
8:00 h
1,900 m
1,900 m
3,606 m
1,693 m

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Michael Pröttel 
Update: July 30, 2015
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
3,606 m
Lowest point
1,693 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Start

Vorderkaser im Pfossental (1,693 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.734005, 10.926263
DMS
46°44'02.4"N 10°55'34.5"E
UTM
32T 647168 5177407
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Destination

Vorderkaser im Pfossental

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Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.734005, 10.926263
DMS
46°44'02.4"N 10°55'34.5"E
UTM
32T 647168 5177407
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

M. Pröttel, Das perfekte Skitouren-Wochenende, Rother Verlag.

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco Karte Nr. 04 "Schnalstal-Naturns" (mit Skirouten) 1:25000

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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
12.6 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,900 m
Descent
1,900 m
Highest point
3,606 m
Lowest point
1,693 m
Summit route High-altitude ski tour Clear area
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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