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Ski moutaineering to Schwemserspitze

Back-country skiing · Meraner Land
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    Photo: Tourismusverein Schnalstal / Peter Santer, Schnals
  • Ski moutaineering
    / Ski moutaineering
    Photo: Tourismusverein Schnalstal / Peter Santer, Schnals
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Distance 11.4 km
5:02 h
1,450 m
1,450 m
3,448 m
2,011 m

Starting point: Maso Corto/Kurzras, car park (2,011 m a.s.l)
Ascent: 1,445 m elevation gain, 5 hours
Best time: December to May

The Schwemserspitze is south of the Weißkugel with which it creates a massif between the Schnalstal valley and Matschertal valley. The ascent is from Maso Corto/Kurzras  across along Sommerweg (summer path) as far as the bridge, then in each case turning left into the Langgrubtal Valley. Then turn towards the north and climb the steep slopes as far as the Schwemser Ferner glacier. The easiest way to climb the glacier is by the south-west ridge. You can descend along the same route.

For good skiers with Alpine experience

 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,448 m
Lowest point
2,011 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
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Dec

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.756420, 10.781584
DMS
46°45'23.1"N 10°46'53.7"E
UTM
32T 636059 5179637
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Getting there

Naturno/Naturns - Schnalstal Valley - Maso Corto/Kurzras

Coordinates

DD
46.756420, 10.781584
DMS
46°45'23.1"N 10°46'53.7"E
UTM
32T 636059 5179637
w3w 
///involuntary.peach.skippers
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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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
11.4 km
Duration
5:02 h
Ascent
1,450 m
Descent
1,450 m
Highest point
3,448 m
Lowest point
2,011 m
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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