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Ski tour to Schrötterhorn mountain

Back-country skiing · Vinschgau
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moderate
Distance 6.8 km
2:49 h
792 m
792 m
3,343 m
2,570 m
An excursion across Suldenferner glacier to the Schrötterhorn peak beneath the towering Königsspitze mountain.
This moderately difficult tour leads ski tourers up to a height of around 3,386 metres in approx. 2.5 hours. It is ideal for anyone hoping to experience Königsspitze mountain up close, with plenty to see and savour on the way to the Schrötterhorn peak.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,343 m
Lowest point
2,570 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.490430, 10.597550
DMS
46°29'25.5"N 10°35'51.2"E
UTM
32T 622603 5149779
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Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of this moderately difficult ski tour is the Sulden/Solda cable car mountain station. Begin by crossing the gentle slope towards the Suldengletscher glacier, then head diagonally left up to the moraine. Once there, you should enter the large hollow that leads to the glacier. After crossing the hollow, bear diagonally left to reach the upper flat basin of the glacier. Then climb the steep right slope until you find yourself below the Suldenspitze peak. When your route crosses the trail leading to the Casatihütte mountain hut, at the same level as the ravine to the left, you should keep right and make your way onto the ridge. Starting from the ridge, head upwards for a short section until you reach the summit plateau on the right-hand side. You are now below and to the right of the east subpeak of the Schrötterhorn. Pass through a hollow to come to the ski depot at 3,350 m, then continue on to a small rise on your right. Head down into the ravine for a few short metres, then complete a steep ascent to the nearby highest point at 3,386 m.
Direct ascent:
If you prefer to embark on a direct ascent, start by entering the lower, large hollow of the glacier. Head up on the left of the hollow until you reach a height of 3,040 m, then continue diagonally left as far as the prominent icefall on more level terrain. At 3,150 m, you should navigate a small yet steep crossing up onto a ridge until you reach another section that is more level. From here, simply keep going straight up as far as the lower subpeak (3,280 m) to the east of the main summit. Then follow the normal route until you reach the highest peak at 3,386 m. (WB)

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Getting there

From Spondinig/Spondigna via Stilfserjoch pass road SS 38 to Gomagoi, then left to Sulden/Solda. The car park of the Sulden cable car is located at the end of the village. It is approx. 20 km from Spondinig to the car park of the Sulden cable car.

Coordinates

DD
46.490430, 10.597550
DMS
46°29'25.5"N 10°35'51.2"E
UTM
32T 622603 5149779
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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
6.8 km
Duration
2:49 h
Ascent
792 m
Descent
792 m
Highest point
3,343 m
Lowest point
2,570 m
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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