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Ski Tour to the Hörtlaner Spitze Peak

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    Photo: Tourismusverein Sarntal/M. Moser, Sarntal
Map / Ski Tour to the Hörtlaner Spitze Peak
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moderate
Distance 7.8 km
3:29 h
1,145 m
1,145 m
2,660 m
1,558 m
This ski tour is a real Sarntal valley classic amongst high-winter tours in the Durnholztal valley and is popular with local mountaineers.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,660 m
Lowest point
1,558 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.739816, 11.439156
DMS
46°44'23.3"N 11°26'21.0"E
UTM
32T 686333 5179140
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Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point is the Valdurna/Durnholz car park. After a brief ascent to the outflow of the lake, take the road along the orographic right side of the lake to the Fischerwirt hotel (open all year round). From here continue to follow the road into the Seebachtal valley until you reach a sharp right-hand bend. Then continue straight on through the winter landscape covered in deep snow along the stream to the Seebalm Alpine farm (1,802 m). From here, stay on the northern side of the valley to the narrow valley end. Then head steeply uphill over a ramp to just below the Flaggerscharte gap (caution: steep slopes, avalanche danger!). Head left from here towards the Hörtlaner Spitze peak and via the western slope to the peak or directly to the Flaggerscharte gap and the nearby mountain hut (winter room open, blankets and self-service kitchen available). Go past the Flaggersee lake and you come to the cross on the peak.

Return via the same route (take care on the rocky ledges).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

From Bolzano fallow the signs for Val Sarentino/Sarntal.

Coordinates

DD
46.739816, 11.439156
DMS
46°44'23.3"N 11°26'21.0"E
UTM
32T 686333 5179140
w3w 
///slights.decant.continental
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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Eduard Gruber 
April 16, 2021 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.8 km
Duration
3:29 h
Ascent
1,145 m
Descent
1,145 m
Highest point
2,660 m
Lowest point
1,558 m
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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