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Texelspitze 3.318 m - Pyramide oberhalb des Pfossentals

Back-country skiing · Oetztal Alps
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  • Zu Sonnenaufgang sollte man schon bei den Eishöfen sein
    / Zu Sonnenaufgang sollte man schon bei den Eishöfen sein
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  • / Morgenerwachen am flachen Talboden der Eishöfe
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  • / Ab Eishof steil durch eine Rinne hinauf
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  • / Weiter oben wird es dann etwas gemütlicher
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  • / Texelspitze hinten links, in der Mitte das anzupeilende Joch
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  • / Unter dem Roteck hindurch
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  • / Am Joch unterhalb der Texelspitze
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  • / Blick vom felsigen Grat hinunter auf das Skidebot
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  • / Ziel erreicht
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  • / Roteck im Ostgrat
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  • / Tief unten der Gletschersee
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  • /
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  • / Herrliche Aussichten
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  • / Am Rückweg dann
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  • / ..dem Frühling entgegen
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moderate
Distance 19.9 km
6:00 h
1,640 m
1,640 m
3,318 m
1,693 m

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Author
Eduard Gruber 
Update: May 07, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Texelspitze, 3,318 m
Lowest point
Gasthof Jägerrast, 1,693 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

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Vorderkasern (1.693m) (1,699 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.734714, 10.926632
DMS
46°44'05.0"N 10°55'35.9"E
UTM
32T 647195 5177487
w3w 
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Vorderkasern (1.693m)

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Coordinates

DD
46.734714, 10.926632
DMS
46°44'05.0"N 10°55'35.9"E
UTM
32T 647195 5177487
w3w 
///placid.deduces.unattended
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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
moderate
Distance
19.9 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,640 m
Descent
1,640 m
Highest point
3,318 m
Lowest point
1,693 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route High-altitude ski tour Forest roads Clear area Forest
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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