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Weißkugel (3738m) from Hochjoch-Hospitz

· 3 reviews · Back-country skiing · Oetztal
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Long tour to the second highest mountain in the .
difficult
Distance 22.3 km
6:00 h
1,500 m
1,500 m
3,716 m
2,347 m
Long but technicaly easy trip to the second highest mountain in the Ötztal Alps. Steep downhill from Weisskugel can be avoided by returing in ascent path.
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
3,716 m
Lowest point
2,347 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Start

Hochjoch-Hospiz (2,409 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.825226, 10.833986
DMS
46°49'30.8"N 10°50'02.3"E
UTM
32T 639882 5187375
w3w 
///ascension.founded.coyness

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Coordinates

DD
46.825226, 10.833986
DMS
46°49'30.8"N 10°50'02.3"E
UTM
32T 639882 5187375
w3w 
///ascension.founded.coyness
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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Rating

4.3
(3)
Christoph Elmer 
June 10, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? May 31, 2020
Abfahrt über die Flanke gleich unter dem Gipfelgrat - steiler als es ausgesehen hat!
Photo: Christoph Elmer, CC BY, Community
Uwe Wütherich 
April 14, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? April 13, 2019
Kurz vorm Skidepot
Photo: Uwe Wütherich, Community
Jiri Luznicky
April 06, 2016 · Community
When did you do this route? March 19, 2016

Photos from others

Abfahrt über die Flanke gleich unter dem Gipfelgrat - steiler als es ausgesehen hat!
Kurz vorm Skidepot

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
22.3 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,500 m
Descent
1,500 m
Highest point
3,716 m
Lowest point
2,347 m
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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