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Weißkugel (3739m) - Direkter Gipfelaufstieg über Ostflanke

Back-country skiing · Oetztal Alps
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  • Am Parkplatz in Melag
    / Am Parkplatz in Melag
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  • / Blick ins Tal. Links der Schotterweg der Tour
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  • / Langtauferer Ferner
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  • / Langtauferer Ferner
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  • / Blick Richtung Weißkugel
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  • / Panorama Langtauferer Ferner
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  • / Aufstiegsspur
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  • / Auf dem Langtauferer Ferner. Links Langtauferer Spitze
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  • / Die letzten Meter zum Gipel sind bis zu 45° steil
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  • / Zwischen Weißkugel Joch und Gipfel
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m 4500 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Weißkugel Parkplatz Melag Parkplatz Melag Weißkugelhütte (Rif. Pio XI) Melager Alm 1.970 Melag Melag
difficult
Distance 22.2 km
7:00 h
1,911 m
1,910 m
3,739 m
1,898 m

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Author
Paul Emil Schmid
Update: April 01, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Weißkugel, 3,739 m
Lowest point
Melag, 1,898 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Weißkugelhütte (Rif. Pio XI)
Melager Alm 1.970

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Melag (1,911 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.836927, 10.656443
DMS
46°50'12.9"N 10°39'23.2"E
UTM
32T 626313 5188374
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Destination

Melag

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Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.836927, 10.656443
DMS
46°50'12.9"N 10°39'23.2"E
UTM
32T 626313 5188374
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Skitourenführer Ötztaler Alpen - Panico Alpinverlag

Author’s map recommendations

Alpenvereinskarte: 30/2 Ötztaler Alpen, Weißkugel, Wege + Ski 

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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
22.2 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,911 m
Descent
1,910 m
Highest point
3,739 m
Lowest point
1,898 m
Out and back Scenic Summit route High-altitude ski tour Clear area
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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