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4. Kirchbachspitze, 2951 m

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Distance 8.1 km
4:05 h
1,662 m
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2,946 m
1,283 m
The Kirchbachspitze is the local mountain of Naturns and forms the southernmost cornerstone of the Texelgruppe with a fantastic panoramic view from the rear of the Schnals valley (e.g. Weißkugel, Similaun) over the Ortler group to the Mendel and further into the Dolomites, Sarntal Alps as well as a deep view from almost 2500 metres into the Vinschgau valley.

The starting point of this mountain tour is the mountain station (1285 m) of the Unterstell cable car above Naturno. First take trail no. 10A and 10 via the Patleidhof farm to the Linthof mountain inn at 1465 m and then a gentle climb to the Dickhof snack station. Initially somewhat steep through the high forest, a moderate section then begins up to the Dicker alm (2060 m) and on to the Obere Mairalm (2095 m), a rustic alpine pasture building that is over 500 years old. After another ascent on trail no. 10A, you reach the Gingljoch and Kirchbachspitze forks. From there the sweaty ascent to the summit begins. The path over the Gingljoch leads to the Lodner Hütte in the Zieltal valley. The path to the Kirchbachspitze is still marked 10A and very exposed to the sun, as the timberline has been crossed. Continue below the Gfallwand for the last arduous ascent to the summit ridge via a cirque, which should be approached with caution as it is largely loose stones and scree. The last few


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Eduard Gruber 
October 20, 2021 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
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When did you do this route? October 19, 2021

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