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E5 Alpenüberquerung von Oberstdorf nach Meran durch das Pitztal, Passerschlucht und über den Meraner Höhenweg (ohne Hilfsmittel)

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  • Kurz vor der Memminger Hütte - Blick zurück
    / Kurz vor der Memminger Hütte - Blick zurück
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  • Zwischen Spielmannsau und Kemptner Hütte
    / Zwischen Spielmannsau und Kemptner Hütte
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  • / Auf dem Weg zur Kemptner Hütte
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  • / Hängebrücke Holzgau
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  • / See hinter der Memminger Hütte
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  • / Kurz vor der Memminger Hütte
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  • / Pitztal
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  • / Pitztal
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  • / Blick aus der Braunschweiger Hütte
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  • / Blick zurück nach Sölden Gipfelstation
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  • / Timmelsjoch am Schmuglerpfad
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  • / Schönau
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  • / Passerschlucht
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  • / Passer
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  • / Passer
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  • / Auf dem Meraner Höhenweg
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  • / Meran (auf der Postbrücke)
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difficult
Distance 197.3 km
65:30 h
10,249 m
10,753 m
3,009 m
303 m

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Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,009 m
Lowest point
303 m
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Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Bahnhof in Oberstdorf (806 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.411570, 10.278451
DMS
47°24'41.7"N 10°16'42.4"E
UTM
32T 596445 5251694
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Destination

Meran (Bahnhof)

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.411570, 10.278451
DMS
47°24'41.7"N 10°16'42.4"E
UTM
32T 596445 5251694
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

E5 Oberstdorf - Meran/Bozen (Der Weg ist das Ziel)

Christian K. Rupp

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • 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

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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
197.3 km
Duration
65:30 h
Ascent
10,249 m
Descent
10,753 m
Highest point
3,009 m
Lowest point
303 m
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