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Off E5 - Alternative Alpenüberquerung Oberstdorf nach Meran

Long distance hiking trail · Ferwall Group
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  • 1. Etappe - in die Grasberge/Allgäuer Alpen (Sperrbachtobel)
    / 1. Etappe - in die Grasberge/Allgäuer Alpen (Sperrbachtobel)
    Photo: Achim Meyer, DAV Sektion Biberach
  • / 2. Etappe - in die wilden Lechtaler Alpen (Sulzltal)
    Photo: Achim Meyer, DAV Sektion Biberach
  • / 3. Etappe - in den Lechtalern (Hinterseejoch)
    Photo: Achim Meyer, DAV Sektion Biberach
  • / 4. Etappe - Überschreitung des Kaunergrats (Verpeiljoch)
    Photo: Achim Meyer, DAV Sektion Biberach
  • / 5. Etappe - Überschreitung des Geigenkamms (Breitlehnjöchl)
    Photo: Achim Meyer, DAV Sektion Biberach
  • / 6. Etappe - Überschreitung des Königsjochs (Gamsbank)
    Photo: Achim Meyer, DAV Sektion Biberach
  • / 7. Etappe - in der Texelgruppe (Falschnaltal)
    Photo: Achim Meyer, DAV Sektion Biberach
  • / 8. Etappe - Abstieg nach Meran (Tiroler Höhenweg)
    Photo: Achim Meyer, DAV Sektion Biberach
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moderate
Distance 175.9 km
42:00 h
9,711 m
10,148 m
2,820 m
375 m

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Achim Meyer 
Update: March 08, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Highest point
2,820 m
Lowest point
375 m
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Start

Höllwieslifte/Oberstdorf (811 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.389750, 10.265337
DMS
47°23'23.1"N 10°15'55.2"E
UTM
32T 595495 5249253
w3w 
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Destination

Meran/Passerpromenade

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Coordinates

DD
47.389750, 10.265337
DMS
47°23'23.1"N 10°15'55.2"E
UTM
32T 595495 5249253
w3w 
///mink.proverbial.explorer
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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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.

Questions and answers

Question from Michael Hoss · January 05, 2020 · Community
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Answered by Achim Meyer  · January 05, 2020 · alpenvereinaktiv.com

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
175.9 km
Duration
42:00 h
Ascent
9,711 m
Descent
10,148 m
Highest point
2,820 m
Lowest point
375 m
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Long distance hiking trail · Allgaeu Alps
Off E5 - Tag 1 - Oberstdorf-Kemptner Hütte
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 13.3 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 1,035 m
Descent 4 m

Einwanderungstag für die Alpenüberquerung auf eigenen Wegen. Bis zur Kemptner Hütte soll es dem klassischen E5 noch folgen. Danach jedoch off E5.

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Long distance hiking trail · Allgaeu Alps
Off E5 - Tag 2 - Kemptner Hütte - Frederik-Simms-Hütte
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 17.1 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 1,122 m
Descent 974 m

Über den Allgäuer Hauptkamm geht es hinab ins Lechtal, entlang des Lechs und hinauf in das wunderschöne und einsame Sulzltal zur Frederik-Simms ...

from Achim Meyer,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Long distance hiking trail · Lechtal Alps
Off E5 - Tag 3 - Frederik-Simms-Hütte - Schnann am Arlberg
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 3
Distance 9.9 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 1,103 m
Descent 1,911 m

Spannende und anspruchsvolle Etappe durch die wilden Lechtaler Alpen vorbei an malerischen Bergseen. Dann den langen Abstieg entlang des Schnanner ...

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Long distance hiking trail · Oetztal Alps
Off E5 - Tag 4 - Verpeilalm - Neurur/Pitztal
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 4
Distance 10.8 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 1,065 m
Descent 1,368 m

Alpine Etappe mit grandioser Überschreitung des Kaunergrats am Verpeiljoch und Abstieg ins Pitztal. Höchster Punkt dieser Alpenüberschreitung Off E5.

from Achim Meyer,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Long distance hiking trail · Oetztal Alps
Off E5 - Tag 5 - Neurur/Pitztal - Huben/Ötztal
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 5
Distance 13.3 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 1,248 m
Descent 1,520 m

Ausgedehnte Überschreitung des Geigenkammes mit steilem Anstieg durch dicht bewachsenes Gelände am Hundsbach im Pitztal bis zum flachen Abstieg vom ...

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Long distance hiking trail · Stubai Alps
Off E5 - Tag 6 - Obergurgl/Ötztal - Rabenstein im Passeier
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6
Distance 17.3 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 904 m
Descent 1,418 m

Selten begangener Übergang von Österreich nach Italien. Wir verlassen die Ötztaler Alpen und überschreiten am Königsjoch die Landesgrenze und ...

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Long distance hiking trail · Oetztal Alps
Off E5 - Tag 7/8 - Pfelders - Oberkaseralm - Meran
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7
Distance 9.5 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 836 m
Descent 477 m

Gemütliche Etappe hinein in die prachtvolle Szenerie der Texelgruppe hinauf zu den Spronser Seen über das Spronser Joch und durchs Faltschnaltal.

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