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Das Kreuz am "Adlerkopf" gegen die Langtauferer Gletscher mit Langtauferer Spitze (links) und Weißkugel
Photo: Tappeiner Verlag
Distance 15.9 km
Highest point3,201 m
Lowest point1,898 m
View of rock and ice bastions First the path leads us up to the Weißkugelhütte, which is known for its unique location. Opposite it rises the mighty Weißkugel massif, defined by glaciers, moraines and rocks. Behind the summit of the Schmied, a deep cleft is cut into the rock and a mighty rock tower rises up.
From the hamlet of Melag in the farthest valley of Langtaufer (1915 m) always on the wide goods road (first marked 2, then 5) on a nice flat hike into the valley to the Melager Alm (1970 m, bar), soon after on a bridge over the valley stream, and then on the classic hut trail 2 up to the Weißkugelhütte (2542 m); from Melag 2:30 hrs. - From the hut follow the signs "Schmied" and the numberless markings, first briefly westwards to a small slope shoulder, then initially over grass, boulders and in places also rock (one spot I-) on the south slope up to the west ridge, over this (here occasional easy climbing sections, one section with holding rope) steeply but hardly exposed up to the summit bonnet consisting of light-coloured boulders and briefly further to the cairn at the highest point (3170 m); from the hut just under 2 hours. - Descent: Either as ascent, or via the somewhat easier, completely marked eastern route: on the south-facing boulder slope briefly down to a fork in the path
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