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From Vipiteno|Sterzing to the Telfer Weißen Summit

Mountain tour · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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The impressive Telfer Weißen mountain massif northwest of the Vipiteno basin groups together three striking limestone mountain peaks.
Distance 10.8 km
5:00 h
880 m
880 m
2,584 m
1,795 m
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Hubert Mair
Update: September 18, 2017
Highest point
2,584 m
Lowest point
1,795 m

Rest Stop

Bergstation Rosskopfbahn
Almdorf Vallming


Rosskopf cableway (1,860 m) (1,856 m)
46.912661, 11.397745
46°54'45.6"N 11°23'51.9"E
32T 682583 5198249


Rosskopf cableway (1,860 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the Rosskopf cableway mountain station (1,860m), the mostly flat route follows trail no. 23 (indications Ridnauner Höhenweg) westward. Passing over grassy slopes it reaches the Ochsenalm alpine pasture before bearing right to the Telfer Weißen peaks (signposted). The barely discernible track ascends up the steep grassy slope on the eastern flank of the Telfer Weißen (2,178m), becoming more defined as it reaches the eastern summit (2,565m). Proceed down a short and steep rock chimney from the ridge with the aid of a fixed rope along an exposed winding track (with a handrail) as far as the main summit (2,588m). The return follows the same route as the ascent. Alternatively, continue from the eastern summit, straight along the marked trail past the grassy slopes to the Vallminger Alm mountain hut (1,814m; refreshments served). Follow trail no. 19A east to the Kastellacke biotope (1,930m), before descending south on trail no. 19 back to the starting point.


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46.912661, 11.397745
46°54'45.6"N 11°23'51.9"E
32T 682583 5198249
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Basic Equipment for Mountain 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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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10.8 km
5:00 h
880 m
880 m
Highest point
2,584 m
Lowest point
1,795 m


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