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Hike from Völser Weiher Lake to the Schlern

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Distance 15.9 km
6:03 h
1,673 m
1,673 m
The hike from the Völser Weiher Lake to the Schlern requires good physical fitness and surefootedness, but makes up for this with a variety-packed route and exceptional views off into the distance.
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Highest point
2,457 m
Lowest point
1,053 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.521171, 11.521808
DMS
46°31'16.2"N 11°31'18.5"E
UTM
32T 693424 5155045
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the Völser Weiher Lake, go to the Huber Weiher Lake, where a steep trail forks off towards the Tuff Alm hut. Below the Tuff, follow the signposts to “Schlern, Hoferalpl” (no. 1). A wide walking path leads below the face of the Schlern and over the Völser Bach stream to the freight cable car valley station. Turn left and follow trail 1 up to the entrance of the Schlernschlucht gorge and the “Peter Frag” rest stop. Now take a left onto the Schäufelesteig trail (no. 3), which winds up to the Schlern plateau in a series of steep bends.

From the Refuge Schlernhaus mountain hut, trail no. 1 leads down to the Sesselschwaige mountain hut. Follow the “corduroy” tree-trunk trail, also known as the Prügelweg, into the Schlern gully, down to the Peter Frag roadside cross and back to the Völser Weiher lake along the same route.

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Coordinates

DD
46.521171, 11.521808
DMS
46°31'16.2"N 11°31'18.5"E
UTM
32T 693424 5155045
w3w 
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Equipment

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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3.5
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Oliver Simonis
June 30, 2019 · Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.9 km
Duration
6:03 h
Ascent
1,673 m
Descent
1,673 m

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