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Trek to the Gigot - Tschigat

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  • Die Leiteralm hoch über Algund
    Die Leiteralm hoch über Algund
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Distance 15.9 km
7:53 h
1,491 m
1,489 m
The marked granite pyramid
The closest «three thousand» to Merano

From Merano we will go to Lagundo - Algund and Plars di Mezzo-Mittelplars (464 m), then toVelloi - Vellau (906 m) by ski lift or car, and from there to the Leiteralm mountain hut by cable car (1,522 m). Route 24 takes us to the Rifugio del Valico-Hochgang (1,839 m, 1.5 hours to the mountain hut). Route 7 is a steep strenous ascent on rocky terrain (with exposed sections equipped with fixed ropes) leading to the Hochgang Pass (2,455 m; 1.5 hours from the refuge). At the intersection we will keep to the left on route 7, across the small lakes of Milchseen (2,540 m), turning left following the coloured marks to the main lake then up a steep ascent among boulders and rocks (2,800 m approx). We will go up through the passageway and then climb up via grade 1 and 2 sections, reaching the col and eventually the summit along the east ridge. If the upper section of the crack is inaccessible (due to snow or ice) we will turn left to the south ridge, following the stone figures and climbing up

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