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Up the Rotwand and through the Balschtekar

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  • Der markante Gipfel der Rotwand bietet tolle Ausblicke in die Lechtaler Alpen und die Hornbachkette
    Der markante Gipfel der Rotwand bietet tolle Ausblicke in die Lechtaler Alpen und die Hornbachkette
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
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Distance 14.9 km
8:00 h
1,200 m
1,200 m
2,259 m
1,067 m
Great, varied and panoramic circular tour over the local mountain of Elbigenalp for the rather fit mountain hiker.

With its 1,200 m of altitude, the tour is not without its physical challenges, but it is easily manageable. Once you have made the steep ascent to the Rotwand, it is over with the exception of a few ups and downs and you can cross the Balschtekar to the Hermann von Barth hut in relative comfort. The Rotwand itself is a typical Lechtal mountain with steep, grassy (except at the summit itself, where it is rocky) flanks. Overall, the trail is not exposed, but steep and can be a little slippery when it is wet. In the upper part of the summit there is a rocky passage that is well secured with steel ropes and can be easily negotiated. However, surefootedness and a head for heights are essential. A fabulous view awaits us at the summit. Down in the valley we can see the lovely Lech valley and all around us the rugged, rocky Hornbach chain with its many peaks;


Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language

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Profile picture of Hartmut Wimmer Author Hartmut Wimmer 
True to the slogan “Only on new paths you leave visible traces” I am a passionate hiker and explorer. I love to be in the mountains, regardless of the activity. I am the founder and CEO of Outdooractive, thus turning my hobby into a career spending my whole time with my passion. By the way, we are always looking for people to join our team at Outdooractive, maybe you will find your future job here:

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Ralf Ackermann 
October 24, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? October 24, 2021

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