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Klausner Hütte - Latzfonser Kreuz - Ritzlar

Snowshoeing · Sarntal Alps
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  • Willkommen auf der Klausner Hütte
    / Willkommen auf der Klausner Hütte
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  • / Wegkreuze
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  • / Kirche Latzfonser Kreuz
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  • / Schutzhaus Latzfonser Kreuz
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  • /
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  • / Abstieg vom Ritzlar
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  • / gewaltiges Panorama auf dem Ritzlar
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  • / Bis zum Latzfonser Kreuz mit Schneeschuhe
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  • / Sonnenschneeschuhwandern
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moderate
Distance 11.3 km
5:30 h
1,007 m
1,007 m
2,533 m
1,548 m

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Author
OLAV LUTZ 
Update: December 03, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2,533 m
Lowest point
1,548 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Parkplatz Steineben (1,548 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.689341, 11.525751
DMS
46°41'21.6"N 11°31'32.7"E
UTM
32T 693128 5173741
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Destination

Latzfonser Kreuz oder Ritzlarspitze

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Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.689341, 11.525751
DMS
46°41'21.6"N 11°31'32.7"E
UTM
32T 693128 5173741
w3w 
///curates.chartered.stark
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,007 m
Descent
1,007 m
Highest point
2,533 m
Lowest point
1,548 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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