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Snow shoe hiking tour at the Putzenhöe

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Map / Snow shoe hiking tour  at the Putzenhöe
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moderate
Distance 11.3 km
5:30 h
980 m
980 m
The Fundres/Pfunders massif offers a wide range of hiking options with anything from soft-rolling hills to steep slopes leading up to craggy peaks. Gorgeous excursions for both summer-time hikers and winter sports fans – all topped off by breath-taking 360° panoramic views.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,441 m
Lowest point
1,600 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.838452, 11.837364
DMS
46°50'18.4"N 11°50'14.5"E
UTM
32T 716356 5191121
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park, hike past the signs on the right and uphill through the forest until you reach the sledging track leading to the Moarhofalm inn. Take a right onto the sledging track and continue past the Moarhofalm inn. There, head uphill on the left side of the stream. About halfway up the slope, cross over to the right side and head for the large boulder. Then continue up the steep slope and into a wide valley basin. Keep right and hike up another two short slopes until you get to the frozen Rio Verde/Grünbach lake, all the while keeping a respectful distance to the steep western face of the nearby ridge.Snow conditions and weather permitting, take a right at the lake and hike up the steep face leading to the peak in narrow hairpin turns. Return along the same route.

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Getting there

From central Chienes/Kiens, head left towards Falzes/Pfalzen and left again at the crossing, continuing towards the hamlet Masi/Hofern and past the Waldruhe Hotel. There, take a right following the signs to the Moarhofalm inn and the Gelenke car park (4.7 km on a narrow mountain road), where you can leave your car.

Coordinates

DD
46.838452, 11.837364
DMS
46°50'18.4"N 11°50'14.5"E
UTM
32T 716356 5191121
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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
  • Blister 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 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
980 m
Descent
980 m
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Morning
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