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Via ferrata to the Hochalpenkopf in Olang/Valdaora

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  • Blick vom Hochalpenkopf zum Pragser Wildsee
    Blick vom Hochalpenkopf zum Pragser Wildsee
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Climbing
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Distance 12.6 km
7:45 h
1,175 m
1,175 m
2,539 m
1,492 m
This tour combines a short via ferrata with a hike from the Pragser Wildsee lake to the little-used Hochalpenkopf with great views of the surrounding mountains.

The Olang via ferrata is a short, not particularly difficult via ferrata. It is more suitable for experienced mountaineers who like to combine the route with their hike than for via ferrata fans who only come here for the climbing. The tour starts and ends at the Pragser Wildsee lake, which is beautifully nestled in the high rocks and is no longer an insider tip. Even in the low season it is a popular destination, so there is always a lot of hustle and bustle here. It is much lonelier on our mountain tour. While many hikers in this area take on the well-known Seekofel, we climb up over meadows, take the via ferrata to the Kaserkopf and then hike on again to the Hochalpenkopf. The view from the summit is truly sensational and invites us to take a longer break. And with a bit of luck, by the time you reach the valley, most of the lake visitors have already made their way home and you can enjoy a few more reasonably quiet minutes.


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

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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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