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Winter hiking

Winter Hike from the Villanderer Alm to the Rittner Horn

Winter hiking · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Klausen, Barbian, Villanders, Feldthurns
  • Villanderer Alm
    / Villanderer Alm
    Photo: TV Villanders, Klausen, Barbian, Villanders, Feldthurns
  • Winter Hike
    / Winter Hike
    Photo: Tourismusverein Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns und Villanders, Klausen, Barbian, Villanders, Feldthurns
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moderate
Distance 13.1 km
4:46 h
586 m
586 m
2,258 m
1,748 m
This winter hike to the Rittner Horn mountain starts at the Gasserhütte mountain hut. Follow the prepared winter hiking trail first to the Mair in Plun and from there to the Gasteiger Sattel saddle. Keep following the winter trail as far as the Rittner Horn. Refreshments are available en route at the Mair in Plun hut, Oberes Horn Haus and Gasserhütte. Return is by the same route.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,258 m
Lowest point
1,748 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.641270, 11.490246
DMS
46°38'28.6"N 11°29'24.9"E
UTM
32T 690582 5168313
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Turn-by-turn directions

Gasser Hütte - Mair in Plun - Gasteiger Sattel- Rittner Horn. Return is by the same route.

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Getting there

From Chiusa the road SS12 to Villandro/Villanders, then right towards Alps of Villandro since the parking area Saltnerstein (Gasser Hütte).

Coordinates

DD
46.641270, 11.490246
DMS
46°38'28.6"N 11°29'24.9"E
UTM
32T 690582 5168313
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • 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 Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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
13.1 km
Duration
4:46 h
Ascent
586 m
Descent
586 m
Highest point
2,258 m
Lowest point
1,748 m
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1600 m 1800 m
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