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Winter hiking

Winter hike on the Kofel Hill in Kastelruth

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Distance 0.9 km
0:16 h
41 m
41 m
1,103 m
1,062 m
The snow-blanketed Calvary Hill in Kastelruth, known locally as the ‘Kofel’, is the destination of this short but sweet winter walk, which boasts wonderful views over Kastelruth and the surrounding area. The Kofel is much loved by locals and guests alike as a place of relaxation and recreation.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,103 m
Lowest point
1,062 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.567909, 11.559509
DMS
46°34'04.5"N 11°33'34.2"E
UTM
32T 696147 5160331
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Turn-by-turn directions

The tour begins in the Krausen square in Kastelruth village centre. A short, steep path (No. 15) leads up the Calvary hill. After a short walk around the Kofel, return to Krausen square along the same path.

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Coordinates

DD
46.567909, 11.559509
DMS
46°34'04.5"N 11°33'34.2"E
UTM
32T 696147 5160331
w3w 
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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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Gaby Schumann
February 16, 2018 · Community
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easy
Distance
0.9 km
Duration
0:16 h
Ascent
41 m
Descent
41 m
Highest point
1,103 m
Lowest point
1,062 m
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