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Ascent to the Hohe Wilde from the Hochwilde Haus.
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Ascent to the Hohe Wilde from the Hochwilde Haus.

 

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Tyrol/South Tyrol/Ötztal Alps, Austria/Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.76660°N / 11.02390°E

Object Title: Ascent to the Hohe Wilde from the Hochwilde Haus.

Date Climbed/Hiked: Jul 14, 2003

 

Page By: AWini

Created/Edited: Oct 4, 2005 /

Object ID: 170533

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Panorama Hochgurgl

I had already arrived in Zwieselstein the previous day and had spent the night quite comfortably in the "Simone" bed and breakfast, which was well worth the money. The meeting was scheduled for noon in the Neue Post Inn at Zwieselstein. Thus I had the morning free, which I used to have a look-around in the area. The weather was marvellous with blue sky, and the views from Hochgurgl and Hochsölden to the high mountains around were simply overwhelming.
 


View to ObergurglAt noon I met the mountain guide Wolfgang and the other participants Jürgen, Achim and Helmar who were already at the inn. Thomas arrived little later by bus. After quick refreshments we parked our cars at the stream right next to the "DAV Talherberge Zwieselstein". The bus brought us to Obergurgl, a boring tourist place for winter sports, which one does not necessarily need to visit. We were lazy and used the chair lift to move us up to the "Unterer Bruggboden". Here our mountain hike in fact began.
 


The Gurgler valleyThe route { 922 } started gently rising, but soon moved upwards across a short steep stage. After a short while we reached the Schönwies Hütte refreshment place. Many "low shoe tourists" make it as far as this place as well, but we however continued our walk without a break. First the way lost a few metres down to the Gurgler Alpen Hütte. From there it went easily on the level south-westwards high above the Gurgler Ache. Just before the Langtalereck Hütte it rose steeply 50 m, passed a former customs hut and led gently down to a hut. On this stretch we met the only lady in our group, Elizabeth. Near the Hochwilde HausShe had arrived as well the day before, but had spent the night in the Langtalereck Hütte. In the morning she had brought her backpack to the Hochwilde Haus and then descended again to meet us here. Now complete, we rested with a drink in the hut. From here we could identify the Ramol Haus across the valley on the opposite slope. The landlord of the Langtalereck Hütte invited us to leave the backpacks there and offered to send them with the supplier cable up to the Hochwilde Haus. We happily accepted his offer.
 


The Hochwilde HausFrom the hut the way dropped 100 m and in the valley we crossed the stream from the Langtalereck Glacier using a good new steel bridge. The last piece of the ascent to the Hochwilde Haus began with orbiting the northern edge of the Schwarzen Spitze. During this the route rose steeply and now and then we had to do short pieces of 1st degree climbing. Soon after that the way became flatter, we passed the branch to the Ramolhaus and finally we were on the western former side moraine of the Gurgler Glacier. From here it was only a short distance to the hut, but first we had to climb a short 100 m high steep slope. Then in the late afternoon we reached the "Hochwilde Haus am steinernen Tisch" (2866 m, DAV Karlsruhe)
 


The hut is typical; comfortable, the landlord very nice and the meal was to be highly recommended. Brilliant! In the evening we saw a beautiful sunset behind the opposite mountain ridge, however it had become noticeably cold already again.
Panoric view at the Hochwilde Haus

 

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