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Die Schneid (Schneidspitze)

 
Die Schneid (Schneidspitze)

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Tirol, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.49323°N / 10.64489°E

Object Title: Die Schneid (Schneidspitze)

Activities: Hiking

Season: Summer, Fall

Elevation: 6591 ft / 2009 m

 

Page By: selinunte01

Created/Edited: Nov 19, 2011 / Oct 7, 2012

Object ID: 760853

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Overview

 
Die Schneid
Die Schneid, left of dominating Tannheimer main summits


Die Schneid or Schneidspitze (2009 m) is by far not one of the prominent summits of Tannheimer Berge within Allgäu ranges. But this minor summit has its own appeals. Situated south of the dominating Gehrenspitze and Köllenspitze the meadow overgrown green and brown Schneid is clearly separated from the grey and white limestone main summits of Tannheimer Berge.

Schneid means blade and that is what this mountain looks like when viewed from east or west. It is a sharp east - west running ridge with a steep north and south face; the south ridge being not very prominent. To the east, west and south there are three cols: Seebachjoch to the west, Gehrenjoch to the north and Hochjoch to the south. These cols are the starting points for three short trails to the summit.

In summer the meadows of Schneid and its surroundings are full of splendid wildflowers, sometimes also very rare examples among them. The views to the south, west and east are excellent, only to the north the dominating main summits of Tannheimer Berge are obstructing the outlook. But the steep, towering limestone walls of Köllenspitze and Gehrenspitze are a spectacular compensation for this minor obstruction.

If you summit Köllenspitze or Gehrenspitze starting from the Reutte valley, Schneid can easily be bagged with these main summits. I made the short but very enjoyable traverse of Schneid from west to east on my way back to Reutte, coming from Köllenspitze summit. I was astonished how nice this minor summit is and I only can say that this mountain is worth a hike or a short detour on a longer trip.



Getting There

 
Die Schneid
Die Schneid and (right) Thaneller


The main trailheads for Schneid are

Reutte - Wängle
Nesselwängle
Musau / Saba

You reach Reutte

  • from Garmisch-Partenkirchen via Lermoos by using road numbers 23, 187 and 195 to Reutte / Tirol

  • from Füssen by using road number 198 to Reutte

  • from Innsbruck and Imst by using the Hahntennjoch road to Elmen / Lechtal and road number 198 to Reutte

  • from Rheintal, Bregenz, by using Arlberg road and road number 198 to Reutte


  • On the west side of the road number 198 - bridge across river Lech a road branches off (number L259) to Wängle. At Wängle park your car at the cable car parking area.

    You reach Nesselwängle

  • from Garmisch-Partenkirchen via Lermoos by using road numbers 23, 187 and 195 to Reutte / Tirol

  • from Füssen by using road number 198 to Reutte

  • from Reutte follow road number 198 to Weißenbach am Lech. Take road number 199 up to Nesselwängle.

  • from Innsbruck and Imst by using the Hahntennjoch road to Elmen / Lechtal and road number 198 to Weißenbach am Lech.

  • from Rheintal, Bregenz, by using Arlberg road and road number 198 to Weißenbach am Lech.

  • Take road number 199 up to Nesselwängle.



  • You reach Musau / Saba

  • from Garmisch-Partenkirchen via Lermoos by using road numbers 23, 187 and 195 to Reutte / Tirol. Follow road L69 to Musau / Saba.

  • from Füssen by using road number 179 and road number L69 to Musau / Saba

  • from Innsbruck and Imst by using the Hahntennjoch road to Elmen / Lechtal and road number 198 to Reutte. Follow road L69 to Musau / Saba.

  • from Rheintal, Bregenz, by using Arlberg road and road number 198 to Reutte. Follow road L69 to Musau / Saba.





  • Routes Overview

    Reutte - Wängle trailhead

  • Wängle / Holz - parking area of Hahnenkamm cableway - Lechaschauer Alm - Hochjoch - Schneid or Hochjoch - Seebachjoch - Schneid

  • Wängle / Holz - parking area of Hahnenkamm cableway - Lechaschauer Alm - Hochjoch - Schneid or Hochjoch - Seebachjoch - Schneid

  • There are connecting trails between:

  • Hochjoch - Seebachjoch

  • Gehrenjoch - Seebachjoch

  • Gehrenalm - Lechaschauer Alm



  • Die Schneid
    Die Schneid west ridge and Seebachjoch
    Die Schneid
    Die Schneid summit
    Die Schneid
    Steep west ridge


    Nesselwängle trailhead

  • Nesselwängle - Seebachjoch - Schneid or Seebachjoch - Gehrenjoch - Schneid or Seebachjoch - Hochjoch - Schneid



  • Die Schneid
    Gentiana lutea and pollinator
    Die Schneid
    Arnica montana


    Musau / Saba trailhead

  • Musau - Musauer Alm - Seebachjoch or Gehrenjoch - Schneid




  • Red Tape & Accommodation

     
    Die Schneid
    Die Schneid and west ridge


    Red Tape



    There are - as far as I know - no restrictions in this area.

    Accomodation



    Lechtal valley and Reutte with its surroundings have all kind of accomodation:

    Reutte
    Nesselwängle / Tannheimer Tal
    Lechtal accommodation

    Mountain huts

    Gimpelhaus (private alpine hut)
    Tannheimer Hütte (alpine club hut)
    Otto-Mayr-Hütte (alpine club hut)
    Lechaschauer Alm
    Gehrenalm

    Cableways

    Reuttener Hahnekammbahn

    Gear & Mountain Condition

    For Schneid you need normal hiking gear and good shoes.

    Schneid is a summer and autumn hiking summit. The trails are narrow and sometimes running along the sharp and steep ridge crest. The western trail needs some easy rock scramble in steep rocky meadows. When wet the trails and rocks can be very slippery and a bit more difficult than with dry conditions.

    Die Schneid
    Köllenspitze, Seebachjoch and Schneid west ridge
    Die Schneid
    Gehrenspitze, Gehrenjoch and Schneid east ridge


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    Map & Guide Book

    Map

    Alpenvereinskarte Bayerische Alpen, scale 1 : 25.000, BY 5: Tannheimer Berge, Köllenspitze, Gaishorn, with trails and ski tour routes; 1st edition 2012; Deutscher Alpenverein and Landesamt für Vermessung und Geoinformation Bayern

    UK 50-48, scale 1 : 50.000, Landesamt für Vermessung und Geoinformation Bayern: Allgäuer Alpen - südl. Auerbergland - Tannheimer Tal;

    Die Schneid
    Gehrenspitze, as seen from Schneid west ridge
    Die Schneid
    Die Schneid and west ridge


    Guide Book

    Dieter Seibert: Allgäuer Alpen und Ammergauer Alpen - alpin; Alpenvereinsführer Bergverlag Rother, München, 2008

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