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East side

East side

East side

Page Type: Route

Location: Tyrol, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.34810°N / 11.07700°E

Object Title: East side

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Lukas Kunze

Created/Edited: May 24, 2005 / Jun 17, 2005

Object ID: 165190

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Route overview

  • Altitude difference:
  • ~ 1600m / 5250ft
  • Duration:
  • about 4-6 hours (ascend)
  • Trail head:
  • Parking lot of the charilift "Mundelift" near Leutasch.
  • Difficulty:
  • Beautiful hiking with some parts of easy climbing (UIAA: I - II).


    Sarting point is the parking lot (free parking!) of the "Mundelift" about 2km from Leutasch.
    Using "Mundelift" to Rauthhütte (1605m / 5264ft) will shorten your ascend by approx. one hour.

    See the main page for a detailed description of reaching the trail head.

    Route Description

    The trail to Rauthhütte starts at the right end of the parking lot. This path (# 8) leads into the forest and you' ll reach the hut within 1 hour.
    After leaving the hut the path gets steeper and the views to the surrounding mountainside are getting more interresting. At about 1900m / 6233ft the easy climbing parts start (see this photo). After this "gully" the path stays very steep and sometimes it may happen, that you' ve lost the path... but the direction is always up!
    Finally you reach a shoulder which leads to the east summit (2592m / 8503ft). From here path #8 still leads on to the main summit of Hohe Munde.

    Descent the same way.

    Essential Gear

    In summer hiking gear is sufficient.
    In winter special gear like crampons or snow shoes (depending on snow conditions!) are needed!!! - A huge amount of experience is needed to judge alpine dangers like avalanches!!!

    Miscellaneous Info

    If you have information about this route that doesn't pertain to any of the other sections, please add it here.

    Additions and Corrections

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    selinunte01Partly new trail - east slope


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    Due to construction works for avalanche protection on the east summit of Hohe Munde and its southeastern slopes parts of the east slope trail has been transfered.

    A new trail bypasses the first rock chute to the south. It regains the old trail above this chute.

    At about 1900 m altitude the old trail is blocked. A new one was installed further north (see and follow the signs). It avoids the uppermost eastsoutheast slope due to possible rockfall from the construction site. The new trail traverses north to the northeast slope of Hohe Munde and then zigzags up this part of the slope. It reaches the old trail at about 2400 m altitude. The old trail leads to the east summit.

    Actually the east summit is more than a mess due to the construction site. Iron frameworks, avalanche nets, some helicopter platforms, a huge building for the workers and several power engines litter the summit. Though those works are undoubtedly necessary (see http://hilfe.lebensministerium.at/article/articleview/60753/1/14426/ for further infromation), the east slope ascent is no more fun. Good hikers should choose the west ridge via ferrata for climbing Hohe Munde.
    Posted Jan 3, 2009 11:28 am
    Lukas KunzeRe: Partly new trail - east slope

    Lukas Kunze

    Hasn't voted

    Interresting reading. I looked at some photos of Hohe Munde I took this year and I could see the avalanche fences and the building. Have to go up there to have a closer look. One beautiful mountain lost... :(
    Posted Jan 3, 2009 3:40 pm

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    Hohe Munde viewed from the...Route from east summit to...Looking back to Rauthhütte...Route to Hohe Munde Lower part of the east side ascent.