Fluchtkogl is one of the highest summits in the Weißkamm-range in the Ötztaler mountain range, and in Northern Tyrol.
The mountain itself shows steep ice and rock face only to the north west. It has a broad flat summit and can only be reached by passing glaciers. The Main ascents are from Hochjochhospitz, Brandenburger Haus and Vernagt Hütte.
It is surrounded by the Hochvernagt Spitze (N), Wildspitze (W) and Weißsee Spitze (E). Given the fact that it is also surrounded by mountain huts and the ascent from the Hochjochhospitz is quite easy (but a glacier hike anyway), it is also a very popular summit, especially in the summer months. The three ascent routes are not supposed to be overly difficult, however the glaciers surrounding Fluchtkogel, especially the Guslarferner on the ascent from Vernagt Hütte, show a lot of crevasses.
The trailhead at Vent is located at about 1900m so that a single day ascent, while not impossible, would be a tour de force. Overnight stays at one of the three huts listed below therefore are mandatory.
(17.7.2003) On the Fluchtkogel ( 360° Panorama )
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From Innsbruck (east) or Bregenz (west) follow motorway E60 in the direction of the direction of the respective other city. East of Imst (exit 123) turn south on B186 through Ötztal.
For Vent (Martin Busch Hütte and Hochjochhospitz) turn westward through Venter Tal right after you have gone through Sölden.
Hochjochhospitz, Brandenburger Haus, Vernagt Hütte. See:
When to climb
Fluchtkogel can be climbed all year round. The best hiking time is July through September. Winter ski tour ascents are possible from all huts.
Follow one of the links below
Maps & Books
- Ötztaler Alpen, Weißkugel
- Inneres Ötztal-Gurgler Tal - Venter Tal - Pitztal
Kompass Map WK042
- Ötztaler Alpen
Kompass Map WK43
- Ötztaler Alpen
Camping is not allowed in the vicinity of the summits. You should rather visit the huts. In summer, when the huts are full, often you are allowed to camp out near them.
As for getting rooms and appartments you'll probably encounter no problems. Ötztal is a heavily touristic region (especially in winter) and offers lots of accommodation possibilities. Just click on the following link to be directed to the accommodation page of the official site.