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Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.97907°N / 12.29504°E

Object Title: Gösleswand

Activities: Hiking

Season: Summer, Fall

Elevation: 9554 ft / 2912 m


Page By: saman

Created/Edited: Dec 1, 2008 / Dec 4, 2008

Object ID: 467547

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view from west
The distant peaks of Sextener Dolomiten / Dolomiti di Sesto seen from Gösleswand

Gösleswand, situated in the western part of Lasörling Group, is the „house summit” of Neue Reichenberger Hütte. It forms a sharp ridge in SW-NE direction. Its highest point is near the northeastern end, but the big cross visible from the hut is on the opponent end.

Although it is not the highest peak in the area, the panorama from the summit is wonderful. Even the peaks of Sextener Dolomiten / Dolomiti di Sesto are visible if the conditions are good.

The mountain is a known mineral quarry.

Getting There


The only marked route to the summit is starting from Rote Lenke pass (2794m). It is a narrow path, secured with metallic cables at some places. The pass is along the path no. 312, which connects Lasnitzenhütte and Neue Reichenberger Hütte. The time required to reach the summit from the latter hut is about one hour.

Getting to Neue Reichenberger Hütte

From Virgental:
The hut is reachable from the end of Virgental (parking place at Ströden) on the path no. 313 in Grossbachtal (4-5 hours). An alternative can be the path in Kleinbachtal.

From Defereggental:
Also on the path no. 313, from St. Jakob in Defereggen, in 4 hours.

From Lasnitzenhütte
The path no. 312 connects the two huts. It's a long way in both directions as the path climbs two passes. 3-4 hours

On the ridge

There is a narrow, unmarked path along the summit ridge of Gösleswand. You can walk from the main peak to the foresummit with the big cross in 15 minutes or so, but be careful, as the walls are almost vertical around.

Red Tape

The peak is within the territory of Hohe Tauern National Park.

The mountain is a known mineral quarry, but as far as I know, it is prohibited to collect minerals by using any equipment like hammers, spades, axes etc.

Where to Stay

Neue Reichenberger Hütte

The only hut in the area is Neue Reichenberger Hütte. Camping is not allowed.

External Links

A short description in German at www.hinterbichl.at


The Gösleswand from Neue Reichenberger Hütteview from westGösleswandNeue Reichenberger HütteThe distant peaks of Sextener Dolomiten / Dolomiti di Sesto seen from Gösleswand