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Gailtaler Alm

Gailtaler Alm

Gailtaler Alm

Page Type: Route

Location: Carnic Alps, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.64630°N / 12.84470°E

Object Title: Gailtaler Alm

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-Up

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Page By: Gangolf Haub

Created/Edited: Dec 13, 2004 / Jul 9, 2006

Object ID: 163200

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See the main page for the itineraries to the village of Niedergail.

Route Description

  • General data
      - Start altitude: 1108m
      - Summit altitude: 2162m
      - Prevailing exposition: W
      - Type: 2h over forest roads. 1h over paths
      - Protection: marked
  • Effort: 1100m of altitude gain, 9km distance to the first summit.
  • Power: 1 - no difficulties
  • Psyche: 1 - easy
  • Orientation: 1 - easy

    From Niedergail take trails 18 and 441 southward through the Niedergailer Tal Valley. Until you reach Krauthner Hütte at 1457m the hike follows a forest road. From there on it gest steeper and climbs for Gailtaler Alm.

    Here turn east onto trail No 03, the "Karnischer Höhenweg" Trekking Trail. At first going level it suddenly heads up to the Kreuzleitjoch Pass. Here turn northward and follow trail No 440 to Säbelspitz Stallonkofel and Runseck. Only a short section between Stallonkofel and Runseck is a little exposed.

    Essential Gear

    Hiking gear is sufficient.


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