Overview + Essential GearOverview:
A very long skitour (starting at 1186m - summit 3360) in one day - or in two days with a night at Villacher Hütte
Ice-axe and crampons, if the last meters to the summit are icy; avalanche gear and good tour skis, glacier equipment
Start very early at Schönaubrücke (Schönaubridge) near Gmünder Hütte. Follow the dirt road until its end (approx. 1911m). Continue via Villacher Hütte to glacier (two possible routes (a) via Keesboden or (b) follow the marked summer route). On the glacier (Hochalmkees) head northwest (direction Elendköpfe - Preimlscharte) and turn left at approx. 2900m and head for the summit (the best route is northwards of the rocks at 3116m )
Getting Thereby car: from Gmünd to Malta and follow the toll road to Schönaubrücke near Gmünder Hütte - the toll road is closed in winter (it opens in May) - but usually the road is open in winter (at one's own risk).
by public transport: - (in winter/spring) IMHO impossible