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Hochalmspitze from Maltatal via Villacher Hütte

Hochalmspitze from Maltatal via Villacher Hütte

Hochalmspitze from Maltatal via Villacher Hütte

Page Type: Route

Location: Carinthia, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.01620°N / 13.32170°E

Object Title: Hochalmspitze from Maltatal via Villacher Hütte

Route Type: Skiing

Season: Spring

Time Required: One to two days

Route Quality: 
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Page By: DoJo

Created/Edited: May 8, 2007 / May 30, 2008

Object ID: 291759

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Overview + Essential Gear

A very long skitour (starting at 1186m - summit 3360) in one day - or in two days with a night at Villacher Hütte

Ascent to Hochalmekees (near Villacher Hütte)
near Villacher Hütte

Essential Gear:

Ice-axe and crampons, if the last meters to the summit are icy; avalanche gear and good tour skis, glacier equipment


Route Description

Hochalmspitze and Hochalmkees

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 )

ski descent - Hochalmkees
skiing down Hochalmkees

Getting There

by 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

External Links

route description (in German only), images and a map (from www.bergsteigen.at)


Ascent to Hochalmekees (near Villacher Hütte)Hochalmspitze and HochalmkeesHochalmkeesski descent - HochalmkeesHochalmspitze - summit