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Hochgasser S ski tour

Hochgasser S ski tour

Hochgasser S ski tour

Page Type: Route

Location: Hohe Tauern - Granatspitze Group, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.15040°N / 12.52110°E

Object Title: Hochgasser S ski tour

Route Type: Skiing

Season: Spring, Winter

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: easy

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Created/Edited: Mar 26, 2003 / Apr 8, 2013

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See the main page how to reach the south portal of Felbertauern tunnel.

Route Description

From the parking place we ascend through light larch woods towards north. First we go straight upwards, after 20 minutes we keep more left until we reach open terrain. Above the Messeling Bach we ascend over a more steep part and reach the plateau on which the Gruenseehuette lies.

Behind the hut is the first lake: Gruener See (Green Lake). Our route goes by its west bank and so we enter a bit more closed upper valley of the Messeling Bach. Above the Schwarzer See (Black Lake) and the Grauer See (Grey Lake) we continue in the NW direction and comfortably reach the broad saddle (2560m) north of Messelig peak (2693m).

From the saddle we turn again more towards north-east. After crossing a small plateau the upper slopes are ahead of us. Heading towards the west ridge and enjoying broader and broader panorama we reach the summit in about 3 hours 30 minutes (cca 1300 m of altitude).

When skiing down we can choose the ascent route or, when the visibility is good, we can choose also other neighbouring slopes.

Essential Gear

Usual tour ski equipment.

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