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Kreuzeck GROUP
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Kreuzeck GROUP

 
Kreuzeck GROUP

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Carinthiä, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.83670°N / 13.13420°E

Object Title: Kreuzeck GROUP

Elevation: 9134 ft / 2784 m

 

Page By: Christoph De Windt

Created/Edited: Jan 11, 2005 / Feb 22, 2006

Object ID: 153537

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The Kreuzeck GROUP

The Kreuzeck Group is situated in the south of the National Parc Hohe Tauern, witch is the biggest nature parc in the Eastern Alps., between the valley of the Drau (Drava) and the valley of the Möll. This group isn't as fameous as the major groups of the parc :

Glockner Group,

Venediger Group,

Ankogel Group,

Schober Group,

Rieserferner Group

The following 3 groups are just like Kreuzeck Group relatively unknowned :

Goldberg Group,

Granatspitze Group,

Villgraten Group.

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Some of the major mountains in the Kreuzeck Group are :

  • Polinik 2784m.
  • Hochreuz 2708m.
  • Kreuzeck 2701m.
  • Salzkofel 2498m.
  • Scharnik 2657m.
  • Ziethen Kopf 2484m.
  • Grafische Tristen 2553m.
  • Grosse Grakofel 2551m.
  • Stagor 2288m.

    Some information about the Group :

    The Kreuzeck Group is on both (north and south) side borderd by two rivers, the Möll in the north and the Drau (Drava) in the south. Cause the geologic construction and massif amount of water are the flacks of the mountains in this group overloaded with gras, the green ground goes until most of the summits itself. This is also the reasson why you can find shuch a viarity of flowers here. (Enzian, Alp-roses, Edelweiss even the White Alp-rose you can find here).just klik the flowernames to see a photo of them.

    The Kreuzeck Group has for the biggest part a mid.Alpine character but there's also a little part high.Alpine character. Most of the ridges are between 2500m and 2800m, And the three border is around 2000 meter. There are alot of firn-fields but now summit is the whole year through covered in snow. The snow border in that region is a littlebit higher above 2900m. Cause there is much of water in the group there are alot of lakes there. (around 60)

    Trekking and climbing in the Kreuzeck Group

    There are 5 major huts in the group that you can use for different trekkings :

    1. The Salzkofel hut at 1987m in the east of the group.

    2. The Feldner hut at 2182m. in the center of the group.

    3. The Hugo Gerbers hut at 2347m. in the center of the group.

    4. The Polinik hut at 1873m. in the north of the group.

    5. The Anna-Schutzhaus at 1991m. in the west of the group.

    hut nametrekking to other hutsmountains to climb
  • Salzkofel hut
  • o Feldner hut 7h
    Salzkofel 2498m. 1h.1/2
    Kleine (little) Kreuzeck 2505m 1h.1/2
    Kopen 2158m. 1h
    Knoten 1964m. 1h.1/2
    Stagor 2288m. 5h
  • Feldner hut
  • o Salzkofel hut 6h.1/2 o Hugo Gerbers hut 6h- 7h o Polinik hut 8h-10h o Hochtristen-Schutzhaus 5h
    Kreuzeck 2701m. 2h
    Rothorn 2821m. 1h.1/2
    Dechant 2609m. 1h.1/2
    Polinik 2784m. 8h
    Hochkreuz 2708m. 3h.1/4
    Hochtristen 2536m./Grafische Tristen 2553m. 3h
  • Hugo Gerbers hut
  • o Feldner hut 6h-7h o Anna-Schutzhaus 7h
    Hochkreuz 2708m. 3h1/2
    Kreuzelhöhe 2624 m. 3/4h.
    Scharnik 2657m. 3h
    Ziethenkopf 2484m 4h.
  • Polinik hut
  • o Feldner hut 10h.-12h.
    Polinik 2784m. 3h.
    Ebeneck 2122m. 1h.1/2
    Rauchkopf 2176m. 2h
    Gamskar 2580m. 2h.1/2
  • Anna-Schutzhaus
  • o Hugo Gerbers hut 7h.
    Ederplan 2061m. 10min.
    Ochsenberg 2012m. 3/4h
    Ziethenkopf 2484m. 2h.1/2

    Salzkofel-hut

    The Salzkofel hut at 1987m

    The Salzkofel-hut is easy reachable from the village Sachenburg. From the trainstation there it's a 5 1/2h acsent to get there. The second option to get in the Salzkofel-hut goes via the Kreuzeckbahn from where it's a 3 1/2h acsent to the hut.

    Summits that you can climb from the hut are :

  • Salzkofel 2498m. in 1h1/2 from hut.
  • Kleine (little) Kreuzeck 2505m. in 1h1/2 from hut.
  • Kopen 2158m. in 1h from hut.
  • Knoten 1964m. in 1h1/2 from hut.
  • Stagor 2288m in 5h from hut.

    Trekkings to other huts are :

  • To Feldner-hut on the 'Heinrich-Hecht-Weg' over Little Kreuzeck and Annaruhe (2508m.) : time required 7h à 8h.

    The other option is :

    -Or you can go down to Steinfeld on a 7h tour, over Lenkenspitze (2298m.) and Stagor. Steinfeld is a little village in the Drautal at the feet of the Stagor.


    Feldner-hut

    The Feldner hut at 2182m.

    The Feldner-hut is easy reachable from the village 'Greifenburg' that is situated in the center of the Drautal. From the trainstation of Greifenburg till the hut it's a 6h acsent. It's also possible to drive till the little village of Gnoppnitz that lays 4km closer to the hut, from there you'll still need something like 5h to get to the hut.

    Summits that you can climb from the hut are ;

  • Kreuzeck 2701m. in 2h from hut.

  • Rothorn 2621m. in 1h1/2 from hut.

  • Dechant 2609m. in 1h1/2 from hut.

  • Hochkreuz 2708m. in 3h1/4 from hut.

  • Hochtristen 2536m.and Grafische Tristen 2553m. in 3h from hut.

  • Polinik 2784m. in 8h from hut.

    Trekkings to other huts are :

  • To Hugo-Gerbers-hut on the 'Kreuzeck-Höhenweg' over Glenktörl (2457m); Kleine (little) Hochkreuz (2565m.)"Vierzehn seen"; Hochkreuz (2708m.) and Kreuzl Scharte (2471m.) : time required 6h à 7h route is on some traverses demanding, but there is fixed rope available.

  • To Salzkofel-hut on the 'Heinrich-Hecht-Weg' over Annaruhe (2508m.) and Kleine (little) Kreuzeck (2505m.) : time required 6h1/2.

  • To Polinik-hut on the 'Kreuzeck-Höhenweg' over Kreuzeck (2701m.); Wolla Törl (2546m.); Teuchl Scharte (2468m.) and Polinik (2784m.) : time required 8h à 10h. this isn't a easy daywalk

  • To Hochtristen-Schutzhaus (1720m.) private hut over Grafische Tristen and Hochtristen : time required 5h. (From there till the village Berg in Drautal 3h more required.)

    There are two other options :

    -To the village called Teuchl (in the south of the Möll-valley) over Kaltseetörl (2481m.) : time required 5h à 6h

    -To the village Stall (in the Möll-valley) over Glenktörl (2457m.) : time required 6h

    Hugo-Gerbers-hut

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    The Hugo Gerbers hut at 2347m.

    The Hugo-Gerbers-hut is easy reachable from the village 'Oberdrauburg' that is situated in the west of the Drautal. From the village you can reach the hut in a 5h1/2 acsent.

    Summits that you can climb from the hut are :

  • Hochkreuz 2708m. in 3h1/2 from hut.Be aware that this isn't a easy climb.
  • Kreuzelhöhe 2624m. in 3/4h from hut.
  • Ziethenkopf 2484m in 4h from hut.
  • Scharnik 2657m. in 3h from hut.

    Trekkings to other huts are :

  • To Feldner-hut on the 'Kreuzeck-Höheweg' over the Kreuzl Scharte (2471m.); Hochkreuz (2708m.); "Vierzehn seen"; Kleine (little) Hochkreuz (2565m.) and Glenktörl (2457m.) : Time required 6h à 7h route is on some traverses demanding, but there is fixed rope available.

  • To Anna-Schutzhaus over the Sandfeld Törl (2383m.); Damer K. (2441m.); Ziethenkopf (2484m.) and Lones Kopf (2248m.) : time required 7h.

    The other option is :

    -To the village Irschen over Scharnik : time required 6h (till Oberdrauburg you'll need 1h1/2 more)


    Polinik-hut

    The Polinik hut at 1873m.

    The Polinik-hut is easy reachable from the village 'Obervellach' that is situated central in the Mölltal (Möll-valley). From the village you can reach the hut in a 3h1/2 acsent, or you can drive with your car till circa.1100m. from there it's a 2h1/2 acsent till the hut. Witch is situated in the north of the group on the 'Stampfer Alm' at a hight of 1873m.

    Summits that you can climb from the hut are :

  • Polinik 2784m. in 3h from hut.
  • Ebeneck (2122m.) in 1h1/2 from hut.
  • Rauchkopf (2176m.) in 2h from hut.
  • Gamskar (2580m.) in 2h1/2 from hut.

    >Trekkings to other huts are :

  • To Feldner-hut over Polinik (2784m.); Teuchl Scharte (2468m.); Wolla Törl (2546m.) and Kreuzeck (2701m.) : time required 11h. This isn't a easy day-walk.

    There are two other options :

    -To the village called Teuchl (in the south of the Möll-valley) over Polinik : time required 8h (to do this tour witch is quiet demanding.)

    -To Flattach (witch is situated central in the Möll-valley) over Polinik : time required 8h (this is a beautifull way to descent see Polinik page.)


    Anna-Schutzhaus

    The Anna-Schutzhaus at 1991m.

    The Anna-Schutzhaus (hut) is easy reachable from the villages : Dölsach (Doelsach/Eng) (in witch the hut also is situated) from Nikolsdorf and from Winklern.

    - From Dölsach : 3h (there is a Tol-street till Streberalm at 1500m. from there it's a 1h1/4 walk untill you can reach the hut.

    - From Nikolsdorf it's a 4h acsent

    - From Winklern till Zwischenbergen from there it's still a 1h walk.

    Summits that you can climb from the hut are :

  • Ederplan (2061m.) in 10min. from hut.
  • Ochsenberg (2012m.) in 3/4h from hut.
  • Ziethenkopf (2484m.) in 2h1/2 from hut.

    All this summits are easy walk-ups.

    Trekkings to other huts are :

  • To Hugo-Gerbers-Hut over Lones Kopf (2248m.); Ziethenkopf (2484m); Damer K. (2441m.) and Sandfeld Törl (2383m.) : Time required 7h.


    General climb and trekking information

    Most of the mountains in the group are easy walk-ups but don't underestimade some of the major summits..

  • Witch gear do you require to climb in this group?

    -For most of the summits are good hiking shoes the only thing you require, but if you want to climb the highest and steepest mountains of this group or you want to do one of the trekkings, than is a bit of rope and a harnass no luxeury. But with some good working brains and some experience you also can come far.

    Red Tape

    No red tape, for all the mountains and trekkings in this group.

    When To Climb

  • Mostly this group is climd in summer. Other season climbing is possible just be aware that you'll need alot of experience then. And in winter the climbs or not without any risk.

    Camping

  • There is a camping in almost every village in both valley's, just folow the links that will be activaided when you klik on the village names in the information above.

  • The alpine-hut are open from end of June till mid. September.

    Getting There

  • The Kreuzeck Group is situated between two large city's Lienz(East-Tirol) and Spittal (Carinthiä). Both city's are easly reachable by train and / or car.
  • The nearest airport is situated in Klagenfurt.

    Mountain Conditions

  • In the Kreuzeck Group there's a webcam on the Emberger-Alm. This view doen't give you a view on the Kreuzeck Group, caus it's on it. But you'll give a idee of the wether there.

    External Links

    • Austrian Map online
      Online digital maps of Austria (OEK 50, OEK 200 and OEK 500) by the BEV (Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen) - in German

    Images