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Geographical Classification: Eastern Alps - Hohe Tauern - Goldberg GROUP - Laitenkopf
Laitenkopf is a mountain that lies in the southern ridge of the Goldberg GROUP. The ridge lies between the valleys of Winklern-Rangersdorf and Winklern-Mörtschach.The mountain has an height of 2449m and offers an exciting view to several mountain groups: Schobergroup, Glocknergroup, Goldberggroup, Kreuzeckgroup, Lienzer Dolomites... When you climb it a path will take you through the wood and at the end a steep climb will bring you to the top. There are 2 crosses on the top. The smallest has been set there only a couple of years ago, in 2001.
How to get there?
From Obervellach: follow direction Winklern, when you pass Rangersdorf there wille be a direction-arrow at the right side of the road with 'Marterle' on it. From there it's 12 km up on the mountain. There you can park your car.
From Winklern: follow direction Obervellach, after 4km you will see the direction-arrow with 'Marterle' on it.
Marterle is a church that lies at 1836m. They started building the church in 1902 and it was completely finished in 1903. The church is still visited as a pilgrimage-church. Up on the mountain there are also huts. So sleeping is possible there.
9833 Rangersdorf Nr. 6
Tel. 0043 4823 455
Climbing starts mostly from Marterle. There is a gate next to the parking of the Rangersdorfer Hütte. You pass that gate and then you have to follow the left path. From there direction-arrows will point the right direction to the top of the Laitenkopf. The first part of the ascent runs through the wood. And after one hour I think you will exit the wood. From there it will take another hour I think to the top. Maybe it can take less time. I forgot to look at my wacth. The last part of the ascent takes you over a steep slope where you have to "scramble" a little bit. It is really not dangerous, even beginners can make it. After reaching the top, enjoy the magnificent view!
Maps and books
- Kompass Wanderkarte nr: 49 Mallnitz - Obervellach (1:50000)
- Freytag&Berndt WK225 Wander-,Rad- und Freizeitkarte: Mölltal-Kreutzeckgruppe-Drautal (1:50000)
This area is ment for pictures taken from the top. The top offers a panorama towards different mountain groups:
- Lienzer Dolomites
- Glockner Group
- Goldberg Group
- Schober Group
- Kreuzeck Group