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OverviewGeographical 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.
MarterleMarterle 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
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From Marterle the following round tour is very popular: Marterle - Ebeneck - Zellinkopf - Leitenkopf - Marterle. It can be done in any direction.
If you go in the clockwise direction, then you go as described above. From Marterle you first ascend through the woods on a plateau below Ebeneck, then you ascend much more steeply by the W ridge on its summit, 2283 m. Good 1 h till here. From Ebeneck you continue by the main ridge towards the NE. The first part is easy, by those slopes also a ski tour goes down towards Marterle. So you reach Zellinkopf, 2449 m. The continuation is more demanding - but still a medium difficult hike, with a few more exposed places. From Leitenkopf, 2597 m, you continue by the ridge a bit more towards the SE, and then turn right down towards Marterle.
Maps and books
- Kompass Wanderkarte nr: 49 Mallnitz - Obervellach (1:50000)
- Freytag&Berndt WK225 Wander-,Rad- und Freizeitkarte: Mölltal-Kreutzeckgruppe-Drautal (1:50000)
Top viewThis 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