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Normal Route from Innsbruck Hut

Normal Route from Innsbruck Hut

Normal Route from Innsbruck Hut

Page Type: Route

Location: Tyrol, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.04370°N / 11.28970°E

Object Title: Normal Route from Innsbruck Hut

Route Type: Basically hike and easy scramble, one snow field m

Time Required: One to two days

Difficulty: Hike and scramble

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Luidger

Created/Edited: Jun 24, 2002 / Jun 24, 2002

Object ID: 156608

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From Gschnitztal or Stubaital to Innsbrucker Hütte (-> www.innsbrucker-huette.at)

Route Description

The path from the hut to the summit is well marked with paint and cairns. I starts easy, then there is a stretch of about 200 m with a nice scramble (UIAA I) on slabs, partly secured by cables, easy if dry, but can be dangerous if wet or icy. After 2850 m it gets less steep, soon you reach the Habicht glacier (which is basically a big snow field, no apparent crevasses). The snow field has to be crossed to the eastern side of the summit ridge. Now follow the cairns / cables to the summit.
Descent: same route, do not slide down the snow field (accidents have happened).

Essential Gear

In good conditions, no special gear is necessary. Poles for the snow field recommendable. If the glacier is icy late in the season, crampons and ice axe may be useful / necessary. Inquire with the Hut keeper of the Innsbruck Hut.

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Easy scrambling, secured with...The last part of the ascent....On the Habicht glacier,...