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Northern normal route
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Northern normal route

 

Page Type: Route

Location: Tyrol, Austria/Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.99410°N / 11.34580°E

Object Title: Northern normal route

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: I - II (fixed ropes)

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Page By: JoPo

Created/Edited: Feb 3, 2002 / Feb 3, 2002

Object ID: 156174

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Approach


From Innsbruck in Austria (Airport) you take the highway towards Brenner (italian/austrian border) or even better the country road (which cost no toll) until you reach Steinach (in Tyrol). A small valley to Gschnitz branches westwards which is driven as far as it is allowed (Gasthof Feuerstein - parking).

Route Description


From Gschnitz in the Gschnitz valley (Gasthof Feuerstein - 1242 m) one gets left (southwards) to the trail towards the austrian Tribulaun hut which is reached within 2 to 3 h (2064 m). The Gschnitzer Tribulauns sends a mighty wall towards this hut, the ascent is on the left hand of this wall. 20 min on a marked trail and exhausting further 500 vertical meters on crumbly stones lead to the Schneetalscharte (2642 m). From there with scrambling (occasionally fixed ropes, some of them are loose - attention!!!) to the top.

Essential Gear


If snow is lying (early in the year) further equipment like an ice-axe might be advantageous.

Miscellaneous Info


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