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Autumn above Lienz.
Schleinitz is a home mountain of Lienz. Above the town there's a mountain terrace, named Zettersfeld, where once farmers had herds of cattle and sheep, nowadays there are terrains for tourism, in a first place skiing. The area is really nice - some 1200 m above the sunny valley of Drau, offering a great panorama on Lienzer Dolomiten, a limestone mountain group on the other side of the valley. Schleinitz summit is another 1000m higher - so, rather don't go on the mountain all the way from Lienz. Zettersfeld can be reached by a cable-car and by a road, which was some years ago still toll-free.
The path from Zettersfeld to Schleinitz summit is not hard. In ice or snow some passages on the northern side of Neualplschneid can require some carefulness, and also the final ascent is steep - but it is not hard. All in all - a nice hike, that's why this mountain stands here. In winter, of course, the ascent could be more demanding.
Getting ThereSchober SUBGROUP page!
We can reach Zettersfeld from Lienz (688m) by the road or cable-car.
Debanttal can be reached from Lienz by car till the altitude of 1600m, where the road is closed for public traffic.
For the long and high west approach, the trailhead starts in Ainet (747m) or in Unteralkus (1051m) above it.
2. The ascent from Lienzer hut, 1974m, in Debanttal is longer. The marked Lienzer Hohenweg goes towards SE to Trelebitschalm, 1976m (can be also reached by a marked path from the end parking place in Debanttal), from there towards sout to Nealplseen, 2436m and like in #1 to the summit. 3.5h.
3. From west many paths lead through woods and over alpine meadows up to the Alkuser See, 2432m, from there to Alkuser Scharte, 2633m and over the west slope to the summit. Some 2000+ meters of elevation would mean a good six hours hike.
4. Mathias Zehring reports that over Sattelkoepfe to the summit there's a new medium hard (?) ferratta.
If arriving from Zettersfeld, we can also cross the mountain. We ascend by route #1, descend towards west to Alkuser Scharte and return back on Zettersfeld by crossing south slopes of Schleinitz. The return from Alkuser Scharte back to Zettersfeld is not just an easy hike, but because of many stone blocks quite time-consuming (around 2h 30min).
If coming from Lienzer hut to Trelebitschalm (see #2), we can also continue towards west on Trelebitsch Toerl, 2710m, descend some 160m on the other side (towards south) and ascend Alkuser Scharte and the summit from the west. So we encircle 3/4 of the mountain - and can return by the route #2 back. There can be many combinations.
Red TapeNo limitations.
The Schober group is part of National Park Hohe Tauern.
When To ClimbIn summer and autumn, weather is most stable approximately from July to October.
Current weather conditions can be seen by a webcam here.
CampingThe tour can be done in one day, so no camping is needed.
In the neighbourhood of Schleinitz there are the following huts:
1. Lienzerhuette, 1977m. Opened from mid June till end September. 37+58 beds + 10 in winter room (key: Alpine Club). Tel. 04852/69966. From the end of the road in Debanttal 1h.
2. A. V. Jugendheimhuette on Zettersfeld, 1903m. Tel. 0043 1 563420.