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Wilder Freiger/ Cima Libera

 
Wilder Freiger/ Cima Libera

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Stubai Alps/Tyrol, Austria/Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.97050°N / 11.19030°E

Object Title: Wilder Freiger/ Cima Libera

Elevation: 11213 ft / 3418 m

 

Page By: Huberschwiller

Created/Edited: Dec 19, 2001 / Oct 13, 2005

Object ID: 150751

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Overview


The Wilder Freiger is the seventh highest summit of the Stubai Alps after Zuckerhütl (3507 m), Pfaffenschneid, Schrankogel (3497 m), Ruderhofspitze (3474 m), Sonklarspitze (3467 m), and Wilder Pfaff (3456 m). Located on the border between Austria and Italy in the "Middle Hauptkamm" between Pfaffennieder and Freigerscharte, this ice-covered summit is one of the most visited stubai summits : from all the sides, the principal routes are glacier-walks and many huts make the approach easy.
The Wilder Freiger has a rather round shape. Sulzenauferner and Freigerferner cover the north face. In the south, on italian side, the Übertalferner is the biggest glacier of the Stubai Alps.
Secondary summits :
- Becher (Bicchiere) on the S ridge (with the Becher Hut, Rif Gino Biasi al Bicchiere)
- Signal summit (3392 m) on the SE.


Getting There


Approach to Wilder Freiger is possible :

1) from Austria via Innsbruck, Stubaital and Sulzenau Hut , Nürnberger Hut or Stubaier Gletscherbahn Middlestation.

Nearest airport and station : Innsbruck

The complete schedule for the Bus from Innsbruck into the Stubai valley (up to the glacier skiing resort) can be found here:
http://www.vvt.at/pdf/b12-b13.pdf (Author: Luidger
Date: Aug 05, 2002 07:13 AM)

To Nürnberger Hut, first stop after Ranalt

To Sulzenau Hut : bus stop Grawaalm

To Stubaier Gletscherbahn : at the end of the road and of the bus line.

2) from Italy via Bolzano. Nearest airports Milano and Verona. From here two possibilities :

a) over Vipiteno (Sterzing) and Val Ridanna (Ridnaun Tal)
To Vipiteno with the train (station on the line Innsbruck - Bolzano) or with the Brenner highway (15 km before the pass on the italian side). To Val Ridanna over Stanghe. The endpoint of the road in Masseria (Maiern) can be reached by car or by bus.

b) over Val Passiria (Passeier Tal) via Merano (Meran)
From Merano, follow the Val Passiria to San Leonardo and then the road to the Passo del Rombo (Timmelsjoch, Austrian border). Belprato is 10 km before the pass.

Red Tape


- Highway tax in Autria (vignette)
- Highway toll in Italy
- The Europe Bridge on the Brenner highway is a toll bridge.

When To Climb


The mountain is usually climbed between June to September or with skis.

Routes Overview


1) From Sulzenau Hut, 1200 m height difference
a) Seescharte - 4,5 hours : easiest route (blue marks)
b) Lübeckerweg - 4,5 hours
c) Müllerhütte - 4,5 hours
d) Leo`s Route - 4 hours
Descent to the hut 3,5 hours

2) From Nürnberger Hut over Seescharte

3) From Becher Hut
- over Signal summit
- south face

4) From Müller Hut

Photo Gallery


Panorama from Becher Hut

Link to photo gallery


Huts


- SULZENAU HUT 2196 m
Home page
Open from begin june to begin october
40 beds
100 lager
Adress : Norbert Schöpf 6167 Neustift im Stubaital
Tel/Fax Hütte ++43 5226 24 32
Tel. Tal ++43 5226 24 55 Fax DW 3
info@sulzenau.com

To get there :
Parking at the beginning of way approx. 200 m after the Grawaalm at the Stubaier glacier route in Neustift/Ranalt. 600 height difference ­, 2 hours going.
Cross the mountain stream and climb in turns to the forest border to the Sulzegg. There the path leads into the back of the valley of the Sulzenau. Pass the nearly even valley soil to the Sulzenaualm. After the Alm the slopes traverse on the right side in turns up to the hut.

- NÜRNBERGER HUT 2297 m
Home page
Open from begin june to begin october
48 beds
82 lager
Adress : Fam. Siller Martina and Leonhard
Schulweg 28 A - 6167 Neustift im Stubaital / Tirol
Privat Tel. & Fax 05226 / 30496
Hut Tel. & Fax 05226 / 2492
e-mail: nuernbergerhuette@aon.at

To get there :
Park at Ranalt . Over Bsuchalm the hut can be reached in 2,5 hours. Take the forest path to Bsuchalm; the beautiful section over the forest leads easy to the hut.

Pini's experience of Nürnberger Hut
Author: pini
Date: Aug 05, 2002 03:50 AM
The hut is rather expensive and bad organised!
We were at the hut last week and were very disappointed, coming from the Blaueis hut near Berchtesgarden and a real beauty!
We had to wait almost an hour to get our meals!
The mountaineer meal (spaghetti) is 6,50 Euro - at the Blaueis hut we paid 5 Euro (also Spaghetti, but coming with salad)!
Breakfast was 3,50 Euro for a small bowl of Muesli and milk - or 5,50 Euro for 2 slices of bread, some jam and a mug of coffee! At Blaueis hut we paid 5 Euro and had bread, jam, cheese, saussage and coffee as much as we wanted!
The fee for staying overnight is 7 Euro (mattress) or 9 Euro (bed). But to get a place to sleep you have to wait and try because nobody seems to be in charge!
As I mentioned before, the whole hut was a big disappointment, crowded, expensive and not good organised!

- BECHER HUT (Rifugio Gino Biasi al BICCHIERE) 3195 m
Home page
The highest hut in the Stubai Alps.
Open from begin july to end september
40 beds
65 lager
Adress : Erich Pichler Schmiedgasse 1 I-39010 St.Martin i.P.
Südtirol
Tel. 0039-0472-656377 (Hut)
Tel. 0039-0473-641490 (Valley)
Fax 0039-0473-641197
CAI Verona via S. Toscana 11, I-37126 Verona

To get there :
- Ascent 8 hours from Ridanna (Ridnaun). From the end of the road of val Ridanna (Ridauntal), take the path n° 9 to the huts Vedretta Piana (Grohmann Hut) and Vedretta Pendente (Teplitzer Hut). Always over path n° 9, walk along the lake Vedretta di Malavalle, to the tong of the glacier Übeltalferner. The rocky ridge of Bicchiere is fitted with fixed ropes and leads to the hut

- from Timmelsjochroad 7 hours. At Gasthof Hochfirst (Timmelsbrücke) over Belprato (Schönau) follow path Nr. 30 to Timmels Alm/Großer Schwarzsee, and to Schwarzwandscharte (3.059m), over the Übeltalferner to Becherhaus (3.195m).

- From Müller Hut 1 hour

- MÜLLER HUT or Pfaffennieder Hut (Rifugio CIMA LIBERA) 3148 m
20 beds
70 lager

To get there :
- from Stubaital with using the Gletscherbahn to Middlestation/Dresdner Hütte (2.300m) 4,5 hours
Over Peiljoch (2.676m) and glacier Fernerstube to Pfaffennieder (climbing path) to Müllerhütte (3.143m), and over Übeltalferner to Becherhaus (3.195m).

- from Ridanna (Ridnaun), 8 - 9 hours. From the end of the road of val Ridanna (Ridauntal), take the path n° 9 to the huts Vedretta Piana and Vedretta Pendente (Teplitzer Hut). Always over path n° 9, walk along the lake Vedretta di Malavalle, to the tong of the glacier Übeltalferner. Before reaching the Becher Hut, after the Becher Rock (fixed ropes) turn to the left over permanent snow in approx. 3000 m height and cross the Übeltalferner in W direction (crevasses) to the hut.

- from Timmelsjochroad 7 hours. At Gasthof Hochfirst (Timmelsbrücke) over Belprato (Schönau) follow path Nr. 30 to Timmels Alm/Großer Schwarzsee, and to Schwarzwandscharte (3.059m), over the Übeltalferner to Müller Hut.


Other Targets near the Wilder Freiger


1) Hikes :
- Niederl (2.627m)
- Peiljoch (2.676m)
- Mairspitze (2.781m)
- Old Wegmacherhut Hundsheim (2.850m)
- Great Trögler (2.902m)
- Feuersteine
E summit 3.267 m
W summit 3.246 m
- Aperer Feuerstein 2.968 m
- Maierspitze 2.775 m
- Rotgratspitz 3.099 m
2) Ice tours
- Gamsspitzl (3.050m) : easy, for beginners
- Sonklarspitze (3.467 m)
- Botzer (3.250 m)
- Wilder Pfaff (3.458 m)
- Zuckerhütl (3.507 m)


Maps and Books


Book : Stubaier Alpen fromDieter Seibert Ed Rosenheimer, 1994

Author: JoPo
Date: Dec 21, 2001 02:14 AM
The recommended guide is the "Alpenvereinsführer" "Stubaier Alpen - alpin" by Walter Klier (Bergverlag Rother)
A detailed map is available from the Alpenverein (Hochstubai - 31/1 1: 25000)
A good map showing the Stubai alps in complete as well as parts of the Zillertaler alps is sold by freytag & berndt (Innsbruck Stubai - Sellrain Brenner 1:50000, WK241).


Climbing History


Year First Climbed : 1865 by Leis.

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