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Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.99446°N / 13.33351°E

Object Title: Winterleitenkopf

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Summer

Elevation: 8261 ft / 2518 m


Page By: Sene

Created/Edited: Jun 20, 2006 / Aug 7, 2007

Object ID: 201837

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Easy to climb it, because there is a marked trail to the summit. From the top you can see almost all the souther part of the Ankogel group: Zsigmondykopf, Hochalmspitze, Sauleck and the Gößgraben valley.

You could see the same panorama from Winterleitenkopf:

Getting There

From Maltal valley: in summer you can go up by car on the Gößgraben valley till Gößkar barrage (from August to june you can go up by car just halfway up the valley, where the blactop first crossing the Gößbach brook).
From Gößkar barrage (1677m) about 2.5 hour to the top. First you can reach Gießener Hütte (2203m) on the nr.533 trail (about 1.5 hour). After the Hütte on the nr.536 track about 300m, and turn right on the marked path for the Winterleitenkopf.


Gießener Hütte (2203m) is near to the summit:
from 01.July to 30.September 24 bed + 42 places.
In winter: 12 bed winterraum.
Other possibility from the hütte:
Säuleck, 3086m, Time: 03:30
Hochalmspitze, 3360m, Time: 03:30
Schneewinkelspitze, 3015m, Time: 02:30

Camping in the Maltal valley:
If you prefer comfortable places You can choose Maltatal camping

External Links

Gießener Hütte


WoodchuckNear to the summitfrom HochalmspitzeTopWinterleitenkopfWinterleitenkopfMarked track