East Ridge

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Lienz Dolomites, Austria, Europe
Route Type:
Hike, later Scramble
Time Required:
Half a day

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Created On: Oct 6, 2004
Last Edited On: Jul 9, 2006


The trailhead is at the hamlet of Assing on the northern slopes of the Lesachtal Valley. Follow the signs (mark 9) "Almwanderweg".

Route Description

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  • General data
      - Start altitude: 1427mm
      - Summit altitude: 2286m
      - Prevailing exposition: N
      - Type: 1h over paths, 1h over forest roads, 2h over unmarked meadows
      - Protection: mostly marked but without security
  • Effort: 1000m of altitude gain, 10km distance to the summit.
  • Power: 1 - no difficulties
  • Psyche: 1 - easy
  • Orientation: 1 - easy (you need experience in steep grassy terrain)

    From the trailhead at Assing follow the sign "Almwanderweg", marked "9" to the east. The trail runs through a dense forest without any views until you reach Oberrasteralm. From there turn north onto a forest road which will take you to Motalm. Here turn to the east, direction Grifitzb├╝hel. You will reach a couple of cabins (haystacks) at the east end of the Lumkofel East Ridge. Here use your best judgement to get onto the ridge over the steep 60┬░ ascent over grassy slopes. Always head for the easternmost point of the ridge.

    Once on to, orientation gets easy again. Follow the ridge (indented by several bowling alleys) towards a saddle in front of the Lumkofel summit block. From the saddle head east trail-lessly until you reach the Lumkofel real summit. The summit Cross is located to the south.

    Essential Gear

    Usual hiking gear is sufficient. I would recommend hiking sticks.

    East Ridge

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