Gösleswand, situated in the western part of Lasörling Group, is the „house summit” of Neue Reichenberger Hütte. It forms a sharp ridge in SW-NE direction. Its highest point is near the northeastern end, but the big cross visible from the hut is on the opponent end.
Although it is not the highest peak in the area, the panorama from the summit is wonderful. Even the peaks of Sextener Dolomiten / Dolomiti di Sesto are visible if the conditions are good.
The mountain is a known mineral quarry.
The only marked route to the summit is starting from Rote Lenke pass (2794m). It is a narrow path, secured with metallic cables at some places. The pass is along the path no. 312, which connects Lasnitzenhütte and Neue Reichenberger Hütte. The time required to reach the summit from the latter hut is about one hour.
Getting to Neue Reichenberger Hütte
The hut is reachable from the end of Virgental (parking place at Ströden) on the path no. 313 in Grossbachtal (4-5 hours). An alternative can be the path in Kleinbachtal.
Also on the path no. 313, from St. Jakob in Defereggen, in 4 hours.
The path no. 312 connects the two huts. It's a long way in both directions as the path climbs two passes. 3-4 hours
On the ridge
There is a narrow, unmarked path along the summit ridge of Gösleswand. You can walk from the main peak to the foresummit with the big cross in 15 minutes or so, but be careful, as the walls are almost vertical around.
The peak is within the territory of Hohe Tauern National Park.
The mountain is a known mineral quarry, but as far as I know, it is prohibited to collect minerals by using any equipment like hammers, spades, axes etc.
Where to Stay
The only hut in the area is Neue Reichenberger Hütte. Camping is not allowed.
External LinksA short description in German at www.hinterbichl.at