from Gepatschaus and back
Climbed the Glockturm through the riffl valley with ski. more than 70cm new snow made this tour everything than easy.
Due to the fresh snow not very easy (not enough for skies). Still a nice hike/climb on a beautiful summit.
standard ski ascent
fantastic weather, no difficulties
great view to wildspitze and gepatschferner
have FUN & good LUCK,
Very good conditions, nice view and nobody else there, a perfect day
Nice mountain, not difficult, great views of the Oetztal Alps
A lot of people went up through the Riffltal. On the ascent through the Krumgampental I was on my own. I think the scenery is more beautiful there. For skiing down, the Riffltal is more rewarding. I then walked up the road from the Riffltal parking-lot to the Krumgampental parking-lot (1.1 km).
Spent the night in a tent at the entrance of Rifflvalley alongside the Kaunertal toll road. On Sunday morning we had quite good skiing conditions. Except for the steep summit pitch we climbed up with skis. At noon when reaching the summit a snow storm came in. Due to limited visibility the descent was everything else but fun.
it was a fine weekend trip, nicer than expected: on Saturday we reached the hut and hiked on Nauderer Hennesiglspitze in the afternoon. We had a fine, sunny evening in front of the hut: watched capricorns with a pair of field glasses and tested their taste, roasted on the plate...
Sunday we climed Glockturm on the normal route. The glacier was very icy, so we had to use crampons but no rope. There were some loose rocks near the Riffljoch but no big problem to reach the summit. Long descent - it was late in the night when I reached home.