Hochalmspitze from Maltatal via Villacher Hütte

Page Type
Route
Location:
Carinthia, Austria, Europe
Route Type:
Skiing
Season:
Spring
Time Required:
One to two days

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Hochalmspitze from Maltatal via Villacher Hütte
Created On: May 8, 2007
Last Edited On: May 30, 2008

Overview + Essential Gear

Overview:
A very long skitour (starting at 1186m - summit 3360) in one day - or in two days with a night at Villacher Hütte

Ascent to Hochalmekees (near Villacher Hütte)near Villacher Hütte


Essential Gear:


Ice-axe and crampons, if the last meters to the summit are icy; avalanche gear and good tour skis, glacier equipment

HochalmkeesHochalmkees

Route Description

Hochalmspitze and HochalmkeesHochalmkees


Start very early at Schönaubrücke (Schönaubridge) near Gmünder Hütte. Follow the dirt road until its end (approx. 1911m). Continue via Villacher Hütte to glacier (two possible routes (a) via Keesboden or (b) follow the marked summer route). On the glacier (Hochalmkees) head northwest (direction Elendköpfe - Preimlscharte) and turn left at approx. 2900m and head for the summit (the best route is northwards of the rocks at 3116m )

ski descent - Hochalmkeesskiing down Hochalmkees

Getting There

by car: from Gmünd to Malta and follow the toll road to Schönaubrücke near Gmünder Hütte - the toll road is closed in winter (it opens in May) - but usually the road is open in winter (at one's own risk).

by public transport: - (in winter/spring) IMHO impossible

External Links

route description (in German only), images and a map (from www.bergsteigen.at)