View on the mountain View from the mountain FloraKleine
Kaserer is nice, seldom visited and panoramic,
asymmetric-bowl like shaped mountain
in the Olperer's lateral
There are, actually, three Kaserers; Falsche (wrong
one) Grosse (big one) and Kleine (small one).
is lowest and the northernmost of them and the only one accessible
hiking and easy scrambling, either from the Kasererscharte
over the NW flank and north ridge
(easiest, 2 hours, I UIAA)
or over the south ridge (longer, I-II UIAA).
There are no
marked trails to the summit, but main forks from the signed
paths are marked with stone cairns (steinmandl).
Kaserer doesn't rank high inside its parent range - by elevation it is
56th out of the 72 3000 meter and above high summits
the Zillertal alps. Still, it is popular among small yet devoted number
of followers because of it's view - it is considered a
with the view toward the Stubai Alps. Views down the opposite
side are less great, being visually polluted with
facilities on the nearby Tuxer Ferner glacier - an area heavily
developed for wintersport purposes.
or two about the easiest way to the summit:
either Schmirn or Tux valley by foot up the marked nontechnical paths
till the Kaserer scharte pass. Surroundings are blessed
blue Gentians and red Alpine-Roses - on Kaserer ridge proper there are
no flowers. Slopes descending due north are home to
but vivid marmots colony. At scharte, paths are branching, follow the
waymark for Geraer hute for 50 metres or so.
note the stone cairn on your left.
From here, barely visible
unmarked path takes you up the slope to the first summit,
here elevation loss to approximately halfway of the ridge where you'll
find nice flat ledge - good place to have a break, if you need one.
circumvents few small pillars and steepens up the randomly
exposed ridge - no problem for surefooted,
one of two
places require climbing skills inside I UIAA.
You want notice
the main summit until large white metal cross appears infront
of your nose.
Return same way and if you have some more time,
bag the Weisswand, another nice panoramic point, with white metal cross
same tipe and size as the one on Kleine Kaserer.
Panorama view from Kl. Kaserer
Getting ThereBy car:
Inntal autobahn motorway A12 - exit Zillertal.
From here, national highway B 169 till Mayrhofen and further down tuxer
Landesstrasse till Tux
and further to Hintertux.
Hintertux by foot to Tuxer Joch pass and further to Kaserer scharte.
There is also year round gondola service from Tux to Sommerberg alm,
there another 30 minutes or so to Tuxer joch.
motorway A13 till exit Matrei, further via Steinach till Stafflach.
Here fork left for St. Jodok and via Schmirn to Weiler Toldern.
here follow posted road for Wildlahnertal.
By train or coach:
Express railway station Jenbach/Tirol. Zillertal
railway to Mayrhofen.
Mayrhofen is main node for postbus services to
any of the tributary valleys
sutable for ascent. Train
connection fetched from Austrian railways server.
Nearest airport is InnsbruckFlughafen,
some 90km away
helpful overview map and diagram
Camping & Huts
Spannagel hut Tuxer Joch HausNearest camping ground is located in Mayrhofen at the
Comfortable, open year-round, 200 places
phone: +43 5285 6258051
+43 5285 6258060
huts are Spannagel
haus, some 2 km due northeast accross the Tuxer ferner
glacier, followed by Geraer
which is just under 3 km due
southwest and finally, the Tuxer
Joch Haus located 3km due north from Kleiner Kaserer.
terms of convinience, however, the order is reverse.
Tuxer Joch hut is easiest to approach and from here the
and shortest ascent of Kleiner Kaserer over north ridge goes.
Geraer hut is more convinient as starting point for
(3380m/11085f, backyard mountain of Geraer hutte) or Schrammacher
We may use Geraer hut for
attemping Kleine Kaserer over Hollscharte or western Hollwand ridge -
longer and by technical grade more difficult then Tuxer Joch
- north ridge route.
Approach from Spannagel haus requires
rumbling down the Tuxer ferner moraine rocks till the foot of the Lärmstange
East face, you´ll find a large cross there, followed by circumventing
Lärmstange in half loop due west and catching up with path contouring
Weisse Wand southeast slope. From here, uphill due northwest till
Kaserer scharte over the normal north ridge route. You can get to
aforementioned cross down the carriage road from Spannagel hut - less
scenic and more time consuming. Spannagel hut-Kaserer scharte, good 2
and half hours.
As said earlier, Kleine Kaserer is
venture, thus no need to stay in the huts or camping grounds.
Joch Haus 2316m/7597f 6292 Finkenberg, phone:
often crowded as it is
located on main mountainbikers route
haus visited mostly because of nearby cave, which is said
to be largest marmor cave in the Eastern Alps
5287 / 87251
Fax: +43 5287 / 86162
hutte only really classic moutain hut out of three, but
also the most remote
phone: (0043) 0676 96
Weather Maps & Security
Books and guides to choose fromWeather:
Tirol (in German)
Weather Tirol in
service Tirol (German)
condition and 3 webcams on different altitude to choose from
2-3km range east of Kleine Kaserer (English language)
Maps & books:
Kompass 037 Mayrhofen-Tuxer
freytag & berndt WK151
Zillertal -Tuxer Alpen - Jenbach -Schwaz
both booklets can be obtained for free at Tourist
offices in the area.
Online map - Tirol has
excellent online map server.
For detailed view of Kleine
Kaserer just click here
book not dealing with Kaserer, but very good if you plan longer time
hikes in the area
is Trekking in the Zillertal Alps pocket
guide by Cicerone. See review over at Summitpostgear
Mountain rescue service, dial 140