Zellinkopf and Leitenkopf from EbeneckUPDATE MADE:
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OverviewGeographical Classification: Eastern Alps - Hohe Tauern - Goldberg GROUP - Laitenkopf
Laitenkopf is a mountain that lies in the southern ridge of the Goldberg GROUP. The ridge lies between the valleys of Winklern-Rangersdorf and Winklern-Mörtschach.The mountain has an height of 2449m and offers an exciting view to several mountain groups: Schobergroup, Glocknergroup, Goldberggroup, Kreuzeckgroup, Lienzer Dolomites... When you climb it a path will take you through the wood and at the end a steep climb will bring you to the top. There are 2 crosses on the top. The smallest has been set there only a couple of years ago, in 2001.
How to get there?From Obervellach:
follow direction Winklern, when you pass Rangersdorf there wille be a direction-arrow at the right side of the road with 'Marterle' on it. From there it's 12 km up on the mountain. There you can park your car.
follow direction Obervellach, after 4km you will see the direction-arrow with 'Marterle' on it.
Marterle is a church that lies at 1836m. They started building the church in 1902 and it was completely finished in 1903. The church is still visited as a pilgrimage-church. Up on the mountain there are also huts. So sleeping is possible there.
9833 Rangersdorf Nr. 6
Tel. 0043 4823 455
Climbing starts mostly from Marterle. There is a gate next to the parking of the Rangersdorfer Hütte. You pass that gate and then you have to follow the left path. From there direction-arrows will point the right direction to the top of the Laitenkopf. The first part of the ascent runs through the wood. And after one hour I think you will exit the wood. From there it will take another hour I think to the top. Maybe it can take less time. I forgot to look at my wacth. The last part of the ascent takes you over a steep slope where you have to "scramble" a little bit. It is really not dangerous, even beginners can make it. After reaching the top, enjoy the magnificent view!
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From Marterle the following round tour is very popular: Marterle - Ebeneck - Zellinkopf - Leitenkopf - Marterle. It can be done in any direction.
If you go in the clockwise direction, then you go as described above. From Marterle you first ascend through the woods on a plateau below Ebeneck, then you ascend much more steeply by the W ridge on its summit, 2283 m. Good 1 h till here. From Ebeneck you continue by the main ridge towards the NE. The first part is easy, by those slopes also a ski tour goes down towards Marterle. So you reach Zellinkopf, 2449 m. The continuation is more demanding - but still a medium difficult hike, with a few more exposed places. From Leitenkopf, 2597 m, you continue by the ridge a bit more towards the SE, and then turn right down towards Marterle.
Maps and books
- Kompass Wanderkarte nr: 49 Mallnitz - Obervellach (1:50000)
- Freytag&Berndt WK225 Wander-,Rad- und Freizeitkarte: Mölltal-Kreutzeckgruppe-Drautal (1:50000)
This area is ment for pictures taken from the top. The top offers a panorama towards different mountain groups:
- Lienzer Dolomites
- Glockner Group
- Goldberg Group
- Schober Group
- Kreuzeck Group
When you climb it when you have really good weather then it's a wonderful experience!!!