Milnazen Saddle

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Lienz Dolomites, Austria, Europe
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Milnazen Saddle
Created On: Oct 24, 2004
Last Edited On: Oct 26, 2004


See the main page for the descriptions to get to Lesachtal. The trailhead is located at the hamlet Assing, which you can reach by turning north from the centre of Liesing in Lesachtal.

Route Description

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  • General data
      - Start altitude: 1427m
      - Summit altitude: 2386m
      - Prevailing exposition: N, later W
      - Type: 1h 30 min over forest roads (Joch Saddle Approach), 2h 30min over paths (both approaches)
      - Protection: marked
  • Effort: 1150m of altitude gain, 9km distance to the summit.
  • Power: 1 - no difficulties
  • Psyche: 1 - easy
  • Orientation: 1 - easy (but for the traverse of Milnazenkofel)

    From the trailhead at Assing follow the sign to Lumkofel. The trail runs north, losing altitude until you reach the hamlet Ladstatt. From there an unmarked trail leaves to the north, shortcutting the forest road to Tscheltscher Alpe. Once back on the road you need to decide:
    • take the road, until you reach the Joch Saddle, from there turn west over Milnazenkofel until you reach Milnazen Saddle where both trails meet again
    • Follow the Milnazer Bach Valley towards Milnazensattel (tricky, while slippery).

    The remainder of the ascent follows the ridge, which you perfectly see in the picture above. It runs south-west first before turning northwest heading directly for the summit.

    Essential Gear

    Hiking gear is sufficient. For the ascent through Milnazer Bach Valley, hiking sticks are advisable.