Normal Route

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Route
Location:
Lienz Dolomites, Austria, Europe
Route Type:
Hike
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
Walk-Up

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Created On: Oct 6, 2004
Last Edited On: Oct 6, 2004

Approach


The trailhead is at the hamlet of Assing on the northern slopes of the Lesachtal Valley. Follow the signs (mark 9) "Almwanderweg".

Route Description


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  • General data
      - Start altitude: 1427mm
      - Summit altitude: 2286m
      - Prevailing exposition: S
      - Type: 1h over paths, 1h over forest roads, 1h over sparsely marked meadows
      - Protection: marked but without security
  • Effort: 800m of altitude gain, 7km distance to the summit.
  • Power: 1 - no difficulties
  • Psyche: 1 - easy
  • Orientation: 1 - easy

    From the trailhead at Assing follow the sign "Almwanderweg", marked "9" to the east. The trail runs through a dense forest without any views until you reach Oberrasteralm. From there turn north onto a forest road which will take you to Motalm. Here turn to the east for some 300m (direction Grifitzb├╝hel), but turn north again onto the final ascent route. It runs along a dent in the Lumkofel South face and climbs towards a weakly pronounced saddle to the east of the summit block. The climb runs along grassy trails and is rather steep.

    From the saddle head east trail-lessly until you reach the Lumkofel real summit. The summit Cross is located to the south.


    Essential Gear


    Usual hiking gear is sufficient. I would recommend hiking sticks.

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