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Salzburg / Tyrol (Venediger group), Austria, Europe
Route Type:
Basic Glacier Climb
Time Required:
Two days

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Created On: Dec 24, 2001
Last Edited On: Jun 8, 2005


You can hire a taxi to the Postalm (1699 m) (Tel. 06565-6520). Marked Mountain trail to the
Kuersinger Huette (2547 m, 150 places to sleep!, Tel. 06565-6450, guided 2 weeks before Easter until September), 2,5 h from Postalm

In the spring season the possiblity of a taxi transport depends on the snow conditions. Own driving is often possible until the parking at the Hopffeldboden (1080 m). Following the valley via Berndlalm and Postalm to the transport cable car. Now NOT along the summer route, but still following the valley up to the glacier Obersulzbachkees which is flat here.
( One passes a spot, which is called “Tuerkische Zeltstadt” which translated means Turkish tent town. This creative expression comes from the time 100 years ago where the Obersulzbachkees glacier was much bigger than today an there had been a big zone of seracs, white towers that reminded of white tents as used by turkish troops attacking Vienna in 1683. )
To the left (NE) staying on the glacier until 2550 m. Now to the left (W) and at the end with a short descent to the hut, 6-8 h from Hopffeldboden

Route Description

Red marked route to the beginning of the glacier Obersulzbachkees. First in eastern direction to the Zwischensulzbachtoerl (2917 m, very flat area), then to the south with a finally more steep ascent to the Venedigerscharte (3414 m). There you are on the Schlatenkees in Tyrol. In a wide curve in western direction up to the summit. Due to melting glaciers the final ridge is not as sharp as it used to be. 4-5 h
Also route with ski.

Essential Gear

Rope, ice axe and crampons necessairy in the summer season.

With ski, most mountaineers don't use a rope, but everyone has to decide this on his own. Ice axe and crampons at normal conditions not necessairy.

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