|Season:||Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter|
|Elevation:||7270 ft / 2216 m|
To call Sandegg a summit is a bit overdone. Located between Schlierewand to the northeast and Seelakopf to the south, Sandegg is a mere sandy bump where the main ridge of the Rudiger subgroup within eastern Lechtaler Alpen bends to the south. That´s why it is called Sandegg, sandy corner.
Sandegg is an easy summer and autumn hike. In winter ski mountaineers come up Kelmer Kar to the sandy edge and ski down again over nice slopes into the cirque before summiting Kalter Stein or Engelspitzen on the south end of the huge cirque.
Sandegg is a beautiful place which offers good views into the surrounding mountains. As Rudiger subgroup is a rather unknown and lonely mountain range, Sandegg can be a quiet place for a quiet day out in the Lechtaler Alpen.
Best trailhead for Sandegg is Kelmen.
Alternatively use the parking area near Rotlech bridge of the road number L27 between Berwang and Namlos.
From Reutte or Arlberg direction
From Innsbruck or Munich
Pass through Berwang and Rinnen, take the right hand road at a road junction after Rinnen, descend into Rotlech valley and pass the river on the roads bridge.
Two switchbacks after the bridge there is a huge hikers parking area alongside the road; this is a good trailhead for Schlierewand and Sandegg forth and back.
Alternatively proceed on the road to Namlospass col, about 1 km before the village of Kelmen. There is a small parking area about 500 m after the col on the right or left side of the road. This is the trailhead for Kelmer Kar cirque and Sandegg, Schlierewand, Seelakopf, Engelspitzen, Schlierekopf and Kalter Stein.
Nearby railroad station is: Bichlbach
Bus number 151 goes to Rinnen. There is no public transportation to Kelmen or Namlos as far as I know.
Kelmer Kar cirque route:
Ascend the meadow to the south of the trailhead on a car track and a trail to the bridge over Kelmen creek. Ascend the valley up to Kelmer Kar cirque and the forest service hut. There is a trail junction. Take the left hand trail which leads up to Sandegg.
This is the ski route, too.
Trailhead Rotlech bridge.
Follow the forest road into Rotlech valley in southeastern direction. Take the first trail to the right zigzagging up to Schlierewand, using the northeast ridge of the mountain. Proceed easily to Sandegg on the southwestbound ridge.
From Sandegg you too can start a traverse of Seelakopf and continue to Engelspitzen, Schlierekopf and/or Kalter Stein before you descend into Kelmer Kar and return to Kelmen trailhead.
No red tape as far as I know
You find accommodation at:
There are no mountain huts around.
Sandegg can be summited nearly the whole year. It is an easy hiking summit in late spring, summer and autumn and requires normal hiking gear.
In winter it is a moderate ski tour and needs full ski tour and avalanche gear.
See the Tirol avalanche bulletin here.
Alpenvereinskarte, scale 1 : 25000
number 3 / 4, Lechtaler Alpen, Heiterwand und Muttekopfgebiet
with trails and ski routes, UTM grid