|Altitude difference:||1372m / 4501ft|
|Duration:||3.5 - 5 hours (to the summit)|
|Trail length:||about 8km|
|Trailhead:||Parking lot in Lisens|
Trailhead is the parkinglot in Lisens (1636m / 5367ft). Parking is not free there, but 2 Euros per day is not expensive.
Reaching Lisens is quiet easy by car via Praxmar and Gries im Sellrain. For more information visit the getting there section
of the main page.
After parking in Lisens you have to reach Westfalenhaus (2273m / 7457ft)
. There are two possibilities to do that:
One trail starting at the parking lot leads directly south towards the huge rock wall which dominates the view from Lisens. This broad trail is a supply road to a cable car (not for humans!) to Westfalenhaus (2273m / 7457ft). After about 15-20min the so called Fernerboden ("glacier floor") is reached and the trail turns right (west) and leads up to Längentalalm (1988m / 6522ft). From there the trail leads on the Westfalenhaus (2273m / 7457ft) The other possibility is to follow the road which starts at the parking lot, too. This road leads up the slopes to the right. This trail offers better views because it gains quicker more altitude, but the path along Längentalalm is beautiful, too.
After you' ve reached Westfalenhaus (2273m / 7457ft) trail #143 leads up to Münsterhöhe and from there up to point 2508m / 8228ft. From there the trail gets quite steep. After 2h from Westfalenhaus (2273m / 7457ft) you' ll reach Zischgenscharte (2936m / 9721ft). From this pass the trail turns right (east) and the west ridge leads on to the summit. There is one section with a rope, which is fine if the rocks are covered by snow, but in summer this section offers no problems if you' re an experienced hiker.
Hiking gear is sufficient.
If you plan to do this trip in late autumn or winter be sure to be prepare for difficult conditions along hte ridge or the steep ascent to Zischengenscharte!
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