Winkler Tal Ascent

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Carnic Alps, Austria, Europe
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Half a day

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Winkler Tal Ascent
Created On: Dec 1, 2004
Last Edited On: Nov 12, 2009


See the main page for the "Getting There" info. From the parking lot near the sports field head out south through Winkler Tal Valley.

Route Description

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  • General data
      - Start altitude: 1353m
      - Summit altitude: 2678m
      - Prevailing exposition: N
      - Type: 1h 30min over forest roads, 2h along trails
      - Protection: marked (no. 466)
  • Effort: 1300m of altitude gain, 9km distance to the summit
  • Power: 2 - long hike with large altitude gain
  • Psyche: 1 - easy
  • Orientation: 1 - easy

    Head out from Kartitsch through Winkler Tal along a forest road. At the end of the valley a huge vertical step blocks the way and you have to climb it by following an old WW I supply trail through the western wall (nice exposed ledges). You get to a little chapel overviewing Winkeltal from which you head south along a shallow high valley (Obstanser Wiesenboden).
    Winkler TalWinkler Tal
    Prinz Heinrich KapelleBy the Chapel
    Morning in Obstanser BodenObstanser Boden
    In the end of Obstanser Boden you reach another (lower) step which takes you to Obstanser See and the Hut bearing the same name.

    From the hut follow the trail towards the Obstanser Sattel Pass (between Cima Frugnoni and Pfannspitze) where you turn north-east to climb Pfannspitze. Take your time during this short last climb and enjoy the views towards the southern Carnic Alps. Turn around only on the summit to get the proper "wow-feeling" when seeing the Sexten Dolomites.

    Essential Gear

    Hiking Gear is sufficient