Ötztal Trek Stage 5
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Amberger HüttePhoto: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
- Course: Climbing, Path
- Requirements: Step safety, dizziness, condition, high alpine experience;
- Mountain path black, intersection alpine route
- Difficulties: Passage at the river valley and the Wütenkarferner (in each case columns); Mountain guide recommended
- equipment: normal hiking equipment, (depending on the circumstances) pimples, crampons; In any case rope; Climbing on the glacier
- Huts: Amberger Hut, Hochstubai Hut
- Crossing, exit: from Gries im Sulztal (Gemeinde Längenfeld) to Amberger Hütte (about 2 h ascent, approx. 1,5 h descent);
from Sölden over the Kleblealm and the Laubkarsee to the Hochstubai hut (approx. 5 h ascent, approx. 4 h descent);
from Sölden over the Fiegl's hut in the Windach Valley and the Seekarsee to the Hochstubai hut (approx. 5.5 h ascent, approx. 4.5 h descent);
alternatively a bus to Kleblealm and to the Fiegl's hut (about 3.5 h ascent to the Hochstubai hut, approx. 2,5 h descent)
Track typesShow elevation profile
Rest stopsAmberger Hütte
Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition, hochalpine Erfahrung; abschnittsweise alpine Route
Passage am Sulztalferner und am Wütenkarferner (jeweils Spalten); Bergführer empfohlen
Tips and hints
Did you know that…
... on Sulztalferner glacier you can still find the rare green alga species“mesotaenium berggreni”?
More details about hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
GLACIER TOUR TO HOCHSTUBAIHÜTTE
First you hike along the flat valley floor of the Sulze brooklet to the south up the slope to the right, where the path forks-off and you turn right. Keep to the right at the trail fork. The route continues climbing gently along the lateral (western) moraine until you reach Sulztalferner glacier. Time to rope up!
Continue along the right edge of the glacier to the foot of Wilde Leck area and further uphill to Wütenkarsattel (watch out for crevasses!).
Once you have crossed the saddle you descend through crumbly, sliding rock rubble to Wütenkarferner glacier and a small lake. Keep slightly to the rightwhen crossing the glacier which you leave at its western edge - where you meet the access trail from Sölden to Hochstubaihütte. The last 100 altitude meters are an easy ridge walk to the Alpine refuge hut.
Public transportEnjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at
By roadLängenfeld is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Gries:
Gries at the end of the village - € 3,00 per day/car
EquipmentIt is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.
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