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Ski Touring recommended route

Zwieselbacher Rosskogel 3.081 - Umhausen-Niederthai

Ski Touring · Ötztal
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SCHWEINFURTER HUT->ZWIESELBACHER ROSSKOGL 
difficult
Distance 3.2 km
4:00 h
1,035 m
0 m
3,081 m
2,034 m
The skitour to the Zwieselbacher Rosskogel starts from the Schweinfurter Hut. (The ascent to the Schweinfurter Hut from Niederthai takes 1.5 - 2 hours). Then straight ahead into the valley of Zwieselbachtal, pastZwieselbacher Sennhütte you ascend to the mouth of a mountainbrook. Before you get to the brook you turn left and continue quitesteeply towards Fidaskar cirque - gaining altitude permanently. Thelast 200 altitude meters are extremely demanding, therefore youare strongly recommended to take off your skis. Once on top, youcross a broad peak plateau and make a sharp right turn before youfollow the easy route to the south peak of Zwieselbacher Rosskogel.
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,081 m
Lowest point
2,034 m
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Cardinal direction
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Rest stops

Schweinfurter Hut
Zwieselbach Alm

Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://avalanche.report/bulletin/latest  

Avalanche Hazard Scale

1 (LOW) Triggering is generally possible but only from high additional load in isolated areas of extremely steep terrain. Only small-sized sluffs and natural avalanches are expected. Snow layers are generally stable.

2 (MODERATE) Avalanches may be triggered in case of truly heavy loads, especially on a few explicitly indicated, steep slopes. Large spontaneous avalanches are not expected. In general, the snowpack is well bonded except on some very steep slopes. Choose your route carefully, avoid the indicated slopes and exposed sections.

3 (CONSIDERABLE) Triggering is very probable even from low additional loads, particularly on the indicated steep slopes. On some steeper slopes, medium or even fairly large spontaneous avalanches may occur. On most steepslopes the snow layer is only moderately or weakly stable. Expertavalanche knowledge is required. You must avoid the indicated steepslopes and highly exposed sections.

4 (HIGH) Avalanches are likely to be triggered on many of the indicated steepslopes even if only light loads are applied. In some places, numerous medium-sized and also large-sized natural avalanches are expected.The snowpack is poorly bonded on most steep slopes. Choose your route according to these criteria, select only moderately steep terrain by avoiding the avalanche runout zones. Very expert avalanche knowledge is required.

5 (EXTREMELY HIGH) Numerous huge or very large-sized natural avalanches are expected also in moderately steep terrain. Safe skiing is not possible anymore, not even in the marked ski area. The snowpack is poorly bonded and largely unstable. Don‘t go ski mountaineering at all!

Tips and hints

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://avalanche.report/bulletin/latest

 

Avalanche Hazard Scale

1 (LOW) Triggering is generally possible but only from high additional load in isolated areas of extremely steep terrain. Only small-sized sluffs and natural avalanches are expected. Snow layers are generally stable.

2 (MODERATE) Avalanches may be triggered in case of truly heavy loads, especially on a few explicitly indicated, steep slopes. Large spontaneous avalanches are not expected. In general, the snowpack is well bonded except on some very steep slopes. Choose your route carefully, avoid the indicated slopes and exposed sections.

3 (CONSIDERABLE) Triggering is very probable even from low additional loads, particularly on the indicated steep slopes. On some steeper slopes, medium or even fairly large spontaneous avalanches may occur. On most steepslopes the snow layer is only moderately or weakly stable. Expertavalanche knowledge is required. You must avoid the indicated steepslopes and highly exposed sections.

4 (HIGH) Avalanches are likely to be triggered on many of the indicated steepslopes even if only light loads are applied. In some places, numerous medium-sized and also large-sized natural avalanches are expected.The snowpack is poorly bonded on most steep slopes. Choose your route according to these criteria, select only moderately steep terrain by avoiding the avalanche runout zones. Very expert avalanche knowledge is required.

5 (EXTREMELY HIGH) Numerous huge or very large-sized natural avalanches are expected also in moderately steep terrain. Safe skiing is not possible anymore, not even in the marked ski area. The snowpack is poorly bonded and largely unstable. Don‘t go ski mountaineering at all!

Start

Schweinfurter Hut (2,031 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.158257, 11.020231
DMS
47°09'29.7"N 11°01'12.8"E
UTM
32T 653132 5224730
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Destination

Zwieselbacher Rosskogel

Turn-by-turn directions

The skitour to the Zwieselbacher Rosskogel starts from the Schweinfurter Hut. (The ascent to the Schweinfurter Hut from Niederthai takes 1.5 - 2 hours). Then straight ahead into the valley of Zwieselbachtal, pastZwieselbacher Sennhütte you ascend to the mouth of a mountainbrook. Before you get to the brook you turn left and continue quitesteeply towards Fidaskar cirque - gaining altitude permanently. Thelast 200 altitude meters are extremely demanding, therefore youare strongly recommended to take off your skis. Once on top, youcross a broad peak plateau and make a sharp right turn before youfollow the easy route to the south peak of ZwieselbacherRosskogel.

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at  

Directions

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps.  

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • car park "Sennhof" | one day ticket for cars € 5,00, fee required from 7:00 am till 6:30 pm | the car park for people with handicap is free, please deposit your handicap ID apparent in your car | Buses park for free

Coordinates

DD
47.158257, 11.020231
DMS
47°09'29.7"N 11°01'12.8"E
UTM
32T 653132 5224730
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

The "standard ski touring equipment" consists of touring skis with touring bindings, telescopic poles, climbing skins, crampons, digital avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel, avalanche probe, first aid kit and mobile phone. Pack your rucksack carefully and don't forget extra clothes for the descent, sun protection/cream, cold protection, enough food and drink. If you stay overnight at a mountain hut take toiletry articles and a hut sleeping bag with you.

For a glacier crossing you need a "complete glacier equipment set", which contains: sit harness, two prusik loops of different lengths and ascenders, two HMS carabiners, ice pick, climbing irons, bivouac bag, airbag system and rope.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
3.2 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,035 m
Highest point
3,081 m
Lowest point
2,034 m
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