Northern Stubai

Glaciers and accessible summits in the Austrian Tyrol

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The Stubai range is found in the Central Eastern European Alps, on the western end of Austria between Italy, Germany and Switzerland, and is one of the most attractive ski touring destinations in the Alps. The southern part of the range is in Northern Italy, but most of the Stubai is in Austria. It is the steepest of the three massifs of the Austrian Tyrol (Silvretta, Oetztal, Stubai). The area offers some beautiful routes on the glaciers and many summits are accessible on skis at various levels of difficulty. The North part is less known, and we are offering a circuit route with many summit ascents possible.

¤ Accessible peaks
¤ Comfortable refuges
¤ Great Austrian skiing

Dates:
Grade: A2:D2:F2
Price: 1445€pp
Extras: any lift passes, equipment hire, extra taxis if required.
Meet: Zurich.
Contact: Sian

Itinerary

stubai_schweinfurterDay One: Meet at Zurich for transport to Niederthai (Oetztal), about half way between Innsbruck and St Anton. Meet with your guide in the evening at the hotel over a drink for an update on the weather, the route for the week and to fix any last minute equipment issues.

Day Two: We head directly out from Niederthai (1550m) and head up to the Schweinfurter Refuge (2034m) along the Horlachtal. Then, with lighter bags, we head out from the refuge for the afternoon to climb our stubai_westfalenhausfirst summit, the Peistakogel (2740m). Return descent to the refuge for the night.

Day Two: We climb to Breiter Grieskogel (3287m, the highest summit in the area) via Zwieselbachjoch (2868m). Descent to Winnerbachsee Refuge (2362m) for the night.

Day Four: Ascent of Winnerbacher Weisskogel (3182m) via Winnerbachjoch (2782m). Before reaching this pass we have the possibility of climbing to Westlicher Seeblaskogel (3048m). Descent to Westfalenhaus Refuge (2276m) where we will spend two nights.

stubai_pforzheimerDay Five: Ascent of Hoher Seeblaskogel (3235m) with day packs. After the 800m descent there is the opportunity to climb to Langertaler Weisser Kogel (3217m). Re-descent to the Westfalenhaus Refuge.

Day Six: Ascent of Zischgen Scharte (2950m) then descent to the north to 2400m. A second ascent towards Gleirsher Fernerkogel (3189m) before a descent along the vast valley leading towards the Pforzheimer Refuge (3210m).

stubai_skiDay Seven: Ascent of Rosskogel (3081m) then a descent of 500m before climbing to the Kraspesspitze (2954m). We then have a beautiful descent to Schweinfurter Refuge before we head back to Niederthai and our hotel.

Day Eight:  Transfer from Niederthai to the Zurich train station or airport.

Reserve your place

To book you can use the on-line booking system below - select the Saturday  start date and Saturday end date and then proceed. The system will ask for a deposit which you pay using PayPal. Or, if you prefer, you can email us directly (sian@pyrenees-mountains.com) or ring directly on +33 5 62 92 81 52.

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