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Alpine Tour recommended route

Panorama Trail - Längenfeld/Gries

Alpine Tour · Laengenfeld · open
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  • Winnebachsee
    / Winnebachsee
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Winnebachseehütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Gries
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Schweinfurter Hütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal Tourismus
m 3000 2500 2000 1500 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Schweinfurter Hütte Zwieselbach Alm Winnebachseehütte Kleinhorlachalm
GRIES -> Winnebach -> Winnebachseehütte -> Zwieselbachjoch -> Schweinfurter Hütte -> Larstigalm -> NIEDERTHAI
open
moderate
Distance 20.9 km
8:00 h
1,308 m
1,330 m
Several years ago, this march was run once a year in one day. We recommend combining this tour with a wonderful view with a cabin overnight stay. From the parking lot at the end of Gries follow the road to the hamlet Winnebach to take the trail direction Winnebachseehütte. Soon the trail leads out of the forest past numerous avalanche strokes. The well-laid path winds up steeply at the end up to the Winnebachseehütte which is reached after about 2 hours walking time. After a breather or overnight stay you follow the path behind the hut by the lake through meadows direction Zwieselbachjoch. The ascent to the yoke runs over partly rocky terrain. The descent to Schweinfurterhütte (overnight) leads through the Zwieselbachtal. The way there is well marked - but leads at the beginning over a lot of boulders and boulders. The destination in Niederthai which can be reached on a wide forest path, is now about 2 hours walk away.

 

Author’s recommendation

If you're lucky you can catch a few groundhogs on the way through the Zwieselbachtal.
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Update: July 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,871 m
Lowest point
1,541 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Schweinfurter Hut
Kleinhorlachalm
Winnebachseehütte
Zwieselbach Alm

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience

& mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report:

Start

Gries, parking at the end of the village (1,564 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Niederthai

Turn-by-turn directions

The trailhead is in Gries. A lovely, ascending walking path leads to Winnebachseehütte (about 2 hours) and further on to the ridge of Zwieselbachjoch (about 1.5 hours) on rocky terrain. Scenic Zwieselbachtal valley takes you to Schweinfurter Hütte (about 2 hours). Then descend on a broad forest trail to Niederthai (about 2 hours).

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

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 our local

taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here:

http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Getting there

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 valley 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:

Gries at the end of the village - (chargeable)

 

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map. 

 

Basic Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • 35-45 liter rucksack  (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Hiking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • B2 or B3 mountaineering boots
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Ice axes (basic or technical with hammer and adze as required)
  • C2-C3 crampons with anti-balling plates (as required by route and to match boots)  
  • Single rope
  • Half ropes
  • Twin ropes
  • Friend/cam 0
  • Friend/cam 0.1
  • Friend/cam offset 0.1-0.2
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  • Friend/cam offset 0.3-0.4
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  • Friend/cam offset 0.4-0.5
  • Friend/cam 0.5
  • Friend/cam offset 0.5-0.75
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  • Set of nuts
  • Double set of nuts
  • Small nuts
  • Medium nuts
  • Large nuts
  • Nut tool
  • Tricam(s)
  • Ball nut(s)
  • (Active) Camming device(s) for wider cracks such as the Gipsy
  • Hexentric(s)
  • Progress capture pulley(s) such as the Petzl Traxion
  • Micro ascender(s) such as the Petzl TiBloc
  • Pitons and hammer
  • Set of ice screws
  • Short ice screws
  • Medium ice screws
  • Long ice screws
  • V-Thread tool
  • 2x Harness tool holder such as the Ice Clipper or Caritool
  • Quickdraws
  • Locking device

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Breitlehn- und Kapuzinerjöchl (vom Ötztal ins Pitztal) - Längenfeld/Huben
  • Atterkarjöchl 2976m - Längenfeld
  • Schweinfurter Hut - Winnebachseehut - Umhausen-Niederthai
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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.9 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,308 m
Descent
1,330 m
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