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Mountain Hike recommended route

Hochvernagtspitze

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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  • / Bergsteigerdorf Vent - Sommer
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  • / Vent Sommer
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VERNAGTHÜTTE -> HOCHVERNAGTSPITZE
difficult
Distance 4.4 km
3:00 h
735 m
0 m
Behind Vernagthütte a permanently rising trail leads up along the moraines in north-western direction. At the height of Hintergraslspitze you continue to Vernagtferner glacier which takes you right to the summit on a moderately climbing route.

 

Author’s recommendation

Reservation of the hut sleeping places necessary!
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Author
Ötztal Tourismus 
Update: March 29, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
3,535 m
Lowest point
2,757 m
Best time of year
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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: www.oetztal.com

Start

Vernagthütte (2,757 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.853601, 10.823804
DMS
46°51'13.0"N 10°49'25.7"E
UTM
32T 639032 5190510
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Destination

Hochvernagtspitze

Turn-by-turn directions

Behind Vernagthütte a permanently rising trail leads up along the moraines in north-western direction. At the height of Hintergraslspitze you continue to Vernagtferner glacier which takes you right to the summit on a moderately climbing route.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy 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

 

Getting there

Vent 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

 

Parking

The following parking options are available in the mountaineering village Vent

- In summertime in front of the village (parking machine, only coins or EC card) and at the chairlift (at the ticket office of the mountain railways)

- In wintertime only at the chairlift

Cost: € 5,00 per day/car

Coordinates

DD
46.853601, 10.823804
DMS
46°51'13.0"N 10°49'25.7"E
UTM
32T 639032 5190510
w3w 
///accumulated.fixating.saying
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000

Kompass #43 | Ötztaler Alpen, Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Freytag&Bernd WK 251  | Ötztal, Pitztal, Kaunertal, Wildspitze  | 1:25:000

Kompass | Bike- & Wanderkarte Ötztal | 1:35.000

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

 

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid 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 Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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

  • Hochvernagtspitze
  • Schwarzwandspitze
  • Hochvernagtwand
  • Vernagthütte - Fluchtkogel
  • Seufertweg Vernagthütte - Hochjoch Hospiz
  • Fluchtkogel
  • Vernagt Hütte - Hochjoch Hospiz - Schöne Aussicht
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
735 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available

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