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Alpine Tour recommended route

Atterkarjöchl 2976m - Längenfeld

Alpine Tour · Laengenfeld
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  • Atterkarjöchl
    / Atterkarjöchl
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  • / Ambergerhütte
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  • / Sölden
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AMBERGER HÜTTE-> Jägerstein -> Rosskar -> Atterkarjöchl -> Speikgruben -> Kaiserbergalm -> SÖLDEN 
Distance 13.4 km
8:00 h
864 m
1,654 m
From the Amberger Hütte, it goes on meadow paths towards the valley end of the Sulztales. After approx. 1.2 km the signage at the Lausbühel points the way # 137 right up to the Atterkarjöchl. On narrow stony path, it goes in wide arches through the Rosskar upwards, before a further emerges with a small glacier lake, which is bounded on the left by a ridge of rocks and boulders. Here are old maps often the wrong way on this back, but should not be committed because of strong rockfall hazard. Instead, the new drawn path now goes below the glacier lake through a slight dip and then right past the far end through the blocked terrain to the ice border just below the Jöchls, from where a partially insured with steel pins and steel cable riser leads directly to the Atterkarjöchl.Nun follows the Descent to Ötztal, which is initially very steep and exposed and because of the loose surface requires a very good surefootedness. After a few minutes, this steep section is overcome and it continues on an increasingly better path in a beautiful high valley over a moor area along a small mountain stream. From a height of about 2300m it becomes steeper again and the long descent into the Ötztal begins. On the way you will always come back to partly dilapidated huts, which may provide weather protection, but none of the pastures is managed. Once in the valley, the trail always leads on the east side of the Ötztaler Ache in the direction of Sölden.
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Update: December 24, 2020
Highest point
2,966 m
Lowest point
1,330 m
Best time of year

Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountain

experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good

weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report:

Tips and hints

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 


Amberger Hütte (2,142 m)



Turn-by-turn directions

From the hut, it goes first a piece through the lovely Hintere Sulztal. Then the climb follows a rocky path through a very barren scree landscape to Atterkarjöchl. The views back to the Stubai Alps and the bizarre landscape are impressive. Below the Atterkarjöchl, it is still necessary to avoid a further by climbing over huge boulders, last on steel pins along a rock wall above the ice surface. Once at the top, the great view of the Ötztal and the Ötztal Alps makes up for it. Now it goes downhill, first on very demanding and exposed path, later on moorland and on steep paths down to the Ötztal. In Sölden you have a civilization again with all the amenities such as cafes and shopping.


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:


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



The following parking facilities are available in Gries:
  • Gries at the end of the village - chargeable


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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 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
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  • Friend/cam offset 0.1-0.2
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  • 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

  • Panorama Trail - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Breitlehn- und Kapuzinerjöchl (vom Ötztal ins Pitztal) - Längenfeld/Huben
  • Schweinfurter Hut - Winnebachseehut - Umhausen-Niederthai
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13.4 km
8:00 h
864 m
1,654 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Summit route Ridge traverse Ridge crossing


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