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Alpine Tour recommended route

Finailspitze

Alpine Tour · Oetztal
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  • Finailspitze
    / Finailspitze
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  • / Similaunhütte
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  • / Similaunhütte
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  • / Eingang Similaunhütte
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  • / Speisesaal Similaunhütte
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  • / Schafübertrieb auf der Similaunhütte
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  • / Wanderung zur Martin-Busch-Hütte
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  • / Zimmerlager Martin Busch Hütte
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Schafübertrieb Martin Busch Hütte
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Speisesaal Martin Busch Hütte
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  • / Hochjoch-Hospiz
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  • / Aufstieg zum Hochjoch Hospiz
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HOCHJOCH HOSPIZ -> oder  Martin Busch Hütte -> oder Similaunhütte -> FINAILSPITZE
difficult
Distance 7.2 km
3:30 h
1,214 m
128 m
From the Hochjoch Hospiz hiking time: approx. 5 hours
From the Similaunhütte hiking time: approx. 2- 2 ½ hours
From the Martin-Busch Hütte hiking time: approx. 3 ½ hours

Author’s recommendation

Reservation of the hut sleeping places necessary!
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Update: March 30, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
3,516 m
Lowest point
2,286 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

For high alpine experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted. Excellent physical condition, extensive mountain experience, alpine climbing gear, safety- and orientation guide, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report: www.oetztal.com

Tips and hints

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

Start

Hochjoch Hospiz, Martin Busch Hütte, Similaunhütte (2,412 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Finailspitze

Turn-by-turn directions

Hochjoch Hospiz:

From the hut a steep footpath leads down to the bridge over Hintereisbach brooklet. The bending trail takes you up to Arzbödele where you cross the mountain brook coming down from Hochjochferner glacier. the bridge leads towards a footpath up to about 3000 m in the direction of Saykogel peak (close to the rain gauge). Heading southwards you traverse the glacier area of Hochjochferner with many crevasses, then further on to Hauslabjoch (3279 m). A snow and ice-covered route travels towards the very exposed, rocky ridge where advanced climbing skills are required. Along the lower peak you reach the main summit.

Hiking time: approx. 5 hours

 

Similaunhütte:

A signposted footpath takes you across the rocky ridge, followed by a short descending section over a corn snow field (often icy in summer!). Large boulders (cairns) are spread all over the shortly descending route to Tisenjoch where Ötzi - The Iceman was found. Another 20 walking minutes to Hauslabjoch (3279 m). Across snow and ice fields towards the ridge, advanced climbing skills are needed in this quite exposed part of the ridge. Along the lower peak you reach the main summit.

Hiking time: approx. 2- 2 ½ hours

 

Martin-Busch Hütte:

From the hut a well-maintained trail leads in the direction of Similaunhütte. After about 1 ½ hours you reach the "Beim Bild" area (last signpost to Similaunhütte), here you turn right and continue towards the glacier on rubble and boulder fields that take you to Tisenjoch where Ötzi - The Iceman was found. Another 20 walking minutes to Hauslabjoch (3279 m). Across snow and ice fields towards the ridge, advanced climbing skills are needed in this quite exposed part of the ridge. Along the lower peak you reach the main summit.

Hiking time: approx. 3 ½ hours

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

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 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
DMS
UTM
w3w 
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

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Vernagthütte - Fluchtkogel
  • Seufertweg Vernagthütte - Hochjoch Hospiz
  • Kesselwandspitze
  • Seufertweg Breslauer Hütte - Vernagthütte
  • Hinterer Brochkogel
  • Breslauer Hut - Wildspitze
  • Similaunhütte - Martin Busch Hütte - Vent
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
7.2 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1,214 m
Descent
128 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Ridge traverse

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