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Mountain Hike recommended route

Gamskogel 2813m - Längenfeld/Gries

Mountain Hike · Laengenfeld · Open
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GRIES -> Nisslalm -> Gasse -> GAMSKOGEL
Open
difficult
Distance 4.5 km
4:30 h
1,223 m
17 m
In the village center of Gries you keep to the south, cross the wooden bridge towards the edge of the wall and follow the steeply climbing trail through the forest, which merges into the cart road. A more leisurely but longer ascent to the mountain hut travels along the cart road that forks off to the right at the entrance to Sulztal valley. Hiking past Nisslalm you continue on the rising trail behind the hut, leading uphill towards the tree line for about 30 minutes. You get to grass-covered Alpine meadows. Proceed towards the steeply ascending rock ledges to the eastern ridge at 2600 m above sea level. The last part requires another hour as it travels to lofty heights on a precipitous path.

 

Author’s recommendation

It is possible to go to the Nisslalm by mountain bike. Instead of a long descent, a fast descent awaits you.
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Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld
Update: June 28, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,813 m
Lowest point
1,576 m
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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:

Start

Gries (1,593 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.069291, 11.027208
DMS
47°04'09.4"N 11°01'37.9"E
UTM
32T 653918 5214858
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///weary.smarted.civil

Destination

Gamskogel

Turn-by-turn directions

Near the car park at the end of Gries (Tiroler Hütte) the ascent begins a steep forest path to the Nisslalm, which crosses the forest path several times. After the pasture, the path leads slightly uphill to lush green meadows. The further increase runs steeply over stone slabs and partly rocky. Difficult passages such as granite slabs and steps are always insured with stepping aids and short wire ropes.

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
47.069291, 11.027208
DMS
47°04'09.4"N 11°01'37.9"E
UTM
32T 653918 5214858
w3w 
///weary.smarted.civil
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 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

  • Nisslalm - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Amberger Hut
  • Winnebachseehütte - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Amberger Hütte - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Winnebachrunde - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Toboggan run Sulztalalm - Längenfeld
  • Sulztal Alm
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Status
Open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,223 m
Descent
17 m
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