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Mountain Hike recommended route

Gänsekragen 2914m - Längenfeld/Gries

Mountain Hike · Laengenfeld · Open
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  • Gries
    / Gries
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
  • / Winnebachsee
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal
  • / Winnebachseehütte
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal
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GRIES IM SULZTAL -> Weiler Winnebach -> Winnebachseehütte -> GÄNSEKRAGEN
Open
moderate
Distance 6.2 km
4:00 h
1,294 m
2 m
From the car park at the edge of Gries you follow the road to Winnebach, then turn into the path in the direction of Winnebachseehütte. Leaving behind the wood-covered region, you pass several avalanche-prone areas. The perfectly maintained trail winds its way steeply uphill to Winnebachseehütte. From Winnebachseehütte you walk in western direction to the lift towers of the goods lift. Here you continue on the rising trail leading across the southern flank of Gänsekragen. On its south-eastern ridge the steep path travels on grass-covered terrain. Transverse a small ravine on the left, then keep to the right and continue uphill along the jagged rocks. The last part of this precipitous peak hike leads over huge slabs of rock to the summit cross.

 

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Author
Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld
Update: June 28, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,914 m
Lowest point
1,585 m
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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:

Start

Gries (1,584 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.070231, 11.024817
DMS
47°04'12.8"N 11°01'29.3"E
UTM
32T 653733 5214958
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Destination

Gänsekragen

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot at the end of Gries the ascent to the hamlet Winnebach takes place. From here a trail leads through the forest later through barren terrain to the Winnebachseehütte. From the hut, the well-marked trail climbs very steeply. Although it seems that the summit is almost within reach, the approaching path is still quite protracted. Just before you reach the goal, you reach a gap from which you then climb slightly to the summit.

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 in Gries:

Gries at the end of the village - (chargeable)

 

Coordinates

DD
47.070231, 11.024817
DMS
47°04'12.8"N 11°01'29.3"E
UTM
32T 653733 5214958
w3w 
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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

  • Hoher Seeblaskogel 3235m - Längenfeld/Gries
  • High altitude trail Gries (skating) - Längenfeld
  • Cross-Country Track Gries (classic) - Längenfeld
  • Winnebachrunde - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Nissalm
  • Lake Schönrinnenkarsee
  • Sulztal Alm
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.2 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,294 m
Descent
2 m
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