The hike starts at the Windachalm / Fiegl's hut.
The narrow path leads to the Seekarsee over mountain meadows and then from the lake very steeply over stones to to the shelter hut (an old from stone made hut).
From there you go steeply uphill over the Himmelsleiter (stone stairs) to the hut.
Safety informationBlack mountain paths are narrow, almost entirely steep and exposed paths. Who is on a black mountain path, should be ready to reckon with longer secured walking and climbing passages.
To indicate the difficulty Black mountain trails are marked on the yellow basic signs with a black circle.
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 under Weather Sölden
We recommend to start the tour early in the morning.
Tips and hintsMore details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern
Getting thereDie Autofahrt ins ÖTZTAL. In Tirol gelegen, zweigt das ÖTZTAL Richtung Süden als längstes Seitental der Ostalpen ab. Die Anreise mit dem Auto führt Urlauber über das Inntal bis zum Taleingang und weiter das Ötztal entlang. Neben der mautpflichtigen Autobahn können auch Landstraßen genutzt werden. Mit dem Routenplaner lässt sich die Fahrt schnell und bequem bestimmen:
Zum Routenplaner: https://www.google.at/maps
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
- Parking Postplatz
- Giggijochbahn + underground garage
- Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage
All parking is free during the day.
Parking for several days (eg hike tour):
- Postplatz, Parkticket available at the information Sölden
- Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn, Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn
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EquipmentAppropriate 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 hiking 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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
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.