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02 Zentralalpenweg West, E09: Alpincenter Glocknerhaus - Oberwalderhütte

Alpine Route · Glockner Group
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  • Hofmannshütte
    / Hofmannshütte
    Photo: Akademische Sektion Wien, ÖAV-Hüttenfinder
  • / Hofmannshütte
    Photo: Akademische Sektion Wien, ÖAV-Hüttenfinder
  • / Die Oberwalderhütte
    Photo: Harald Herzog, Alpenverein Austria
  • / Blick Richtung Franz-Josefs-Höhe
    Photo: Harald Herzog, Alpenverein Austria
  • / Pasterze am 28.8.2012
    Photo: Harald Herzog, Alpenverein Austria
  • / Hofmannshütte
    Photo: Akademische Sektion Wien, ÖAV-Hüttenfinder
  • / Großglockner vom Wasserfallwinkel
    Photo: G. Mussnig, Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten
  • / Wasserfallwinkel
    Photo: Evamaria Wecker
  • / Am Gletschersee 2745 m
    Photo: Karl Linecker, ÖAV Sektion Linz
  • / Die Glocknernordseite im Mai
    Photo: Harald Herzog, Alpenverein Austria
  • / Blick zum Mittleren Bärenkopf
    Photo: Harald Herzog, Alpenverein Austria
  • / Großglocknernordseite Ende August
    Photo: Harald Herzog, Alpenverein Austria
  • / Oberwalderhütte vor dem Großglockner
    Photo: Richard Goldeband, Alpenverein Austria
m 3400 3200 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Oberwalderhütte Hofmannshütte Glocknerhaus
moderate
Distance 7.2 km
3:45 h
907 m
96 m
2,965 m
2,119 m
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Author
Sebastian Beiglböck
Update: November 20, 2017
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,965 m
Lowest point
2,119 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Glocknerhaus
Oberwalderhütte

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Alpincenter Glocknerhaus (2,132 m)
Coordinates:
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DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Oberwalderhütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Österreichischer Weitwanderweg 02 (Zentralalpenweg) Band III, Eigenverlag der ÖAV-Sektion Weitwanderer, erhältlich bei Freytag & Berndt, 1010 Wien, Wallnerstraße 3, www.freytagberndt.at, Tel.: +43/1/533 86 85-16;

Hans Führer: Tauern-Höhenweg. Von den Seckauer Tauern zum Venediger. 36 Etappen (Rother Wanderführer special). Taschenbuch – 1. Juni 2016, 288 Seiten. ISBN 978-3763342631;

Herbert Raffalt: Tauernhöhenweg. Gebundene Ausgabe – 14. Mai 2013, 160 Seiten. Verlag Anton Pustet Salzburg. ISBN 978-3702507053

Author’s map recommendations

ÖK 50, Blatt 153 (Großglockner), oder ÖK 50 UTM, Blatt 3227 (Großglockner); AV-K 40 (Glocknergruppe); F&B WK 122 (Großglockner – Kaprun – Zell am See); Kompass WK 39 (Glocknergruppe) oder 50 (Nationalpark Hohe Tauern).

Equipment

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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  • 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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.2 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
907 m
Descent
96 m
Highest point
2,965 m
Lowest point
2,119 m
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