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Karnischer Höhenweg – Etappe 3: Porzehütte – Hochweißsteinhaus

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  • Hochweißsteinhaus im Herbst
    / Hochweißsteinhaus im Herbst
    Photo: Tourismusinfo Nassfeld-Pressegger See, Hochweißsteinhaus
  • / Auf dem Karnischen Höhenweg
    Photo: Tourismusinfo Nassfeld-Pressegger See, (c) Traildino
  • / Grenzstein im Nassfeld-Gebiet
    Photo: Tourismusinfo Nassfeld-Pressegger See, NLW Tourismus Marketing GmbH
  • / Hochweißsteinhaus
    Photo: Tourismusinfo Nassfeld-Pressegger See, Hochweißsteinhaus
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The Karnische Höhenweg or "Friedensweg" leads along the entire Karnische Kamm, which runs along the border between Austria and Italy.

This route is located passes through an area where there is road closure and is therefore also closed. Current information

closed
difficult
16.4 km
8:30 h
1,200 m
1,270 m
The Karnische Höhenweg is about 150 km long from Sillian to Arnoldstein and can be divided into 8-11 daily stages, a descent into the valley is (almost) possible at any time. Overnight stays in managed huts are sufficiently available.

The somewhat longer section east of the Plöckenpass offers a gentle mountain landscape with extensive alpine meadows and easy hiking mountains. West of the Plöckenpass, the more interesting alpine section stretches along the highest peaks of the Carnic Ridge. The alpine long-distance hiking trail leads through a scenically extremely beautiful and varied area.

Author’s recommendation

In addition to the conventional route, summit ascents can also be included. Especially recommended: Porze and Wildkarleck.
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Tourismusinfo Nassfeld-Pressegger See
Updated: December 07, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,516 m
Lowest point
1,864 m
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Safety information

Mostly alpine terrain, especially in the western part of the Karnischen Höhenweg. Sure-footedness, freedom from vertigo and the ability to climb easy climbing sections are required. Conditionally partly very demanding.

Tips, hints and links

Further information is available from the Nassfeld-Pressegger Information & Service Center at +43 4285 8241 and info@nassfeld.at

The Karnische Höhenweg in the Lesach Valley

The Karnische Höhenweg in the Nassfeld-Pressegger See area

Start

Porzehütte (1,940 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.659674, 12.582504
DMS
46°39'34.8"N 12°34'57.0"E
UTM
33T 315047 5170184
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Destination

Hochweißsteinhaus

Turn-by-turn directions

Two possible transitions:

a) Route along the ridge with four summit crossings approx. 8 hours (in case of bad weather, descent to the Mitterkar bivouac is possible)

b) Via delle Malghe path (path of the mountain pastures) via Tilliacher Joch and Hochalpljoch (mostly on the Italian side, less difficult) approx. 9 hours

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel to Obertilliach by public transport is possible.

Timetable below:

www.oebb.at

www.mobilbuero.com

Getting there

from the Obertilliacher Tal by car on forest road to the Klopfsee parking lot, 1,690 m, from there 45 minutes - 1 hour. (250 meters altitude difference)

Parking

Parking is possible at the Klopfsee.

Coordinates

DD
46.659674, 12.582504
DMS
46°39'34.8"N 12°34'57.0"E
UTM
33T 315047 5170184
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hier können sie eine kostenlose Broschüre mit allen Etappen und Hütten herunterladen: www.karnischer-hoehenweg.at Karnischer Höhenweg: Von Sillian nach Thörl-Maglern. 14 Etappen - mit Varianten und Gipfeln. Verlag: Bergverlag Rother; Auflage: 2., aktualisierte Auflage 2013 (19. August 2013) ISBN: 978-3763344048 Karnischer Höhenweg: Wanderführer mit Tourenkarten und Höhenprofilen (KOMPASS-Wanderführer). Verlag: KOMPASS-Karten; Auflage: 1., Aufl. (Mai 2013). ISBN: 978-3850268257 Gailtal, Lesachtal : Karnischer Höhenweg (Kompass-Wanderbuch). ISBN: 978-3870515003 Gailtal /Lesachtal /Karnischer Höhenweg: Wanderführer mit Tourenkarten, Höhenprofilen und Wandertipps. Verlag: KOMPASS-Karten, Innsbruck; Auflage: 6 (August 2008). ISBN: 978-3854915003

Equipment

Checklist tips:
  • Sturdy shoes (hiking boots or mountain boots)
  • (Hiking) Clothing for all weather conditions: rain protection, hats, gloves, ... (according to the season)
  • First aid kit
  • Money
  • Cell phone or radio
  • Hiking maps
  • Backpack
  • Sun protection and sunglasses
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Catering (drinks, water bottles and possibly food)
  • Toiletries
  • ev. hiking poles
  • ...

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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.4 km
Duration
8:30h
Ascent
1,200 m
Descent
1,270 m
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