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Long-Distance Hiking · Nationalparkregion Hohe Tauern
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  • Hängebrücke am Wangenitzsee
    / Hängebrücke am Wangenitzsee
    Photo: K. Dapra, Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten
  • / Elberfelder Hütte
    Photo: Thomas Suntinger, Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten
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    Photo: Nationalpark Region Hohe Tauern Kärnten, Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten
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    Photo: Nationalpark Region Hohe Tauern Kärnten, Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten
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    Photo: Nationalpark Region Hohe Tauern Kärnten, Hohe Tauern - die Nationalpark-Region in Kärnten
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difficult
Distance 40 km
23:00 h
3,516 m
3,235 m
2,958 m
1,847 m

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Nationalpark-Region Hohe Tauern Kärnten
Update: November 05, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Hornscharte, 2,958 m
Lowest point
1,847 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Start

Nationalpark-Parkplatz Winklerner Alm (1,847 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.877230, 12.846200
DMS
46°52'38.0"N 12°50'46.3"E
UTM
33T 335883 5193773
w3w 
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Destination

Alpincenter Glocknerhaus

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Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.877230, 12.846200
DMS
46°52'38.0"N 12°50'46.3"E
UTM
33T 335883 5193773
w3w 
///walled.confidently.wished
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance 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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

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
difficult
Distance
40 km
Duration
23:00 h
Ascent
3,516 m
Descent
3,235 m
Highest point
2,958 m
Lowest point
1,847 m
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