From the Plöckenhaus into Angerbachtal and then on flat forest paths up to the Spielbodenalm. Finally steep and alpine to the summit. Demanding tour, which especially in the upper part offers wonderful slopes.
Distance 12.8 km
Highest point2,332 m
Lowest point1,220 m
The Polinik is a classic in the Plöckenpass area, even if the ascent in the lower part is a bit long. From the summit, however, there are magnificent views of the mighty cellar wall or even to the north towards the Hohe Tauern.
Beware of southern congestion. In such cases, the polinik can quickly get into dense clouds.
Update: January 20, 2022
Polinik, 2,332 m
Plöckenhaus, 1,220 m
Best time of year
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The uppermost part is very steep and requires absolutely safe conditions.
Tips and hints
Plöckenhaus (1,222 m)
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From the Plöckenhaus, take the road westwards into the Angerbach valley to the Grünsee lake following the "Polinik" signs. After the lake, the Frostweg leads to the sunny side, where the trail also branches off up to the Untere Spielbodenalm. If the snow conditions are suitable, you can ascend via this to the alpine pasture at 1621m. If there is little snow, there is the possibility of a lengthy ascent via the forest path in several, sometimes wide hairpin bends. Just east of the Untere Spielbodenalm the forest path meets the marked summer path. Again following the signpost Polinik, the trail climbs up through the forest for a short time, where the ski tourer finally reaches open terrain at about 1700m above sea level. Soon you reach the Oberen Spielboden Alm (1821m) and from there you cross over a steep slope into a wide basin. Keeping to the left (western) side of the valley, the ski tourer climbs higher over steep slopes. Depending on the snow conditions, you either head directly over the south-east flank towards the summit or first head for Spielbodentörl and from there over steep slopes to the highest point. To reach the summit cross, the summiter has to descend a few meters on foot to the north over the ridge.
Travel to Kötschach-Mauthen is possible by public transport.
From Kötschach- Mauthen on the B 110 towards Plöckenpass until Plöckenhaus.