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From the Stubaital to the Wilder Freiger (3418 m)

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    Das markante Gipfelkreuz auf dem Zuckerhütl.
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The 3418 m high Wilder Freiger is one of the most popular 3000 m peaks in the Stubai Alps and can be reached via numerous routes.
moderate
Distance 19 km
11:30 h
1,820 m
1,820 m
3,418 m
1,590 m
While the Wilder Freiger can be reached from the south-facing Becherhaus without glacier equipment in one hour, the much less frequently used ascent from the Sulzenauhütte, located north of the main Alpine ridge, via the Lübecker Scharte is a full-blown high-altitude tour. Glacier equipment is a matter of course for this tour. The ascent leads through the magnificent Stubai high mountain landscape past a picturesque mountain lake, over glaciers and finally on the exposed, partly secured north and later west ridge with magnificent low and wide views up to the highest point.

Author’s recommendation

Those who have longer time and want to spend the night in a "cloud house" can descend from the Wilder Freiger to the south to the 3195 m high Becherhaus. The hut sits like a giant eagle's nest right on the summit of the Becher and not only inspires because of its unique location, but you can also experience dreamlike sunrises and sunsets there.
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Silke Hertel
Update: July 29, 2015
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Summit Wild Peacock, 3,418 m
Lowest point
Car park above the Grawaalm, 1,590 m
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Safety information

Orientation on the tour is rather easy. The Lübeck Trail is marked with colours and cairns. From the Lübecker Scharte to the summit, red coloured dots and wire ropes show the way.

For all those who want to get from the Sulzenauhütte to the Müllerhütte: the north-facing via ferrata to the Pfaffennieder has been removed due to a rockfall and is no longer accessible for the time being due to acute danger of falling rocks. Alternative: via the Lübecker Scharte and the Lübecker Weg to the Müllerhütte.

Tips and hints

Becherhaus: www.becherhaus.com

Sulzenauhütte: www.sulzenau.com

Start

Car park above the Grawaalm in the Stubai Valley (1,587 m)
Coordinates:
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47.015405, 11.180456
DMS
47°00'55.5"N 11°10'49.6"E
UTM
32T 665720 5209183
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Turn-by-turn directions

We start at the Sulzenauhütte car park, cross the stream and follow the signpost "Sulzenauhütte" uphill. After about 300 metres of ascent, we reach the beautiful high valley of the Sulzenaualm. From here we can already spot the Sulzenauhütte, which stands slightly to the right above the waterfall. We leave the rustic Sulzenaualm on the right and climb in serpentines along the slope to the Sulzenauhütte, where we spend the night. The next morning we hike from the hut in a westerly direction. We leave the turnoff to the Trögler on the right and follow the sign "Müllerhütte" at the second fork. On the Lübeck trail, we cross the stream and pass the Blaue Lacke, an idyllically situated mountain lake. We continue along the lateral moraine of the Sulzenaugletscher glacier until we reach the entrance to the Fernerstube. Until about 2800 m we keep to the left of the glacier, then we enter the ice, put on crampons and rope up. The steep fracture zone is bypassed by a large right-left bend that avoids the largest crevasses. We follow the Fernerstube flat to the lowest point in the ridge ahead, the Lübecker Scharte. Here the rock part begins. Accordingly, we can take off the crampons here in dry conditions. First the north ridge and then the west ridge lead us to the summit in beautiful, exposed and moderately difficult climbing. The climbing sections never exceed difficulty level II (UIAA); in some passages, insurances help with the ascent. The descent follows the same route as the ascent.

 

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Public transport

By train to Innsbruck and on to Fulpmes in the Stubaital, from here continue by bus to the Grawaalm bus stop.

Getting there

On the Inntal motorway A12 to Innsbruck, continue on the Brenner motorway A13 to the Schönberg exit, from here on the Stubaital federal road B183 to Grawaalm.

Parking

Sulzenauhütte car park on the left on the Stubaital main road, a few hundred metres above the Grawaalm.

Coordinates

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47.015405, 11.180456
DMS
47°00'55.5"N 11°10'49.6"E
UTM
32T 665720 5209183
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Complete high-altitude touring equipment: ice axe, crampons, rope, harness, glacier set for crevasse rescue, bivouac sack, emergency first-aid kit

Localisation

Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language for the translation


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19 km
Duration
11:30 h
Ascent
1,820 m
Descent
1,820 m
Highest point
3,418 m
Lowest point
1,590 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available

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