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Seven Summits - Elfer

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moderate
Distance 7.5 km
3:45 h
750 m
654 m
Posing for the cameras and nevertheless not attracting too much attention. Every day at 11 am the sun lights up its back to present it in the spotlight, as seen from Neustift, however some of its glory is hidden shortly thereafter. You must hike up the Elfer to capture all of its beauty because at close range its rocky towers and spikes are much more impressive. Even though the blunt Dolomite rocks situated on a foundation of primary rock and the rocky formation of the Elferspitze and its Elfer towers may remind you of the Dolomites, the “home mountain” of the Neustift inhabitants with its glacial peaks of the Stubai Alps knows where it belongs. Proud and glorious on the one hand, shy and insecure on the other, the Elfer knows how to confound its spectators. While the summit cross at the eastern Elfer tower (2,499 m a.s.l.) leads you to believe it is the highest point, the main summit, also known as Elferkofel (2,505 m a.s.l.), doesn’t want to be forgotten.


Proud neighbors
It is perfectly fine if you let your eyes wander from the Elferspitze in all directions. As the rather shy one of the Seven Summits, this peak is not disappointed if it does not get all of the attention. The Serles ridge with the Kirchdachspitze (2,840 m a.s.l.) in the east, the Karwendel mountain range in the northeast and the Kalkkögel mountain range with the Schlicker See Spitze (2,804 m a.s.l.) opposite it in the northwest like to be in the limelight.

Challenging climbing
It is easy to understand why the Dolomite spikes of the Elfer always have attracted climbers. Fritz Kasparek, one of the first ascendants of the Eiger north face, discovered the Elfer in the ‘40s as a climbers mountain while he was stationed at the army high mountain school in Fulpmes during World Word II, erected to educate young commissioned officers. Still to this day, the pitons of his route are visible.

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Update: May 23, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,447 m
Lowest point
1,793 m
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Safety information

Hiking (red mountain track)

Tips and hints

http://www.stubai.at/en/sommer/wandern/seven-summits

Start

Neustift - top station of Elfer cable car (1,792 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.098486, 11.323417
DMS
47°05'54.5"N 11°19'24.3"E
UTM
32T 676310 5218728
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Destination

Elferkofel

Turn-by-turn directions

ASCENT
From the top station of the Elfer cable car, a winding path leads up for about 30 minutes to the Elferhütte. Then, follow the distinctive ridge uphill in the direction of Elferspitze. Shortly before the summit, you reach the Elfer saddle. There, turn right and hike up the short rope-secured passage for a few minutes until you reach the Elferspitze. Altogether it will take you approximately 2 to 2.5 hours
to ascend.

DESCENT
Go around the Elferkofel on the south side and you will reach the Zwölfernieder within about 3/4 of an hour. From Zwölfernieder, a small but nice path going slightly down leads to the eastern flank of the Elfer and then almost flat to the Elferhütte. This route takes about 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can descend from Zwölfernieder to the north via the Autenalm (1,655 m a.s.l.) or to the south via Karalm (1,737 m a.s.l.).

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

From Innsbruck main train station direct bus to Neustift im Stubaital.

Getting there

From the Olympic city of Innsbruck you reach the Stubai valley via the Brenner motorway ( Europe Bridge ) , exit Schönberg - continue to Neustift.

Parking

There are plenty of free parking at the ground station .

Coordinates

DD
47.098486, 11.323417
DMS
47°05'54.5"N 11°19'24.3"E
UTM
32T 676310 5218728
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Günter Schmitz
August 09, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? August 09, 2020
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Christian Zell 
August 09, 2020 · Community
Unfassbar schöne Aussichten in alle Richtungen. Trittsicherheit ist ein Muss. Am zwei, drei Stellen kurz ausgesetzt.
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Christian Günther
August 21, 2019 · Community
Trotz Nebel eine schöne Tour. Leider blieb der Ausblick ins Tal verwehrt. Weg ist bis auf die letzten Meter vor dem Gipfelkreuz gut machbar. Bei nassem Untergrund sollte man aber speziell in diesem Bereicht vorsichtig sein. Alles in allem eine super Tour.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.5 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
750 m
Descent
654 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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