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Similaun Alpine Tour

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Schnals
  • Similaunhütte
    Similaunhütte
    Photo: Thomas Grüner, Schnals
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closed
difficult
Distance 16.4 km
9:00 h
1,909 m
1,909 m
3,599 m
1,698 m

This challenging glacier tour for experienced Alpinists, featuring magnificent views of the Ötztal Alps, begins in the Vernago/Vernagt car park with limited parking spaces.

Difficulty
II difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,599 m
Lowest point
1,698 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.736306, 10.848630
DMS
46°44'10.7"N 10°50'55.1"E
UTM
32T 641231 5177520
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park by the dam wall of the lake (1,699 m a.s.l), follow trail no. 2. The trail which leads northwestwards up to the centuries old Tisenhof farm (snack stop 1,814 m a.s.l). From the Farmstead Tisenhof, head north on a gentle incline through the Tisental Valley over stepped terrain.
Tip: Schneck archeological discovery site with Neolithic engraved stone near the trail’s edge. At the end of the valley keep to the right and head up to the Refuge Similaun on the Giogo Basso/Niederjoch mountain (3,019 m a.s.l). From the refuge Similaun, head briefly over boulders southwards and then diagonally up to the glacial tongue. Continue upwards over the initially fairly flat but increasingly steep and crevasse-lined glacier. Depending on conditions, one should keep to the middle and avoid the steep part in a wide-ranging right curve. Then climb southwest directly to the summit.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

With the SAD bus nr. 261 to Vernago (bus stop Vernago/Vernagt)

Getting there

Naturno/Naturns - Schnalstal Valley - Vernago/Vernagt

Parking

Parking places directly at the Vernago reservoir, free, unguarded
 

Coordinates

DD
46.736306, 10.848630
DMS
46°44'10.7"N 10°50'55.1"E
UTM
32T 641231 5177520
w3w 
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Status
closed
Difficulty
II difficult
Distance
16.4 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
1,909 m
Descent
1,909 m
Highest point
3,599 m
Lowest point
1,698 m

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