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Saltnerstein (Gasser Hut) – Cross "Latzfonser Kreuz" – Saltnerstein

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Klausen, Barbian, Villanders, Feldthurns
  • Latzfonser Kreuz/Santa Croce di Latzfons
    / Latzfonser Kreuz/Santa Croce di Latzfons
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Map / Saltnerstein (Gasser Hut) – Cross "Latzfonser Kreuz" – Saltnerstein
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moderate
Distance 21.8 km
6:30 h
1,030 m
920 m
From the parking area Saltnerstein (Gasserhütte) on Stöfflhütte and Latzfonser Cross (highestpilgrimage site in Europe) to the summit of Kassianspitze in the Sarntal Alps.
Difficulty
moderate
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,575 m
Lowest point
1,743 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.640552, 11.491532
DMS
46°38'26.0"N 11°29'29.5"E
UTM
32T 690683 5168236
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Turn-by-turn directions

We follow the path nr. 15 from the parking near the lodge Gasser to the lodge Stöffl. Than we hike on the way nr. 15A till the way ends in way nr. 1 which leads to the cross of Latzfons. It is also possible to ascend the peak of the Kassian from that point (ca. 1 ½ hour for the tour, 280 metres in altitude). The way back corresponds to the description above.

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Getting there

Klausen/Chiusa - Villanders/Villandro - Alp of Villanders/Villandro - Parking area Saltnerstein (Gasser Hut).

Coordinates

DD
46.640552, 11.491532
DMS
46°38'26.0"N 11°29'29.5"E
UTM
32T 690683 5168236
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • 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
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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
moderate
Distance
21.8 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,030 m
Descent
920 m

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