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Alpine tour on the summit of the „Große Windschar”

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Map / Alpine tour on the summit of the „Große Windschar”
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Distance 8.5 km
7:30 h
1,430 m
1,430 m
3,041 m
1,590 m
This hike is demanding and recommended for those who are well-trained.
Difficulty
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Highest point
3,041 m
Lowest point
1,590 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.847935, 11.992330
DMS
46°50'52.6"N 11°59'32.4"E
UTM
32T 728131 5192613
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Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point is the car park in the village center of Mühlbach/Rio Molini. From there, you’ll walk partly on a footpath and partly on the access road (always following trail no. 5/2) up a moderate grade through the woods and later passing a couple of alpine farms as you continue into the valley towards the Oberwangeralm and Heiß Alm alpine pastures (2,027 m). Follow trail no. 5, following signs for „Windschar“ across alpine pastureland, going steeply up to the fork below Grubscharte wind gap, then left (signposted „Windschar“) onto a well-marked, but sometimes only faint path, which slopes down through the very steep and crumbling edge of the cliff, then to the ridge’s long shoulder (2,900 m), and finally almost flat, west to the foot of the eastern side of the mountain. Then, it’s a steep rock climb along a marked route to the summit (about 1 hour from the crossroads at Grubscharte wind gap); about 4.5 hours from the parking lot. Descent: same route as ascent; about 3 hours.

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Getting there

Brenner Motorway A22, exit Brixen/Bressanone, Pustertal/Val Pusteria, Bruneck/Brunico – Mühlbach/ Riomolino can be reached up the valley via Percha/Perca (4.5 km) or direction into the Ahrntal via Uttenheim (approx. 8.5 km).

Coordinates

DD
46.847935, 11.992330
DMS
46°50'52.6"N 11°59'32.4"E
UTM
32T 728131 5192613
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
1,430 m
Descent
1,430 m
Highest point
3,041 m
Lowest point
1,590 m

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