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Alpine Tour to the Weißspitze peak

Mountain tour · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Map / Alpine Tour to the Weißspitze peak
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moderate
Distance 8.3 km
4:00 h
926 m
926 m
The hike to the Weißspitze peak is a challenging high-altitude tour offering wonderful panoramic views of the mountains around Vipiteno/Sterzing. Your climb begins in green meadows and ends amid the rough blocks of the triangular limestone summit, from where you have a wonderful 360° panorama of the surrounding mountains. To the east are the Zillertal Alps and the Pfitschtal valley, to the south-west the glistening Sarntal Alps and the green meadows of the Vipiteno valley basin, while the northern horizon is dominated by the Tribulaun and the Weißwandspitze peaks at the end of the Pflerschtal valley.{
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,715 m
Lowest point
1,781 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.926646, 11.480071
DMS
46°55'35.9"N 11°28'48.3"E
UTM
32T 688802 5199998
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Turn-by-turn directions

Route: the hike to the Weißspitze goes from the car park by the Prantneralm Alpine farm along the forest track (marked trail no. 3) to the Riedbergalm Alpine farm (you might like to fill your water bottles from the streams along the forest track or at the Riedbergalm, because there are no more springs along the route). Here the trail turns off to the right and goes past numerous cairns and over lush green pastures to the summit ridge. The last section up to the summit cross (2,715 m) is rocky and difficult.

Refreshments stops: Prantneralm, Riedbergalm.

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Getting there

Approach from Vipiteno via the road to Smudres/Schmuders and continue on the forest road to the Prantneralm.

Coordinates

DD
46.926646, 11.480071
DMS
46°55'35.9"N 11°28'48.3"E
UTM
32T 688802 5199998
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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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.3 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
926 m
Descent
926 m

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