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Educational Hike: Mountain Shelter Palla Bianca/Weißkugel on the Vallelunga/Langtaufers Glacier Trail

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moderate
Distance 5.7 km
3:30 h
640 m
18 m
0 m
1,898 m
This route leads along a well laid out Glacier Educational Trail (Gletscherlehrpfad) with fantastic panoramic views of the Weißkugelhütte mountain hut.
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moderate
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Highest point
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1,898 m
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Coordinates:
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46.836880, 10.655083
DMS
46°50'12.8"N 10°39'18.3"E
UTM
32T 626210 5188367
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The trail begins at an orientation board at the Melager Alm Alpine farm (1,970 m). Explanatory notices draw your attention to a total of 12 stations. The route leads through high Alpine terrain and therefore requires surefootedness and sturdy hiking boots. The destination point near the Weißkugelhütte at 2,557 m provides views of today’s glacier environment near the Weißkogel peak (3,738 m). Marks in the moraine show the past extent of the glacier from 1820­1850. This provides one with an impression of the extent to which the glacier has receded and the changes to the landscape in the last 160 years.

Map/literature: Tabacco Vinschgauer Oberland 1:25,000 no. 043 – Kompass Vinschgau 1:50,000 no. 52 1807e6812b­9fd8­4d79­a4fa­9ef939d73e90 Bergtour auf dem Langtauferer Höhenweg Alpine Tour on the Langtauferer Tal Alpine Ridgeway

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Getting there

On the Venosta Valley Road SS40 to Curon Graun. From Curon Graun about the LS 49 to the parking at the end of the valley in Melag.

Coordinates

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46.836880, 10.655083
DMS
46°50'12.8"N 10°39'18.3"E
UTM
32T 626210 5188367
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.7 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
640 m
Descent
18 m
Lowest point
1,898 m

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