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From Schalders to the summit of the Schrotthorn

Mountain tour · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Map / From Schalders to the summit of the Schrotthorn
m 2500 2000 1500 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Leierspitz Pfannscharte Schalderer Scharte
Distance 15.3 km
7:16 h
1,221 m
1,221 m
2,589 m
1,451 m
Challenging hike along a remote track to the summits of the Schrotthorn, the Leierspitz and the Pfannscharte mountains in the latter Schalderertal Valley.

Author’s recommendation

In the event of rain or unstable weather conditions, do not take any detours and return the same way as the ascent.
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Update: June 19, 2019
Highest point
2,589 m
Lowest point
1,451 m
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Start

Steinwend parking area at the head of the Schalderertal valley (1,451 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.732910, 11.549163
DMS
46°43'58.5"N 11°32'57.0"E
UTM
32T 694761 5178640
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Destination

at the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

To reach the start of the circular hike take the narrow road and forest track to the Steinwend parking area (1,466 m) at the head of the Schalderertal Valley.

From there, follow trail no. 4 to the sounds of the splashing waters of the Schalderer Bach torrent, on a steady climb initially to the west then south through a magnificent high-altitude forest. The track (no. 4) crosses several bends to reach the edge of the forest and runs through the pines to reach a wooden shrine on the side of the track en route to the Schalderer Scharte ridge (2,324 m). From here, turn right across the partly grassy southern slope to reach the summit cross of the imposing Schrotthorn mountain (2,590 m). From here, the western Dolomites, the Sarntal and the Zillertal Alps are all clearly visible. The shimmering waters of the Durnholzer See lake can also be seen in the distance.

After a rest on the summit, take care when crossing over the stony northern ridge down trail no. 4/B to the Leierspitz peak and to the Pfannscharte ridge. Follow the red-and-white coded signs down to the Schafhütte hut, then continue across the unspoilt meadows on trails no. 19 and 4/A and through the woods back to the starting point via the Steinwendhof farm, which is owned by the Neustift Monastery.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Parking

parking space Steinwend at the end of the Schalderertal Valley

Coordinates

DD
46.732910, 11.549163
DMS
46°43'58.5"N 11°32'57.0"E
UTM
32T 694761 5178640
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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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Distance
15.3 km
Duration
7:16 h
Ascent
1,221 m
Descent
1,221 m
Highest point
2,589 m
Lowest point
1,451 m
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