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High Altitude Trail Lausitz

Mountain tour · Kronplatz
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Tauferer Ahrntal
  • Lausitzer
    / Lausitzer
    Photo: Galluzzi, Tauferer Ahrntal
  • Lausitzer Höhenweg
    / Lausitzer Höhenweg
    Photo: TV Ahrntal, Tauferer Ahrntal
  • / Birnlückenhütte
    Photo: TV Ahrntal, Tauferer Ahrntal
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difficult
Distance 26.9 km
9:30 h
2,000 m
2,000 m
2,599 m
1,583 m

The High Altitude Lausitz is one of the oldest high-altitude trails through the mountains of the rearmost Valli dei Tures e Aurina-Tauferer Ahrntal Valley. It leads from the Forcella di Picco-Birnlücke Pass to Passo del Cane-Hundskehljoch Pass.

The hike is rated intermediate for level of difficulty and offers unforgettable moments. The tour requires experience, not to suffer from vertigo, sure-footedness, physical fitness as well as suitable equipment. 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Highest point
2,599 m
Lowest point
1,583 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
47.050126, 12.127790
DMS
47°03'00.5"N 12°07'40.0"E
UTM
33T 281849 5214738
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Turn-by-turn directions

From Casere-Kasern (1,595 m), trail nr. 13 leads up to the Lahneralm alpine farm (1,979 m) and then to Rifugio Tridentina-Birnlückenhütte mountain hut (2,440 m). From there, the trail is marked “Alta Via della Vetta d’Italia/Lausitzer Höhenweg” as well as nr. 13 and goes west to the jagged Pfaffenschneide, down the Teufelsstiege (Devil’s Staircase), through the Kerrachkar cirque, and to Rifugio Vetta d’Italia/Neugersdorfer Hütte mountain hut (possibility for descent on trail nr. 14). Continue on the trail nr. 13 until the Hundskehljoch Col (possibility for descent on trail nr. 15). From there trail nr. 16 b leads to the Waldneralm hut. Take trail nr. 17 in order to come back to the starting point in Casere-Kasern. 

Sleeping accomodation: Rifugio Tridentina-Birnlückenhütte

The tour is possible also in the opposite direction.

Map/guide: Kompass Map "Ahrntaler Berge-I Monti della Valle Aurina" nr. 082, scale: 1:25.000

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Brunico-Bruneck - Casere-Kasern 40 km

Coordinates

DD
47.050126, 12.127790
DMS
47°03'00.5"N 12°07'40.0"E
UTM
33T 281849 5214738
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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
difficult
Distance
26.9 km
Duration
9:30 h
Ascent
2,000 m
Descent
2,000 m
Highest point
2,599 m
Lowest point
1,583 m

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