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Hike from Schalders to Karspitze Peak and via Zirmait back

Mountain tour · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Distance 11.5 km
5:30 h
989 m
997 m
2,516 m
1,526 m
Hike from Schalders/Scaleres to the spectacular Karspitze peak, with magnificent views of the central Eisacktal Valley and Brixen/Bressanone.

Author’s recommendation

The circuit hike to the rock pyramid during the bloom of the mountain roses is especially rewarding.
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Update: May 02, 2019
Highest point
2,516 m
Lowest point
1,526 m
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Rest Stop

Zirmaitalm

Start

Schalders (1,543 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.744922, 11.588813
DMS
46°44'41.7"N 11°35'19.7"E
UTM
32T 697746 5180073
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Destination

at the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

This hike to the summit of the Karspitze (2,517 m) starts at the Wieserhof farm in Schalders (1,525 m). Situated at the end of the winding Schalderer Straße road, getting there from Vahrn/Varna near Brixen is easy.

Follow trail no. 2 passing a few steep sections in the forest. Soon after the first mountain pastures the trail comes to the Kaserhüttlalm mountain hut. Continue up the rough track, on the south-east ridge keeping slightly to the right. Follow trail no. 2 to the striking Karspitz peak (2,517 m) from where a breath-taking view opens up over the central Eisacktal Valley, the summits of the Pfunderer mountains and the Sarntaler Alps.The return follows trail no. 2 over the ridge and left down to the Zirmaitalm mountain hut (1,891 m). Follow trail no. 3 below the hut which finally leads onto a forest track. Continue and return to the starting point under the shade of the forest.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Parking

limited parking space at the Wieserhof farm in Schalders

Coordinates

DD
46.744922, 11.588813
DMS
46°44'41.7"N 11°35'19.7"E
UTM
32T 697746 5180073
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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
11.5 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
989 m
Descent
997 m
Highest point
2,516 m
Lowest point
1,526 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Summit route

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