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Hike from Würzjoch ridge to the Peitlerkofel mountain

Mountain tour · Dolomites
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m 3200 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 5 4 3 2 1 km Peitlerkofel/Pütia Peitlerscharte
Distance 5.8 km
3:10 h
939 m
939 m
The Peitlerkofel in the Puez-Geisler Nature Park in the northwest Dolomites is one of the towering peaks above the Würzjoch.

Author’s recommendation

The passages secured with steel cables should be walked with via ferrata equipment, otherwise alternatively choose the small summit.
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Update: March 12, 2020
Highest point
2,875 m
Lowest point
1,990 m
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Start

Würzjoch ridge (1,991 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.674988, 11.814113
DMS
46°40'30.0"N 11°48'50.8"E
UTM
32T 715233 5172894
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Destination

at the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the parking area on the Würzjoch (2,008 m) – which can be reached from Brixen/Bressanone via Lüsen/Luson or via Afers/Eores – and take forest trail no. 8/A to the Munt-de-Fornella-Alm mountain hut (2,067 m). Keep right and follow the signs to Peitler-Rundweg Trail (marking no. 8/A) over the Peitlerwiesen meadows up to the fork at Schartenbach brook. Here trail no. 8/A joins trail no. 4, leading to the Peitlerscharte ridge (2,363 m). Ascend up the dirt track to the ridge. At this lookout point (with bench) there’s a split in the track. Keep left, and cross over the meadows and climb up a number of sharp bends to the ridge separating the Kleine and Große Peitlerkofel mountains. Use the steel cables to pass along the short, exposed passage to the steep summit of the Große Peitlerkofel. Then continue along the final stretch on the easy path to its highest point (2,875 m). To return, follow the same track back to the starting point. As an alternative, you can also climb the Kleine Peitlerkofel from the ridge.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Parking

Parking space at Würzjoch ridge

Coordinates

DD
46.674988, 11.814113
DMS
46°40'30.0"N 11°48'50.8"E
UTM
32T 715233 5172894
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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.

Questions and answers

Question from Alexander Frieser  · August 05, 2020 · Community
Sollten wir für den Steig zum Gipfel ein Klettersteigset und Helm dabei haben? Zur Einschätzung: Die Lamsenspitze hätten wir ohne nicht bestiegen - Vielen Dank KG Alexander Frieser
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Answered by Brixen Tourismus · August 05, 2020 · Brixen
Hallo Alexander, für die letzten 400m und 100 Höhenmeter ist ein Klettersteigset erforderlich. Dort klettert man am Seil entlang bis zum Gipfel. Alternativ kann man auch auf den kleinen Peitlerkofel wandern, den man problemlos ohne Set erreicht. Liebe Grüße aus Brixen.

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Distance
5.8 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
939 m
Descent
939 m
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