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Sossen - Kofler lakes

Mountain tour · Kronplatz
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Map / Sossen - Kofler lakes
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moderate
Distance 10.8 km
3:57 h
996 m
996 m

The most beautiful view of the Rieserferner mountain range…

The Sossental valley is steep, isolated and rocky. It diverges from the busy path which leads to the Knuttenalm and the valley is more easily accessible ascending rather than descending it. At the Sossenjoch saddle the wow-factor: the panoramic view to the mighty glaciers such as Hochgall, Wildgall, Magerstein and Schneebiger Nock takes our breath away. The Kofler lakes invite
us to have a rest, because the sight of the Rieserferner mountains from there is one of the most beautiful in the entire Tauferer Ahrntal valley. This trip can be also recommended on hot summer days as the ascent through the Sossental lies mostly in the shade.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,601 m
Lowest point
1,653 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.961181, 12.071348
DMS
46°57'40.3"N 12°04'16.9"E
UTM
33T 277192 5205014
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Turn-by-turn directions

From Lappach to here the road is a narrow, winding one-way mountain road (subject to toll). You hike on the eastern, right side of the lake heading into the valley until at the end of the lake you turn off to the right following the signs for Chemnitzer Hütte  (2419m). You can either stay on the forest road or take the shorter way on trail nr. 24 which leads you to Neves Alm and further on to Chemnitzer/Nevesjoch Hütte (lodge) (2419 m). From the lodge you continue on heading northwest on trail nr. 1 and go through  marvellous glacier terrain passing under the mighty 3000 m high mountains of Turnerkamp and Gr. Möseler. The route continues for   long time with some slight ascents and descents until you reach the Eisbruggjoch/Edelraut Hütte (2545m). From there you turn off onto trail nr. 26 heading east and then finally reach the west bank of the Neves Reservoir at its orogr. right bank side heading  out of the valley. Finally cross the reservoir’s high dam and you are at your starting place.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Coming from the north:

München – Rosenheim – Kufstein – Innsbruck – Brennerautobahn – exit at Brixen – national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße to Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Rein in Taufers/Riva di Tures

Coming from the west:

Reschen pass, Bozen, Brixen and national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße to Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Rein in Taufers/Riva di Tures

Coming from the east:

Motorway Tauernautobahn or Felbertauern tunnel to Lienz and continue on to Innichen -Toblach - Bruneck – turn right into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Rein in Taufers/Riva di Tures

Coming from the south:

Verona – Trento – Bozen – Motorway Brennerautobahn to the exit at Brixen – national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Rein in Taufers/Riva di Tures

Coordinates

DD
46.961181, 12.071348
DMS
46°57'40.3"N 12°04'16.9"E
UTM
33T 277192 5205014
w3w 
///youngest.rusted.bicyclists
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
moderate
Distance
10.8 km
Duration
3:57 h
Ascent
996 m
Descent
996 m

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