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Tschigat (3,000 m) from the Leiter Alm mountain hut

Mountain tour · Meraner Land
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    Photo: Tourismusbüro Algund, Algund
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    Photo: Tourismusbüro Algund, Algund
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    Photo: Tourismusbüro Algund, Algund
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Distance 17.3 km
6:22 h
1,655 m
1,655 m
2,990 m
1,471 m

The Tschigat is a striking peak in the Texel Group. The pyramid formed from gneiss offers a magnificent view of many mountain peaks. The tour to the Tschigat is not just a hike, but a real mountain tour with easy climbing passages (grade 2) in exposed terrain. Experience, a good physical condition, sure-footedness, a head for heights and stable mountain weather are prerequisites (dangerous with ice and snow).



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difficult
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Highest point
2,990 m
Lowest point
1,471 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.704705, 11.108716
DMS
46°42'16.9"N 11°06'31.4"E
UTM
32T 661195 5174509
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Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of this tour is the Leiter Alm mountain hut reachable by gondola basket lift from Vellau/Velloi. First hike along the Meraner Höhenweg high alpine trail no. 24 westwards until the Hochganghaus refuge (1,839 m) and continue along the steep, exposed trail no. 7 secured with ropes and chains up to the Hochgangscharte pass (2,455 m). Passing by the Langsee lake and the Milchseen lakes, the increasingly steeper trail leads over boulders towards the eastern flank and through the large gully up to the summit structure. Next comes a moderately difficult climbing part and a short, very exposed part to the right before you reach the large rock slabs leading to the summit. Descent: Either along the same route or a longer variant over the west ridge with short exposed and partly secured passages down to the Halsljoch pass. From there, the route leads eastwards to the Milchseescharte pass (Guido Lammer bivouac) and then over steep, secured rock steps down to the Milchseen lakes. Continue until the Hochgangscharte pass and descend to the Hochgangshaus refuge and to the mountain station of the gondola basket lift near the Leiter Alm mountain hut.

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Getting there

Through the Adige Valley to Algund and on to Vellau.

Coordinates

DD
46.704705, 11.108716
DMS
46°42'16.9"N 11°06'31.4"E
UTM
32T 661195 5174509
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.3 km
Duration
6:22 h
Ascent
1,655 m
Descent
1,655 m
Highest point
2,990 m
Lowest point
1,471 m

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