At first, the ascent takes place via forest paths or the summer ascent through the forest up to the Upper Valentine Alp. There, one dives into the mighty scenario under the mighty northern walls of the Kellerwand and Hohe Warte. Through the so-called Hochtal (high valley) the path leads to Valentintörl. For fit ski tourers, the ascent leads even further up to the Rauchkofel.
A ski tour to the Rauchkofel is the spring classic in the Carnic Alps. After snowy winters, this tour can also be done in early May.
In high winter, the ascent to the Wodnertörl (2059m) can be made from the Upper Valentine Alp to the north-west. This variant is shorter and, especially in high winter, sunnier than the dark high valley in the direction of Valentintörl.From the Rauchkofel you can also descend westwards over beautiful slopes to the so-called Angerle (~1800m), but then you have to climb back over the Wolayer See (1958m) to the Valentintörl to reach the starting point of the Untere Valentinalm. This variant is very rewarding if the snow conditions are suitable!
Updated: December 01, 2020
Safety informationAfter abundant fresh snowfall, this tour should be avoided at all costs, as large avalanches can release themselves from the surrounding steep faces and flanks.
Tips, hints and links
Skitouren mit geprüften Skitouren-Guide:
- Sölle Sport: Tröpolach Tel.: +43 (0) 4285 / 7100
- Harald Assinger: St. Paul/Gailtal Tel.: +43 (0) 4283 / 2107 oder +43 (0) 664 / 111 95 88
- Sepp Szöke: Weissbriach Tel: +43 (0) 4286 / 458 oder +43 (0) 664 / 337 29 67
- Go Vertical: Kötschach-Mauthen Tel.: +43 (0)650/7033035 oder +43 (0)664 3527305
Getting thereBy car, take the B 110 from Kötschach- Mauthen in the direction of Plöckenpass until you reach a junction (Valentinalm) on the right hand side in about 1075m a few meters after the Heroes' Cemetery. Depending on the snow conditions, the dead-end road up to the Untere Valentinalm (1205m) is cleared or not.
ParkingEither at the turn-off from the Plöckenpass road or at the Untere Valentinalm.
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Equipmentavalanche transceiver, probe, avalanche shovel, crampons
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