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Ski touring in the Ötztal Alps, 6 days with Wildspitze ascent

Otztal Alps
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Join Michael, an IFMGA-certified guide, who will lead you on this exhilarating 6-day ski touring adventure in the truly epic Otztal Alps, Austria, a stunningly beautiful region full of amazing snow, breathtaking views and Austria’s second highest mountain, the majestic Wildspitze.

Group

Alps

6 Days

Apr

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Ascend to the summit of Wildspitze, the second highest mountain in Austria!
  • See stunning and mesmerising glaciers and valleys
  • Spend each night in warm and cosy huts, including one with a hot tub and sauna!
  • Improve your ski touring skills and techniques

Description

Join me on this 6-day ski touring trek through the Otztal Alps in Austria, a fun yet challenging adventure where we will ascend several summits, visit magnificent glaciers, descend down mountains on some of the freshest and pristine snow imaginable, and finally, climb the summit of the towering Wildspitze, the second highest mountain in Austria.

The Otztal Alps are located in the South of Austria, in the state of Tyrol, and have long been renowned for the wide range of winter outdoor activities that one can indulge in there. Its massive spread means there is ample space and a wide array of mountains on which to ski tour on, and conditions are ideal most days.

We meet at 9am on the first morning in the village of Obergurgl, and we begin the tour in earnest with an ascent to the Langtalereck hut above the Eisjochl.

The subsequent 2 days will be spent first descending to the Schalf Ferner, before ascending to the summit of the mighty Similaun, which includes a tricky last section involving getting over a ridge whilst carrying our skis in a rucksack.

We then drive to the Mitterkaseralm in South Tyrol, where we will stay the night in the Bella Vista Hut, which includes a relaxing sauna and hot tub!

The next two days will be centred around the mesmerizing White Ball summit via a glacier, a delightful looking stretch of snow and ice which we will climb over before climbing up the Fluchtkogel on the penultimate day.

The final day is spent tackling the ascent of the magnificent Wildspitze, a grueling climb which is well worth it once we reach the top, as the views are incredible and remarkable with the scenery of the large valleys and mountain tops stretching out before you taking the breath away.

We finish everything later that day when we head back to the start point, hopefully having made memories to last a lifetime and made you fall in love with the Otztal Alps even more.

Ski touring in the Otztal Alps is a once-in-a-lifetime experience – book now so you don’t miss out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Please note price is for each participant in a group of 4-6 people.


Itinerary

Day 1: Meet and begin

Meet in the village of Obergurgl, ascend to the Langtalereck hut, spend the night in hut

Day 2: Similaun

Continue on Schalfkogel, descend to the Shalf Ferner, spend the night in Similaun Hut

Day 3: Ascend Similaun

Climb to the summit of Similaun, drive to the Mitterkaseralm, continue driving to Kurzras, gondola up to the Bella Vista Hut, stay the night in hut

Day 4: White Ball

Start at the Teufelsegg, ascend to White Ball summit via glacier, descend to the Hochjoch hospice

Day 5: Climb the Fluchtkogel

Climb the Fluchtkogel, descend to the Vernagt Hut, stay night in hut

Day 6: Ascend Wildspitze

Ascend the Wildspitze, finish back at starting point

 

Details

Accommodation

Hut accommodation every night.

Meeting point

Obergurgl, Austria

About the guide

Sports have always been a huge part of my life. Having fun and being together is the best part!

By deciding to become a certified mountain guide I turned my hobby into my profession. I've been working as a full time guide for 15 years and I still really enjoy spending time with my clients and friends in the mountains.

Climbing, skiing and cycling are my favorite activities! For me, this is the best lifestyle.

Languages

English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Austria


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