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Fuscherkarkopf

Alpine Route · Holiday Region Hohe Tauern National Park
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  • Eingang zu den Durchführungsstollen
    / Eingang zu den Durchführungsstollen
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  • / Gamsgrubenweg
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  • / Glocknerblick beim Aufstieg
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  • / Gipfelgrat
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  • / Ausblick von der Gamsgrubenscharte
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  • / Seilversicherung beim Aufstieg
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  • / beim Aufstieg
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  • / Abzweigung
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  • / Gipfelfoto
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Von der Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Höhe über den Gamsgrubenweg auf den Fuscherkarkopf und zurück. Sehr lohnend und anspruchsvoll.
difficult
Distance 9.3 km
4:22 h
1,278 m
1,280 m
Vom Parkhaus Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe über die Tunnel am Gamsgrubenweg bis zur Abzweigung auf den Alpinsteig auf den Fuscherkarkopf.
Difficulty
I+ difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Fuscherkarkopf, 3,331 m
Lowest point
Kaiser-Franz-Josef Höhe, 2,368 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW
Protection
sporadic bolts

Safety information

Helm und Sitzgeschirr sind anzuraten.

Start

Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe (2,417 m)
Coordinates:
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DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe

Turn-by-turn directions

Der Gamsgrubenweg entspricht einer Forststraße, danach hochalpiner Steig durchgehend steil und ausgesetzt bis auf den Gipfelgrat, dort flacher auf den Gipfel des Fuscherkarkopfes. Trittsicherheit und Schwindelfreiheit sind gefordert.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Über die Großglockner Hochalpenstraße zur Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe. Dort im Parkhaus gratis parken.

Parking

Parkhaus Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Hochalpine Ausrüstung und Bekleidung erforderlich.

Basic Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • 35-45 liter rucksack  (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Hiking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister 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 Alpine Routes

  • B2 or B3 mountaineering boots
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Ice axes (basic or technical with hammer and adze as required)
  • C2-C3 crampons with anti-balling plates (as required by route and to match boots)  
  • Single rope
  • Half ropes
  • Twin ropes
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  • Set of nuts
  • Double set of nuts
  • Small nuts
  • Medium nuts
  • Large nuts
  • Nut tool
  • Tricam(s)
  • Ball nut(s)
  • (Active) Camming device(s) for wider cracks such as the Gipsy
  • Hexentric(s)
  • Progress capture pulley(s) such as the Petzl Traxion
  • Micro ascender(s) such as the Petzl TiBloc
  • Pitons and hammer
  • Set of ice screws
  • Short ice screws
  • Medium ice screws
  • Long ice screws
  • V-Thread tool
  • 2x Harness tool holder such as the Ice Clipper or Caritool
  • Quickdraws
  • Locking device

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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
I+ difficult
Distance
9.3 km
Duration
4:22 h
Ascent
1,278 m
Descent
1,280 m
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