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Hüttschlag: Keeskogel (2,884 m)

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  • / Abfahrt Keeskogel
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Demanding ski tour with a long and steep climb to the Keeskogel. A good orientation, glacier experience and safe snow conditions (ideal in spring) are necessary.

difficult
Distance 15.6 km
8:00 h
2,058 m
2,058 m

This ski tour starts at the parking space at Gasthof Talwirt. Right at the beginning you will pass the Pertillkapelle. This was built as a thank you for a happy homecoming from the Second World War and is also intended to encourage each of us, briefly to say thank you.

The path leads relatively steeply uphill. Through the "Geissmahdloch" (a difficult, partly icy channel - this is very energy-sapping) you come to the Modereggalm (closed in winter). Continue in direction Mandlkogel. After a short descent, you go up again. Over the glacier you will finally reach the top of the Keeskogel.

At the descent, the slopes from the summit to the Modereggalm invite you to take beautiful traces into the powder snow.

This tour is not suitable for beginners, since the trail in the area of ​​the "Geissmahdloch" is often icy and is therefore very energy-sapping. Due to the "Geissmahdloch", this tour requires skills, strength and condition. This also necessary for the descent!

A total of more than 2,100 metres in altitude have to be done, good physical condition, good orientation and glacier experience are prerequisites!

Author’s recommendation

The area above the Modereggalm is known for the powder snow - if the condidtions are good.
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Tourismusverband Großarltal
Update: September 28, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Keeskogel, 2,886 m
Lowest point
Hüttschlag - Talschluss, 1,041 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Observe the avalanche warning level - only in the case of safe snow conditions (ideal in spring)! Good orientation and glacier experience are necessary! You have to overcome a total of about 2,000 metres in altitude! This ski tour requires force and condition. This also applies to the descent!

Tips and hints

Ski touring in Grossarltal

Start

Hüttschlag - Talschluss (1,041 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.147689, 13.287288
DMS
47°08'51.7"N 13°17'14.2"E
UTM
33T 370150 5222999
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Destination

Keeskogel

Turn-by-turn directions

ASCENT: From the parking space at the Gasthof Talwirt you go in the direction to the Pertillbauer - at the chapel turn right over the meadow - along to the so-called "Geissmahdloch" - a very steep, difficult hike-up. You go left and cross the small river and come to the Modereggalm, 1,720 m. You go up in direction to the Mandlkogel (2,439 m). The summit can, but does not have to be climbed. After a short descent in the eastern direction (at about 2,220 m), you continue the ascent to the Keeskogel. Crossing the Gstösskees glacier, you will pass a last challenging climbing stage in serpentines to the top of the Keeskogel, 2,884 m. For the total climb, approx. 2,000 metres in altitude have to be overcome (approx. 6-7 h).

DESCENT: Along the ascent there are different descent possibilities.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

public bus no. 540 to Hüttschlag

Getting there

You go by car or public bus no. 540 to Hüttschlag to the valley end to the Gasthof Talwirt.

Parking

parking space at Gasthof Talwirt

Coordinates

DD
47.147689, 13.287288
DMS
47°08'51.7"N 13°17'14.2"E
UTM
33T 370150 5222999
w3w 
///goalie.retraced.bicep
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Skitourenführer Grossarltal

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner no. 311

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Equipment

ski touring equipment, transponder, shove, probe, charged mobile phone

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • 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 Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • 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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Rating

5.0
(2)
Christoph Elmer 
May 23, 2020 · Community
Immer wieder eine fordernde Tour die Ausdauer abverlangt.
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When did you do this route? February 15, 2020
Modereggalm, Beginn der Tour
Photo: Christoph Elmer, CC BY, Community
Blick zur Kölbreinsperre ins Maltatal
Photo: Christoph Elmer, CC BY, Community
Konstantin Krümer
May 02, 2017 · Community
Super Skitour. Etwas anspruchsvoll, aber wunderschön.
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Photos from others

Modereggalm, Beginn der Tour
Blick zur Kölbreinsperre ins Maltatal

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.6 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
2,058 m
Descent
2,058 m
Out and back Scenic Insider tip Summit route
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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