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.
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!
Safety informationObserve 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 hintsSki touring in Grossarltal
Getting thereYou go by car or public bus no. 540 to Hüttschlag to the valley end to the Gasthof Talwirt.
Parkingparking space at Gasthof Talwirt
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Equipmentski touring equipment, transponder, shove, probe, charged mobile phone
Basic Equipment for Ski Touring
- Ski Helmet
- 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
- 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
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Ski Touring
- Ski touring boots
- Ski touring bindings to fit boots
- Ski touring skins to fit 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.