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Kaiserkrone - alternative route via the Wilder-Kaiser-Steig – Jubiläumssteig

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Baumgartenköpfl (Bergsteigergrab) – Wilder-Kaiser-Steig – Jubiläumssteig – Gruttenhütte
difficult
Distance 3.4 km
2:30 h
410 m
320 m
1,661 m
1,484 m
From the Brennender Palven mountain (Baumgartenköpfl), hike along Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail 823 as you head past mountain pines and over fields of scree in some cases on your way towards the Ellmauer Tor. You will need to head across a few gullies and exposed sections before coming to the turnoff leading to the Ellmauer Tor rock saddle. At the turnoff, you should take the Jubiläumssteig trail. The trail is highly exposed in certain places, but features wire ropes almost throughout. It snakes across slabs and along a wide range of imposing rock faces before coming to a distinctive natural arch, with slight ascents and descents leading to a notch. This must be crossed with the help of a ladder, along with steps that are secured using wire ropes. Heading through a gorge, you will reach the exit of the Jubiläumssteig trail. It is only a short distance from here to the Gruttenhütte mountain hut.
Often snow fields can be expected until well into the summer.

Prerequisite: Surefootedness and above all a good head for heights are essential!
Recommended: HELMET, as well as a climbing harness and via ferrata set.
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1,661 m
Lowest point
1,484 m
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Gruttenhütte

Start

Brennender Palven (1,572 m) (1,560 m)
Coordinates:
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47.546700, 12.334890
DMS
47°32'48.1"N 12°20'05.6"E
UTM
33T 299465 5269362
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Destination

Gruttenhütte, Ellmau (1,620 m)

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Getting there

From the Brennender Palven mountain (Baumgartenköpfl), hike along Wilder-Kaiser-Steig trail 823 as you head past mountain pines and over fields of scree in some cases on your way towards the Ellmauer Tor. You will need to head across a few exposed sections before coming to the turnoff leading to the Ellmauer Tor rock saddle. At the turnoff, you should take the Jubiläumssteig trail. The trail is highly exposed in certain places, but features wire ropes almost throughout. It snakes across slabs and along a wide range of imposing rock faces before coming to a distinctive natural arch, with slight ascents and descents leading to a notch. This must be crossed with the help of a ladder, along with steps that are secured using wire ropes. Heading through a gorge, you will reach the exit of the Jubiläumssteig trail. It is only a short distance from here to the Gruttenhütte mountain hut.

Jubiläumssteig trail difficulty: A/B
Requirements: a good head for heights and surefootedness
Recommended: via ferrata set, climbing harness and helmet

Coordinates

DD
47.546700, 12.334890
DMS
47°32'48.1"N 12°20'05.6"E
UTM
33T 299465 5269362
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wilder Kaiser hiking map (1:25.000) available at the Tourist information offices Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll for € 6,90 -  with Wilder Kaiser Guest Card for € 6, -.

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Equipment

Rucksack, sturdy hiking/mountaineering boots with anti-slip treaded soles, weather-appropriate hiking gear (breathable), a change of clothes, sun protection (sunglasses, sun cream, lip protection, headgear), waterproofs (rain jacket/poncho, pocket umbrella, rucksack protector), cold protection (hat, gloves), sufficient food and drink, hiking poles (height adjustable) if required, first aid kit incl. rescue blanket and bivouac sack, mobile phone with fully charged battery, headlamp, plastic bag for waste, hiking map, route description and information materials (GPX track), ID, insurance card, cash
Helmet; Additions if required: climbing harness and via ferrata set

Additions for overnight stay at mountain hut:
Mountain hut sleeping bag, indoor shoes, toiletries and towel, personal medication, headlamp, Alpine Club ID Card, cash, charger for mobile phone

The hiking routes between the huts are often rather long, we recommend taking plenty of food and drink and booking your overnight stays well in advance.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
3.4 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
410 m
Descent
320 m
Highest point
1,661 m
Lowest point
1,484 m
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