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Pleschnitzzinken 2.112 m

· 1 review · Hiking trail · Schladming-Dachstein
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A beautiful hike to an easy-to-reach lookout mountain high above the Ennstal.
moderate
Distance 5.2 km
2:30 h
491 m
490 m
2,112 m
1,700 m

This peak has a few surprises in store.  An easy drive from Pruggern to the Bottinghaus sets the stage for a very scenic half-day hike.  From the Bottinghaus, we hike along an uphill road to the right, reaching a trail crossing in about 10 minutes, the start of a beautiful forest path.  Things begin very relaxed, as we make our way through ancient high forests, home to gnarled spruce, larch and pine, crossing a number of clearings, and soon coming to the forest’s edge.  Now it gets a little steeper, hiking as we are through a zone where the forest struggles to persist.  Isolated small larch punctuate extended fields of rhododendron, serving as enchanting photo motifs.

After barely a half-hour’s walk, we reach the empty Pleschnitzzinken hut, now able to enjoy the fantastic views of the Ennstal, Stoderzinken and Dachstein.  Following a gently ascending, grassy ridgeline, we can look forward to a relaxing hike all the way up to the summit cross.  This summit is like a balcony overlooking Ennstal Valley.   And once here at the top, we are certain to be quite surprised by how close the highest of the Tauern peaks actually is.  In high summer, the grass is trimmed short by the sheep grazing here, while the monkshood thriving in-between is like a beautiful pillow of blue. We will hike back along the same route.

Author’s recommendation

This hike is especially recommendable during the time of the alpine roses bloom.
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Update: September 27, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,112 m
Lowest point
1,700 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 25.53%Path 74.46%
Forested/wild trail
1.3 km
Path
3.9 km
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Safety information

Weather changes, rapid drops in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snowfields are objective dangers and require the right behaviour on the road. Hutkeepers are experienced mountain experts who can give good tips on the weather and the route. Lack of equipment, overestimation of one's own abilities, carelessness, poor physical condition and a wrong assessment can lead to critical situations. During thunderstorms: Avoid peaks, ridges and rope belaying at all costs.

 

In an emergency, please dial the following emergency calls: No. 140 - Mountain Rescue No. 112 - Euro Emergency Call

Tips and hints

Safety information
Safety on the mountainside: changes in the weather, sudden fall in temperature, thunder storms, wind, fog and snow fields are all objective dangers and require the correct behaviour whilst underway. The landlords of the huts are all very knowledgeable about the mountains and can give you good tips about the weather and the routes. Insufficient equipment, exaggerated opinion of ones capabilities, frivolousness, poor health condition and a false evaluation of the situation can lead to a critical situation. In thunder storms: summits, crest-sites and safety rope aids are to be avoided.

If something should happen call following emergency numbers:
No. 140 - the number for all Alpine Emergencies in all of Austria
No. 112 - European emergency call GSM emergency-call-service

Start

from Pruggern along a narrow road to the Bottinghaus (1,641 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.384600, 13.865424
DMS
47°23'04.6"N 13°51'55.5"E
UTM
33T 414364 5248528
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Destination

Pleschnitzzinken

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This peak has a few surprises in store.  An easy drive from Pruggern to the Bottinghaus sets the stage for a very scenic half-day hike.  From the Bottinghaus, we hike along an uphill road to the right, reaching a trail crossing in about 10 minutes, the start of a beautiful forest path.  Things begin very relaxed, as we make our way through ancient high forests, home to gnarled spruce, larch and pine, crossing a number of clearings, and soon coming to the forest’s edge.  Now it gets a little steeper, hiking as we are through a zone where the forest struggles to persist.  Isolated small larch punctuate extended fields of rhododendron, serving as enchanting photo motifs. After barely a half-hour’s walk, we reach the empty Pleschnitzzinken hut, now able to enjoy the fantastic views of the Ennstal, Stoderzinken and Dachstein.  Following a gently ascending, grassy ridgeline, we can look forward to a relaxing hike all the way up to the summit cross.  This summit is like a balcony overlooking Ennstal Valley.   And once here at the top, we are certain to be quite surprised by how close the highest of the Tauern peaks actually is.  In high summer, the grass is trimmed short by the sheep grazing here, while the monkshood thriving in-between is like a beautiful pillow of blue. We will hike back along the same route.

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Getting there

From Pruggern to the Bottinghaus

Parking

Bottinghaus

Coordinates

DD
47.384600, 13.865424
DMS
47°23'04.6"N 13°51'55.5"E
UTM
33T 414364 5248528
w3w 
///defamed.geek.bonbons
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Equipment

For alpine routes, the basic equipment includes a hood, gloves, a good jacket and trousers. Good, waterproof shoes, sunglasses, sun protection and plenty of drinks are essential. Flashlight, maps, knives and a small first aid box should also be included.

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Freek Zilvold
July 28, 2016 · Community
Herliche Wanderung an ein Wolkichen Tag. Sind nach dem Gipfel nicht die gleiche Strecke nach Unten genommen aber durch dem Alm. Dann auch noch Links vom Seilbahn zum Galsterbergalm gelaufen durch ein Altes und schönes Wald.
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donderdag 28 juli 2016 20:50
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
491 m
Descent
490 m
Highest point
2,112 m
Lowest point
1,700 m
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