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Scenic nature site: Gletscherblick

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m 2500 2000 1500 1000 10 8 6 4 2 km Panoramarestaurant Kreuzjoch Starkenburger Hütte Sennjochhütte Fronebenalm Kaserstattalm Bruggeralm
moderate
Distance 11.4 km
4:00 h
390 m
1,122 m
2,390 m
1,359 m

Special places are often located quite nearby, even though sometimes small or large amounts of self-perseverance or the ability to inwardly extend yourself is required to reach these places.

The ‘Gletscherblick’ (glacier view) scenic nature site is just such a place: so near, so unassuming, yet it can only be reached via a short path.

The reward for your efforts: like a huge painting, the view of the Stubai Glacier manifests itself along with its eternally ice-covered, protruding summit – around the striking Zuckerhütl, while one can make out the  Sulzenauferner, Fernerstube and Grünauferner glaciers, located in the northern Oberbergtal of the Alpeiner Ferner.

 

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Update: October 30, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,390 m
Lowest point
1,359 m
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Rest Stop

Panoramarestaurant Kreuzjoch
Sennjochhütte
Kaserstattalm
Bruggeralm
Starkenburger Hütte

Safety information

Der Steig ist teilweise ausgesetzt - Trittsichheit wird vorausgesetzt.

Start

Schlick 2000 summit station / Kreuzjoch (2,096 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.145253, 11.306871
DMS
47°08'42.9"N 11°18'24.7"E
UTM
32T 674901 5223887
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Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts at the Kreuzjoch summit station, which can be really easily reached by the Schlick 2000 cable car. There are plenty of free parking spaces at the Schlick 2000 valley station. There are also direct bus connections from within the surrounding area.

From the Kreuzjoch summit station, you walk along the gently climbing panoramic route in the direction of Starkenburger hut (signposted: Starkenburger Hütte – Panoramaweg), before reaching the Sennjoch hut after approx. 30 minutes. The path leads up towards the mountain ridge, and then branches off to the left. The trail then drops off slightly until the next intersection. There you take a right turn once more and follow the short but steep climb until you finally come to the highest point of the ‘Gletscherblick’ scenic nature site. The wooden loungers at this scenic beauty spot are not only an excellent place to take a rest, but this location also offers magnificent views of the Stubai mountain region.

From the ‘Gletscherblick’ scenic nature site, you can already catch sight of the Starkenburger hut. After a final descent, you reach the mountain hut in approx. 2 hours. To return to the Schlick 2000 middle station, you walk via the Kaserstattalm and from there you continue along as far as the Bruggeralm or the Fronebenalm. You should allow a further 2 hours for the return journey. Tip: the trail is partially exposed – sure-footedness is required.

 

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Public transport

Direkte Busverbindungen nach Fulpmes.

Getting there

Die Tour startet bei der Bergstation Kreuzjoch, welche mit der Bergbahn der Schlick 2000 erreicht werden kann. An der Talstation befinden sich zahlreiche kostenlose Parkplätze. Die Bergbahn Schlick 2000 wird über die Ortschaft Fulpmes erreicht. Direkte Busverbindungen nach Fulpmes.

Parking

An der Talstation befinden sich zahlreiche kostenlose Parkplätze.

Coordinates

DD
47.145253, 11.306871
DMS
47°08'42.9"N 11°18'24.7"E
UTM
32T 674901 5223887
w3w 
///spire.clapped.sensitivity
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
390 m
Descent
1,122 m
Highest point
2,390 m
Lowest point
1,359 m
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