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Seven Summits - Hoher Burgstall Variant 1 (Fulpmes)

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m 2800 2700 2600 2500 2400 2300 2200 2100 2000 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Bergstation Schlick 2000 Parkplatz Schlick 2000 Panoramarestaurant Kreuzjoch Panoramarestaurant Kreuzjoch Starkenburger Hütte Sennjochhütte Sennjochhütte
Distance 7.9 km
3:00 h
500 m
902 m
2,565 m
2,096 m
Of average height and beautiful shape – this description may fit to several mountains in the Stubai Alps. However, with this summit, it is the plainness that surprises. At the Hoher Burgstall many a mountaineer may not expect to discover anything new because the summit is the easiest to hike of all the Seven Summits. However, this mountain full of views at the southwest end of the Kalkkögel mountain range teaches the alpinists to think differently. As a powerful limestone mass of intrusive rock based on primary rock, the Hoher Burgstall convincingly shows diversity of the Stubai mountains, and not only offers exciting views but also a variety of insights.

First impression
On days with good weather and clear views, the peak of Hoher Burgstall opens up a unique 360° panorama from the Karwendel mountain range over the Zillertal Alps and the mountains of the Gschnitztal up to the glaciers around the Zuckerhütl and the Franz-Senn-Hütte.


Great men
Sir Edmund Hillary, first climber of the Mount Everest in the year 1953, marked his first summit in the Alps four years before by conquering the Hoher Burgstall. However, much stronger than this is the connection of Franz Senn to Alpinism in the Stubai. Born 1831 in Längenfeld, he came to Neustift as a priest in 1881 and formed the touristic developments in the valley. He was a dedicated mountaineer and educated youth to be carriers and mountain guides. He produced maps including hiking times by means of his own expenses and introduced guiding fees. His mountain guides had to fix trails, secure paths and mark routes when they were not on the go in the mountains. In 1869, he founded the German Alpine Association together with three companions from Munich. Its purpose was to promote mountaineering as an experience. The only record of the clergyman Franz Senn’s own mountaineering activities in the Stubai valley can be found in the memory of his ascent of the Hoher Burgstall in July 1881. Unfortunately, his dream of an alpine hut at the Alpeiner Ferner was not realized before his death, however later thanks to the Austrian Alpine Association’s section of Innsbruck.

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Update: June 18, 2021
Highest point
2,565 m
Lowest point
2,096 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Starkenburger Hütte

Safety information

Hiking (red mountain track) – short rope secured passages, short exposed section close to the peak.

Tips and hints


Fulpmes - Bergstation Schlick2000 (2,096 m)
47.145151, 11.306912
47°08'42.5"N 11°18'24.9"E
32T 674905 5223876


Hoher Burgstall

Turn-by-turn directions

From the top station Kreuzjoch, start walking the easy-ascending panoramic path in the direction of Starkenburger Hütte. After the Sennjochhütte, follow the signs to Hoher Burgstall. The path leads uphill over the ridge, then turns right and passes underneath the south wall of the Niederer Burgstall. Then the path leads through a well secured channel of rocks winding its way up to the summit of the Hoher Burgstall, the last part going directly along the ridge.
Duration: 3 hours to ascend.

The descent goes over the south side of the summit to the Starkenburger Hütte (2,237 m a.s.l.). From the hut, the path leads uphill for about 300 meters vertical height back to the top station of Schlick 2000. Alternatively, the descent can be made to the Kaserstattalm (1,890 m a.s.l.) and from there on to the Froneben Alm (1,350 m a.s.l.), located at the middle station of Schlick 2000.


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Public transport

From Innsbruck main train station direct bus to Fulpmes.

Getting there

From the Olympic city of Innsbruck you reach the Stubai valley via the Brenner motorway ( Europe Bridge ) , exit Schönberg - continue to Fulpmes . The ground  station of Schlick2000 is signposted from Fulpmes.


There are plenty of free parking at the ground station .


47.145151, 11.306912
47°08'42.5"N 11°18'24.9"E
32T 674905 5223876
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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
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  • 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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Julia .
August 25, 2020 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour, aber als leicht einzustufen finde ich tatsächlich etwas gewagt. Stellenweise ausgesetzt und die hier beschriebene Variante ist nicht nur Stahlseilversichert, sondern erfordert doch einiges an Krakselei. Hab heute daher den Südanstieg gewählt und auch hier ist, neben etwas krakseln, Trittsicherheit unbedingt erforderlich. Der Ausblick ist atemberaubend und daher kann ich die Tour nur empfehlen.
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Christian Zell 
August 14, 2020 · Community
Eins vorneweg: die Tour ist wunderschön und bietet fantastische Blicke in die Stubaier Berge und ins Inntal. ABER: hier eine „leichte“ Einwertung abzugeben halte ich für nicht angemessen. Es gibt etliche Stellen und Passagen die „ausgesetzt“ sind und absolute Trittsicherheit voraussetzen. Also nichts für ängstlichere Gemüter 🙂
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Klaus Reichelt
September 04, 2019 · Community
Wirklich atemberaubende Tour. 5 Sterne. Und Jan hat recht. Bei „Direktzugang“ wie beschrieben auf den Gipfel - ist mit Sicherheit nicht (leicht). Ich finde selbst Mittel (für Wanderung) ist für die 10-15m klettern schon nicht mehr richtig.
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7.9 km
3:00 h
500 m
902 m
Highest point
2,565 m
Lowest point
2,096 m
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