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Snowshoe crossing of Verwall

Snowshoeing · Paznaun
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  • / View from Muttenjoch
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  • / Descent into Ochsental
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3-days snowshoehike from Mathon to Partenen, with a climb of the Ostliche Fluhspitze
moderate
Distance 27.7 km
12:39 h
1,864 m
2,279 m
2,652 m
1,051 m
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2,652 m
Lowest point
1,051 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Avalanche equipment and knowledge necessary.

Tips and hints

We slept in a tent, but you can sleep in 2 unmanned huts: 

Start

Busstop Silvretta Tierpark (1,465 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.985576, 10.236570
DMS
46°59'08.1"N 10°14'11.7"E
UTM
32T 594035 5204303
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Destination

Busstop Partenen Church

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus from Landeck-Zams Railwaystation to Silvretta Tier Park.

Bus from Partenen Church to the railwaystation of Tschagguns.

Parking

There is parking at Silvretta Tierpark (easier to access than the parking near Biel which is higher than the road and in het beginning of the season the route can be icy).

Coordinates

DD
46.985576, 10.236570
DMS
46°59'08.1"N 10°14'11.7"E
UTM
32T 594035 5204303
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Alpenvereinkarte (1:25.000): 28/2 ‘Verwallgruppe Mitte’.

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Equipment

Alpine snowshoes (e.g. MSR Lightning Ascent or Tubbs Flex Alp/VRT) necessary for the steeper parts, but the route is not very technical.

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • 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

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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
27.7 km
Duration
12:39 h
Ascent
1,864 m
Descent
2,279 m
Highest point
2,652 m
Lowest point
1,051 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Forest roads Linear route Clear area
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