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The Geier

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  • Geier - mal ein anderes "Gipfelkreuz"
    Geier - mal ein anderes "Gipfelkreuz"
    Photo: Anne W., Tourismusverband Region Hall-Wattens
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The Geier - a popular destination in the Wattener Lizum - Wattenberg
difficult
Distance 3.6 km
2:30 h
820 m
1 m
2,826 m
2,007 m

You won't be on your own.

The tour from the Lizumer hut on the Geier is one of the most popular routes in the Wattener Lizum. That's no surprise as the 2,858-m high mountain is a fantastic spot for skiing technique and for views.The German word Geier means vulture, so at its highest point instead of the usual summit cross, there's a small metal sculpture of the bird of prey.

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Update: February 23, 2018
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,826 m
Lowest point
2,007 m
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Cardinal direction
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Rest stops

Lizumer Hütte

Safety information

Planen Sie Ihre Tour genau und achten Sie auf die jeweilige Lawinensituation!

Tips and hints

http://www.hall-wattens.at/de/skitouren.html

http://www.hall-wattens.at/

http://www.wattenberg.tirol.gv.at/system/web/default.aspx

Start

Lizumerhütte - Wattenberg (2,007 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.167062, 11.641289
DMS
47°10'01.4"N 11°38'28.6"E
UTM
32T 700173 5227114
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Destination

Lizumerhütte - Wattenberg

Turn-by-turn directions

Situated above the tree-line, the tour's starting point, the Lizumer hut at 2,019m, affords a fine view out over the valley and towards the south along what is mostly a pre-tracked route down into the valley floor. Leisurely to start with, the terrain then rises in a south-westerly direction to around 2,650m. There then follows a steeper east-facing slope to the striking summing plateau, from where there is a stunning view, the best part being towards the Tux main ridge.

There are a number of options for the downhill route from the Geier. The classic one runs alongside the uphill trail via some fantastic slopes as far as the Lizumer hut. It is advisable to follow the marked ski descent into the valley. This follows the right-hand side of the valley usually along a narrow track. It is sometimes the case that in the spring the lowest section of the descent is already clear of snow, so it is worth asking the hut manager about the conditions.

 

This tour can be extended from Walchen - in which case there is an elevation gain of 1,450m and climbing time increases by approx. 2 hours.

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Public transport

Es besteht die Möglichkeit Wattens von Innsbruck bzw. Hall i. T. mit der Linie 4125 zu erreichen.

Von dort mit dem Taxi zum Lager Walchen, ab hier selbstständig zur Hütte.

Getting there

Mit dem PKW ist die Anreise am besten über die Inntalautobahn A12  und die Ausfahrt 61-Wattens möglich. 

Parking

Parkplatz Lager Walchen

Coordinates

DD
47.167062, 11.641289
DMS
47°10'01.4"N 11°38'28.6"E
UTM
32T 700173 5227114
w3w 
///tramples.haunting.remand
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Rating

5.0
(2)
Jan Bruns 
February 23, 2019 · Community
Einfach nur herrlich!
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Nikolas Michetschläger
April 05, 2018 · Community
Aufstieg zum Geier
Photo: Nikolas Michetschläger, Community

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
820 m
Descent
1 m
Highest point
2,826 m
Lowest point
2,007 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Clear area
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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