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Mountain Hike recommended route

Hoher Seeblaskogel 3235m - Längenfeld/Gries

Mountain Hike · Laengenfeld
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  • Gries
    / Gries
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal
  • / Winnebachseehütte
    Photo: Jochen Pfaff, DAV Sektion Hof
  • / Bachfalle
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Büro Längenfeld, Ötztal
m 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Winnebachseehütte
GRIES -> Winnebach -> Winnebachsee Hütte -> HOHER SEEBLASKOGEL
Distance 8.2 km
5:00 h
1,671 m
41 m
From the car park at the edge of Gries you follow the road to Winnebach, then turn into the path in the direction of Winnebachseehütte. Leaving behind the wood-covered region, you pass several avalanche-prone areas. The perfectly maintained trail winds its way steeply uphill, on the right hand side you find the rushing "Bachfalle" waters of Winnebach brook. Hiking time: approx. 2 hours. Once reached the hut, you proceed to the lake's run-off area and further on to the terrace located above. Past picture-book glacier polish terrain in eastern direction to the three marvelous mountain lakes. Continue through rock-strewn and grass-covered terrain to the Bachfalleferner glacier snout.

Where the trail branches off you follow the upper part of the route, circling an eyecatching rock column leading towards a secluded side valley. Past the high Alpine cirque you get to gravel and snow-covered fields that take you up to the ridge on a small saddleback. A short downhill trail merges into the upper part of Grüntatzenferner glacier where you cross the basin and proceed to the eastern saddleback and – through a rock-strewn part – to the summit.


Author’s recommendation

This mountain tour can also be extended well as a circumnavigation of the Hohe Seeblaskogel.
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Update: October 13, 2020
Highest point
3,235 m
Lowest point
1,585 m
Best time of year

Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountain

experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good

weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report:


Gries (1,584 m)
47.070231, 11.024817
47°04'12.8"N 11°01'29.3"E
32T 653733 5214958


Hoher Seeblaskogel

Turn-by-turn directions

The ascent from Gries to the Winnebachsee hut takes about 2 hours. Behind the Winnebachseehütte right over the bridge  and eastwards over a distinct moraine back upwards with a short detour to the "Ernst Riml Spitz". On a flat ground and at the signposted path straight ahead direction Hoher Seeblaskogel steeper upwards, until you reach directly above the glacier lake of the Bachfallenferner's the next signposted junction. Left northwards over scree upwards in a further Kar (well marked) and continue over Blockwerk on the broad northeast ridge, where one sees for the first time in the Längental down. At the broad back still a short northward to a cairn with prayer flags, a few meters steeper downhill into a ridge and at the signboard obliquely downwards on the green paws far (not further on the ridge as in some maps marked!). Via the firn field up into the saddle to the right (east) from the summit and in slight block climbing on the east ridge to the highest point with summit cross.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the

train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local

taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here:


Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the

longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the

entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country

roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps



The following parking facilities are available in Gries:

Gries at the end of the village - (chargeable)


47.070231, 11.024817
47°04'12.8"N 11°01'29.3"E
32T 653733 5214958
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.


Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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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8.2 km
5:00 h
1,671 m
41 m
Scenic Summit route


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