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Mountain Hike recommended route

Grieskogl

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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HOCHSÖLDEN -> GRIESKOGL
difficult
Distance 3.3 km
2:30 h
824 m
824 m
A fascinating panoramic view from the summit over the Ötztal and the romantic Pollestal with the glaciated Hohe Geige in Tyrol can be enjoyed by climbing the Grieskogel (2,911 m).

Starting from Hochsölden, the summit can be reached in about 2:30 hours through moderately difficult alpine terrain.

This promising summit hike begins in Hochsölden and first follows the gravel path towards the Rotkogl mountain station. Now it goes on a more narrow path further north. First through alpine and later also over gravelly terrain, the last part before the summit overcomes a small rock step (here you are secured with steel ropes).

In addition to the wonderful view from the Grieskogel summit (2,911 m) to the Hohe Geige or the Daunkögel, with a little luck, you sometimes can also spot some wildlife in the Pollestal.

 

This tour has several options from the starting point:

Option 1: from Hochsölden (2,070 m) it is about 2:30 h to the summit,

Option 2: if you use the Rotkogl gondola, it is 1:45 hours,

Option 3: for the sporty people all the way from Sölden (1,370 m) you have to plan a 4:30 h ascent.

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Updated: March 23, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Grieskogl, 2,888 m
Lowest point
Hochsölden, 2,050 m
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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: 

Tips and hints

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Hochsölden (2,049 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.976948, 10.986329
DMS
46°58'37.0"N 10°59'10.8"E
UTM
32T 651074 5204517
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Destination

Grieskogl

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A fascinating panoramic view from the summit over the Ötztal and the romantic Pollestal with the glaciated Hohe Geige in Tyrol can be enjoyed by climbing the Grieskogel (2,911 m).

Starting from Hochsölden, the summit can be reached in about 2:30 hours through moderately difficult alpine terrain.

This promising summit hike begins in Hochsölden and first follows the gravel path towards the Rotkogl mountain station. Now it goes on a more narrow path further north. First through alpine and later also over gravelly terrain, the last part before the summit overcomes a small rock step (here you are secured with steel ropes).

In addition to the wonderful view from the Grieskogel summit (2,911 m) to the Hohe Geige or the Daunkögel, with a little luck, you sometimes can also spot some wildlife in the Pollestal.

 

This tour has several options from the starting point:

Option 1: from Hochsölden (2,070 m) it is about 2:30 h to the summit,

Option 2: if you use the Rotkogl gondola, it is 1:45 hours,

Option 3: for the sporty people all the way from Sölden (1,370 m) you have to plan a 4:30 h ascent.

Note


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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: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

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 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage
  • Parking Hochsölden
  • parking garage Hochsölden 1. parking lot

All parking is free during the day.

 

Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn

Coordinates

DD
46.976948, 10.986329
DMS
46°58'37.0"N 10°59'10.8"E
UTM
32T 651074 5204517
w3w 
///deliberates.abstraction.complies
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000 

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink. 

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Difficulty
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Distance
3.3 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
824 m
Descent
824 m
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