Hochjoch-Hospiz (2.412 m) –> Brandenburger Haus (3.274 m)
HOCHJOCH-HOSPIZ (2.412 m) –> BRANDENBURGER HOUSE (3.274 m)
Route: Climbing, Path Requirements: Walking security, basic level of dizziness, high alpine experience; Mountain path black, intermittent alpine route Difficulties: Passage over the boiler wall remover (columns); Mountain guide recommended Equipment: normal hiking equipment, crampons, pimples according to circumstances; In any case rope; Climbing up: from Vent through the "Hochjoch-Hospiz", the "Brandenburger Haus" (cross-country skiing trail) Rofental to Hochjoch-Hospiz (about 2,5 h ascent, about 2 h descent)
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Hochjoch-Hospiz Brandenburger Haus
Trittsicherheit, Grundmaß an Schwindelfreiheit, hochalpine Erfahrung; abschnittsweise alpine Route
Passage über den Kesselwandferner (Spalten); Bergführer empfohlen
It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.
Hochjoch Hospiz (2.412 m) - Brandenburger House (3.274 m)
A Majestic Glacier Castle
Brandenburger Haus (3274 meters) is perched on the edge of a rock above Kesselwandferner and offers great views of the spectacular mountain scenery. The Ötztal Alps’ highest refuge is often nicknamed “glacier castle”. All routes to Brandenburger Haus lead through glacier ice; the hike from Hochjochhospiz to Brandenburger Haus takes you across Kesselwandferner. From Hochjochhospiz the trail first climbs leisurely along switchbacks through rather steep meadows and then ascends steeply. The well-maintained trail then travels through a steep and rocky slope without any altitude gain before it climbs steeply once more. The views down to the crevasse and icefalls of Kesselwandferner are simply spectacular! At approx. 3000 meters you reach the relatively flat and crevasse- free glacier. The route through the glacier is fairly easy to follow thanks Thomas Pirpamer who marked it with long poles. Nonetheless: roping-up is essential here! It takes about an hour to cross the glacier in a western / northwestern direction. The last section of the tour takes you through boulders up to Brandenburger Haus which affords spectacular panoramic views. Weißkugel, Tirol’s most beautiful mountain according to some, is one of the countless peaks you can see from the refuge.
Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at
Vent is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps
The following parking facilities are available in Vent:
In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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