SKI TOUR Hochfirst 3400m

Length:

1 day

Difficulty:


Participants

1-3 Persons

Difficult alpine tour to a shapely summit in the Gurgler Kamm. Particularly impressive is the extremely steep upper NW flank as well as the racy ascent at the transition from the Gaisbergferner to the Hochfirstferner, a very solid hairpin bend technique is indispensable here. Fantastic views of the Gaisbergferner with its hanging glacier and the Pfelderer Tal valley as well as the numerous three-thousand-metre peaks of the Ötztal Alps.
A highlight!


TIP:
By using both sections of the Hohe Mut cable car, we save a good 450m of ascent and start the day with a 200m descent.


Walking time:
Obergurgl - summit: approx. 5-6h
Hohe Mut mountain station - summit: approx. 4h

Altitude difference:
Obergurgl - summit: 1500 hm
Hohe Mut mountain station - summit: 1000 hm

Dates:


  • Booking date Tu, 1. nov. 2022 - Tu, 30. may 2023 € 215.-

Bookable daily on request from the beginning of December until mid-May


FARES:
3 participants - €215/person
2 participants - €300/person
1 participant - €560/person

Included services:
Organisation
Supervision and guidance by state-certified mountain guide/ski guide

Additional costs:
Climbing harness: €5
Crampons: €5
possibly lift costs
Poss. parking fees
Poss. rental equipment (touring equipment,...)

 

Equipment list ski tour:

Technical equipment

  • Touring skis with touring bindings *
  • Ski poles (adjustable in length) *
  • Touring ski boots (with treaded sole) *
  • Adhesive skins *
  • Crampons *
  • Backpack (approx. 30-45 litres, with ski attachment)
  • Ski helmet
  • Crampons ***
  • Climbing harness with carabiner ***
  • Ice axe ***

Emergency equipment

  • Avalanche transceiver **
  • Avalanche shovel **
  • Avalanche probe **
  • Bivouac sack**
  • First aid kit (incl. emergency blanket, blister plaster!)

Provisions

  • Thermos bottle (min. 1-1.5 litres)
  • Tour food (depending on preference - e.g. muesli/fruit bars, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate)


Clothing

  • Functional underwear
  • Pullover/jacket (fleece, softshell, wool)
  • Softshell jacket
  • possibly light down jacket/gilet
  • Anorak (waterproof/windproof)
  • Ski touring trousers (softshell, Gore, ...)
  • Hat
  • Thinner gloves (... for the ascent)
  • warm gloves (... for the descent)
  • Ski goggles
  • Sun protection (cap, bandana, ...)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip protection

For overnight stays in huts:

  • Hut sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • Charging cable, power bank
  • earplugs
  • possibly hut shoes
  • AV ID card if available
  • Cash


* can be hired in sports shops for a fee
** can be rented free of charge at the Alpincenter
*** can be rented at the Alpincenter for a fee