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Ascents to Olpererhütte

Direct ascent

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
Schlegeisspeicher (1,795 m) along the Riepenbach on route No. 502 to Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - ascent: 600 m 

HIKING TIME
approximately 1 ½ hours 

CHARACTER - RED
Constant increasing and narrow, but sheltered trail with wonderful views of the glaciers of the peaks of the  Zillertaler Alps like Möseler, Schwarzenstein, Hochfeiler as well as Hochferner and the Schlegeisspeicher (marked). 

DESCRIPTION

From the car park proceed along the road of the lake in a southwesterly direction. Cross the Riepenbach stream - just behind the Riepenbach the track starts to the right (northwest) - first through forest and afterwards over switchbacks through pine trees along the creek - crossing of the Riepenbach in the open field - farther north over grassy slopes, at the end over switchbacks to the hut.

 


Ascent via Neumarkter Runde

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
On the Neumarkter Runde (track No. 535) from Schlegeisspeicher (1,795 m) to Unterschrammachkar (2,300 m) continue on path no.  502 for Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - ascent: 650 m 

HIKING TIME
approximately 3 ½ hours 

CHARACTER – RED
Constant ascending, but sheltered trail - the Neumarkter Runde always offers wonderful views of the surrounding peaks and Schlegeisspeicher. Also the ascent through the Unterschrammachkar offers wonderful deep views (marked). 

DESCRIPTION
from the car park proceed along the road of the lake in a southwesterly direction approximately 1.5 km to Zamsergrund - from this point through pines southwesterly on the track No. 535 through the Unterschrammachkar – at the crossing with the track no. 502 to the north along track no. 502, then eastwards and again north on the panorama trail to Olpererhütte. 


Ascent via Friesenberghaus

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
On the track No. 532 from Schlegeisspeicher (1,795 m) via Friesenbergalm (2,036 m) to Friesenberghaus (2,498 m), continue via Berlin Höhenweg (track No. 526) to 2,600 m and continue to Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - ascent: 830 m 

HIKING TIME
approximately 4 ½ hours 

CHARACTER - BLACK
easy hike, no exposed areas (marked).

DESCRIPTION
From the car park at Schlegeisspeicher passing the Dominikushütte through a beautiful pine forest to Friesenbergalm, then in the Lapenkar - the trail goes right through the valley in switchbacks to Friesenberghaus - from here westward just down to the Friesenbergsee and again steeply uphill to the Berliner Höhenweg - turn left and walk on a slightly falling way to Olpererhütte.