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Tuxer Joch Haus via Friesenbergscharte

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - on Berliner Höhenweg (track No. 526) to Friesenberghaus (2,498 m) – ascent to Friesenbergscharte (2,912 m) - descent to Spannagelhaus (2,531 m) - Tuxer Joch Haus (2,313 m) in Tuxertal

HIKING TIME
approximately 6 hours

CHARACTER – BLACK
The ascent to Friesenbergscharte is at the top very steep and secured with short pieces of ropes and clips – it is also accordingly exposed. The descent to Spannagelhaus is today without glacier crossings (in old maps the crossing is still marked), but sometimes pathless, but very well marked, over rough boulders.

DESCRIPTION
From the Olpererhütte over the suspension bridge eastwards of the Berliner Höhenweg to a point above the Friesenbergsee - at the fork we follow the track to the Friesenbergscharte (track No. 526), in steep switchbacks up to Friesenbergscharte - The ascent to Friesenbergscharte is at the top very steep and secured with short pieces of ropes and clips – and is accordingly exposed - after reaching the gap, we descend below the Hoher Riffler and the Gefrorene Wandspitzen over boulders steeply downhill - the well-marked path will become flat and it goes in ups and downs over more boulder fields - within sight of the hut we cross a suspension bridge over a glacial stream and hike over stairs on a narrow trail - soon the trail widens to a track which we follow to the Spannagelhaus, later down on a paved way and at the end up to the Tuxer Joch Haus


Tuxer Joch Haus via Riepensattel

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
Olpererhütte (2,389 m) – Riepensattel (3,072 m) - descent to Spannagelhaus (2,531 m) - Tuxer Joch Haus (2,313 m) in Tuxertal

HIKING TIME
approximately 5 - 6 hours

CHARACTER – RED
Moderate high alpine tour - equipment for glacier and alpine hikes necessary

DESCRIPTION
From the hut follow the trail northwards "Olperer" - first slightly uphill and easy until it forks and runs westerly in a rough block field - from the junction you reach the south ridge – follow the right track to the Olperer - the track runs at first over boulders and the south-east ridge to the about 30 ° inclined snowfield Schneegupf – cross the snowfield northeastward on a pathless track and go down to the Riepensattel, afterwards cross the Gefrorene-Wandspitzen-Kees to the Spannagelhaus, later down on a paved way and at the end up to the Tuxer Joch Haus


Friesenberghaus

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - on Berliner Höhenweg (track No. 526) to Friesenberghaus (2,498 m)

HIKING TIME
approximately 2 hours

CHARACTER – RED
Very nice and simple hut hike!

DESCRIPTION 
From the Olpererhütte over the suspension bridge eastwards of the Berliner Höhenweg to a point above the Friesenbergsee - at the fork we do not follow the track to the Friesenbergscharte, we follow the steeply increasing turns to the Friesenbergsee and runs up to the Friesenberghaus.


Geraer Hütte via Alpeiner Scharte

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - via track No. 502 to Alpeiner Scharte (2,957 m) - descent to Geraer Hütte (2,324 m) - ascent: 600 m

HIKING TIME
approximately 4 hours

CHARACTER
A high alpine mountain hike in Olperer area - only recommended for experienced hikers, proper equipment, condition and a head for heights is required.

DESCRIPTION

We follow from the Olpererhütte on the Neumarkter Runde - it runs in a southerly direction away from the hut - after the descent into Unterschrammachkar we follow the signs to Geraer Hütte. Here we can see as the lowest transition the Alpeiner Scharte between the peak of Schrammacher on the left and the peaks of Fußstein and Olperer on the right. Follow now the mark straight towards the Alpeiner Scharte. Cross the water channel that was washed out deep during the thunder storm on 26/08/2012. On the other side you can see the trail markers, but you must descend a few meters to cross the channel safely. In the upper area a small stream is crossed on smooth rocks, this part is secured with a rope. Now the track goes to the left over a scree slope and over blocks until you reach a large rock with a striking cairn. From there you can ascend in steep terrain with slippery and fine gravel to the gap.
From the gap at first descend over steep scree, always below the big rock wall on the right, until you reach the remains of the mine with latticed gallery entrance, the site of a cable car and the foundations of the barracks. From here you can see the Geraer Hütte. Follow the track long time over flat scree slope.


Pfitscherjochhaus via Unterschrammachkar 

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - via track No. 502 to Unterschrammachkar (2,300 m) – continue on track No. 528 to Pfitscherjochhaus (2,276 m) - ascent: 400 m

HIKING TIME
approximately 4 hours

CHARACTER – RED
Tour along narrow rocky and boulder trails with few exposed areas.

DESCRIPTION
We follow the sign Neumarkter Runde from the Olpererhütte - it runs in a southerly direction away from the hut after the descent into Unterschrammachkar we follow the signs to Pfitscherjochhaus - on the trail, we circle the Ameiskopf and run on narrow paths towards the Italian border – from the crossing of the Zamser Bach it is still a short hike to Pfitscherjochhaus.


Furtschaglhaus via Berliner Höhenweg 

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - descent on track No. 502 to Schlegeisspeicher (1,795 m) - past Zamsgatterl and continue on track No. 502 along the Schlegeisspeicher to Furtschaglhaus (2,295 m) - ascent: 500 m

HIKING TIME
approximately 4 hours

CHARACTER – RED
The Zillertaler Runde or Berliner Höhenweg leads through the heart of the mountain nature park Zillertaler Alps - from the Gamshütte to the Karl-von-Edel-Hütte. Tremendous views of the glaciated high mountains await the hiker, as well as wonderful insights into the natural beauty of the alpine landscape. The trail is a challenging route for experienced hikers. The hikers, who make the entire distance cover in about a week more than 70 kilometers and climb a total of 6700 meters of altitude.

The daily stages of the high-altitude route lead along existing roads and trails in the alpine and high alpine terrain. It has been deliberately made sure that no glaciers and rocky passages are crossed and no climbs with ropes are existed. Nevertheless, alpine dangers should not be underestimated. A good climbing equipment, endurance and sure-footedness are always required; at each a head for heights is also necessary! Note: In June and July can still snow in the transitions is.

DESCRIPTION
Steeply down, then southwards almost flat over the meadows and over the Riepenbach - now down in switchbacks and on trail to Schlegeisspeicher - on the road to the right and immediately after the big parking lot across the bridge and turn left on to Zamsgatterl - from there on the road to the end of the lake and across the creek to the fork of the track –go right here and reach the Schlegeiskees after 1 km slightly uphill until the ascent to the hut turns to the left (east) – there are many turns of steep slopes between Wasserleklamm and Furtschaglbach up and afterwards most recently rising over the meadows to Furtschaglhaus.


Long-distance hiking trail from Munich to Venice 

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
10th stage: Tuxer Joch Haus – Olpererhütte
Tuxer Joch Haus (2,313 m) - Spannagelhaus (2,531 m) on track No. 526 to Friesenbergscharte (2,912 m) - continue to Friesenberghaus (2,498 m) - via Berliner Höhenweg (track No. 526) to Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - ascent: 490 m

11th stage: Olpererhütte – Stein
Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - on track No. 502 to Unterschrammachkar (2,300 m) - continue on track No. 528 to Pfitscherjochhaus (2,276 m) - descent to Stein (1,565 m) - ascent: 460 m

HIKING TIME
10th stage approximately 6 hours
11th stage approximately 5 ½ hours

CHARACTER 
There exist many trails across the Alps. In addition to the European long-distance hiking trails there are the classic mountain passes like the Brenner, where people crossed of the mountains for many centuries. What is special about the dream path as described by Ludwig Graßler in his first book "Walking across the Alps?" What gives it its charm? The answer is simple: it passes many of the most scenic places in the eastern Alps, avoids the all too blighted places in the Alps and allow us in a relatively short period (28 days of hiking) to cross the Alps from Munich to the Adriatic.

DESCRIPTION
From the valley of the Inn, only 500 m high, you climb in the next few days up to Friesenbergscharte, with an altitude of nearly 3,000 meter the highest point of the dream-path. Despite the altitude no equipment for glacier and alpine hikes are necessary. The ice fields of the Tux glacier and the Olperer will be bypassed on this tour. After a night in the Olpererhütte you proceed to the border to Italy. Previously this border was well guarded; even at Pfitscherjoch was a frontier home. In the times of the Schengen Agreement and the Euro you can only recognize that you have left Austria because of the road signs.


Crossing of Olperer

COURSE OF THE TRAIL
Olpererhütte (2,389 m) - Riepenkar - Olperer (3,476 m) - Wildlahnerscharte (3,254 m) – Skiing region Hintertux - ascent: 1,090 Hm

HIKING TIME
approximately 8 - 9 hours

CHARACTER – BLACK
Demanding and alpine hiking trail - Climbing in the second grade - (equipment for glacier and alpine hikes necessary) to secure on ridge -. the ascent of the SO-ridge is easier than the north ridge and provided with brackets and steel cable - the north ridge is provided with iron clamps - with rope and quickdraws can be secured well continuously (climbing level II), it would be released sometimes more difficult - the first few meters down the ridge are very steep (35 °), crampons and ice axe are required - from the glaciers from Wildlahnerscharte on is also a ski resort, so you travel in a basically secured area. Nevertheless, beware of crevasse!

DESCRIPTION
From the hut follow the trail northwards "Olperer" - first slightly uphill and without difficulty until it forks and runs westerly in a rough block field - from the junction you reach the south ridge – follow the right track to the Olperer- the track runs at first over boulders and the south-east ridge to the about 30 ° inclined snowfield Schneegupf – at first flat, but later on steep snow and ice rink to the nearly horizontal snow ridge – on this snow ridge until the beginning of the rock - from here on slightly rocky terrain on the left (westward) to the beginning of the rope holding insurance. This runs to the proper south east ridge (END of the ROPE INSURANCE!) - from here in an unsecured area, partly exposed along the ridge to a rock tower, this one bypass on the right (climbing level II) - then in a few minutes to the summit - the descent is now the northeast ridge – we descend directly on the ridge – with help of some iron staples - just before reaching the Wildlahnerscharte, leaving the ridge to the left (west) and descend via a steep snow field - now through the gap and on the ski slopes of the Hintertux glacier to the Riepensattel between Olperer and Gefrorene Wandspitzen – return from the gap to the south across the Großen Riepenkees to the track No. 502 - now on as the ascent to Olpererhütte.