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Kreuzspitze (3.455 m) - Der Hausberg der Martin Busch Hütte

· 4 reviews · Alpine Route · Oetztal Alps · open
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  • Die Martin Busch Hütte - unser Ausgangspunkt
    / Die Martin Busch Hütte - unser Ausgangspunkt
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  • / Panoramablick von der Hütte
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  • / Blick zur Similaunhütte am Niederjoch
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  • / Der kleine See am Wegesrand
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  • / Schneefelder - Im Frühjahr immer anzutreffen
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  • / Kreuzkogel - Nachbar der Kreuzspitze
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  • / Am Gipfelgrat
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  • / Nicht mehr weit zum Gipfel
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  • / Der aussichtsreiche Gipfel
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  • / Sicht auf die Martin Busch Hütte vom ersten Wegabschnitt
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open
moderate
Distance 5.7 km
4:30 h
930 m
930 m

Author’s recommendation

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Author
Eduard Gruber 
Update: April 02, 2017
Difficulty
F moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Kreuzspitze, 3,455 m
Lowest point
Martin Busch Hütte, 2,501 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Martin-Busch-Hütte

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Martin Busch Hütte 2.501 m (2,498 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Martin Busch Hütte 2.501 m

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

AV-Karte 1 - 25:000, Blatt 30/1 Gurgl.

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • 35-45 liter rucksack  (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Hiking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • B2 or B3 mountaineering boots
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Ice axes (basic or technical with hammer and adze as required)
  • C2-C3 crampons with anti-balling plates (as required by route and to match boots)  
  • Single rope
  • Half ropes
  • Twin ropes
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  • Set of nuts
  • Double set of nuts
  • Small nuts
  • Medium nuts
  • Large nuts
  • Nut tool
  • Tricam(s)
  • Ball nut(s)
  • (Active) Camming device(s) for wider cracks such as the Gipsy
  • Hexentric(s)
  • Progress capture pulley(s) such as the Petzl Traxion
  • Micro ascender(s) such as the Petzl TiBloc
  • Pitons and hammer
  • Set of ice screws
  • Short ice screws
  • Medium ice screws
  • Long ice screws
  • V-Thread tool
  • 2x Harness tool holder such as the Ice Clipper or Caritool
  • Quickdraws
  • Locking device

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
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Oliver Vogelsang
September 30, 2018 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 27, 2018
In der Gipfelscharte eröffnet sich der Blick übers schattige Niedertal zum Ramolkamm.
Photo: Oliver Vogelsang, Community
Der Gipfel wirkt wie eine Marslandschaft.
Photo: Oliver Vogelsang, Community
Aussicht vom Gipfel auf die Hintereisspitzen und den Gepatschferner. Unten im Rofental leuchtet das Hochjoch-Hospiz in der Sonne.
Photo: Oliver Vogelsang, Community
Südwestblick vom Gipfel über den restlichen Kreuzkamm
Photo: Oliver Vogelsang, Community
Marzellferner und Similaun glänzen in der Mittagssonne überm Brizzisee.
Photo: Oliver Vogelsang, Community
Obelisk-artige Felsformationen säumen den Weg durch die Geröllfelder.
Photo: Oliver Vogelsang, Community
Eszter Frindt
September 22, 2018 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 25, 2018
Der verläuft neben einem kleinen Bergsee
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Schneereste - unproblematisch
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Gipeflgrat
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Gipfel
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:)
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Photos from others

In der Gipfelscharte eröffnet sich der Blick übers schattige Niedertal zum Ramolkamm.
Der Gipfel wirkt wie eine Marslandschaft.
Aussicht vom Gipfel auf die Hintereisspitzen und den Gepatschferner. Unten im Rofental leuchtet das Hochjoch-Hospiz in der Sonne.
Südwestblick vom Gipfel über den restlichen Kreuzkamm
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Status
open
Reviews
Difficulty
F moderate
Distance
5.7 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
930 m
Descent
930 m
Out and back Scenic Summit route Refreshment stops available

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