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Crossing of the Höfats Mountain

· 7 reviews · Mountain Hike · Allgäu
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  • Höfats
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
m 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Gerstrubener-Alpe Dietersbach-Alpe Höfats (2258 m) Älpelesattel Gerstrubener-Alpe Hölltobel Marienkapelle Marienkapelle Hölltobel
Distance 13.2 km
7:00 h
1,045 m
940 m
Round trip from Lake Christlessee through the river valley Dietersbach up to Höfats, one of the most popular summits of the alps in the Allgäu

We climb the Höfats, which is situated south of Oberstdorf between the valleys Oytal and Dietersbachtal. The grassy mountain is regarded the landmark of the alps in the Allgäu and furthermore popular for its distinct alpine flora. Our way leads us through a long-drawn-out river valley and on a narrow meanderring path up to the four peaks of the Höfats, which have almost the same height and which give the mountain its characteristic look. There are two pairs of peaks, which are separated through deep wind gaps. The tour is quite demanding, due to steep grassy slopes and rock ledges, particularly since there are to little or no protection rails. The tour should be done by experienced hikers only.

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True to the slogan “Only on new paths you leave visible traces” I am a passionate hiker and explorer. I love to be in the mountains, regardless of the activity. I am the founder and CEO of Outdooractive, thus turning my hobby into a career spending my whole time with my passion. By the way, we are always looking for people to join our team at Outdooractive, maybe you will find your future job here:

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Leo Beck 
October 21, 2021 · Community
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Michael Sedlacek
September 19, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 14, 2019
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Nina Bartmann
October 16, 2017 · Outdooractive Editors
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Rough pathway of the tour from the bivouac box on (red circle)
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