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Hochkönig (2.941 m) - beeindruckende Skitour durch das Birgkar

· 2 reviews · Ski Touring · Berchtesgaden Alps
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  • Übersichtsbild Birgkar am Hochkönig - Topo
    / Übersichtsbild Birgkar am Hochkönig - Topo
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, AV-alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / unten am Birgkar: Grandlspitz
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / der untere Teil des Birgkar
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / neben der Tour stehen die Teufelshörner (Königsjodler - Seilbrücke erkennbar)
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / der markante Kematstein
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / Blick zurück im oberen Teil des Birgkar
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / es eröffnen sich wunderschöne Ausblicke
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / Schlüsslstelle - Querung unter dem Kematstein
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / Birgkarscharte im Winter
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / Blick von der Scharte zum Gipfel
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / Windkolk - Gletscherrand
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / Hockkönig Gipfel: Matrashaus
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / Hockhönig Gipfelpanorama
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
m 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Parkplatz Stegmoosalm Matrashaus Birgkarscharte
difficult
Distance 12.8 km
8:00 h
1,700 m
1,700 m

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Author
Stefan Stadler 
Update: July 10, 2019
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Hochkönig, 2,941 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz Stegmoosalm, 1,293 m
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Stegmoosalm (1,296 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.394446, 13.074401
DMS
47°23'40.0"N 13°04'27.8"E
UTM
33T 354688 5250796
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Destination

Stegmoosalm

Turn-by-turn directions

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.394446, 13.074401
DMS
47°23'40.0"N 13°04'27.8"E
UTM
33T 354688 5250796
w3w 
///thought.tortellini.drags
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Meine Spur – Skitourenführer Salzburg und angrenzende Gebiete - oder Skitourenführer Österreich Band 1 – Die schönsten Skitouren vom Großglockner bis Wien - beide sind im Online-Shop von freytag & berndt versandkostenfrei erhältlich

Author’s map recommendations

Alpenvereinskarte Nr. 10/2 Hochkönig, Hagengebirge 1:25.000 -  im Online-Shop von freytag & berndt erhältlich

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • 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 Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • 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
(2)
Martin Blum 
July 23, 2018 · Community
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Franz Althuber
July 23, 2018 · Community
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Stefan Stadler 
July 23, 2018 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
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Skitour Birgkar - Klassiker am Hochkönig

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
12.8 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,700 m
Descent
1,700 m
Scenic Out and back Exposed sections Ridge traverse Summit route High-altitude ski tour Clear area Forest

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