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Winter Hiking

Ötztal - Piburgersee Winterwanderung

Winter Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Wellerbrücke kurz vor dem Aufstieg
    / Wellerbrücke kurz vor dem Aufstieg
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  • / Eisig kalt lässt im Bach alles erfrieren.
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  • / Zur Brücke
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  • / Imposanter Blick von der Brücke.
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  • / Die Ötzaler Ache.
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  • / Wegweiser beim Aufstieg zum See.
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  • / Der Aufstieg.
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  • / Mühle beim See.
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  • / Blick von Piburg zum See.
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easy
Distance 6.1 km
2:04 h
243 m
243 m

Author’s recommendation

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
969 m
Lowest point
768 m
Best time of year
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Start

Gemeindeamt Oetz (776 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.202630, 10.897333
DMS
47°12'09.5"N 10°53'50.4"E
UTM
32T 643697 5229428
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Destination

Gemeindeamt Oetz

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.202630, 10.897333
DMS
47°12'09.5"N 10°53'50.4"E
UTM
32T 643697 5229428
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • 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 Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.1 km
Duration
2:04 h
Ascent
243 m
Descent
243 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Way cleared

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