Hoch Tirol stage 5: Rudolfshütte – Stüdlhütte

Stage to the “base camp” of Großglockner

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altitude meters uphill
1670 m
highest point
3086 m
walking time uphill
6:30 h
22.8 km
altitude meters downhill
1580 m
starting point:
Rudolfshütte (
destination point:
Stüdlhütte (2.802m)
best season:

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21°C/70°F °C


From Rudolfshütte, you ascend again over Sonnblickkees, then cross below Granatscharte to the left to the eastern ridge of Granatspitze, where you reach a ski depot at around 3000 m. You reach the peak after block climbing along the steep eastern ridge. After the descent to the ski depot, a pleasant descent over Kalser Tauernkees into the valley Dorfertal awaits you. You go past the lake Dorfersee to Kalser Tauernhaus, where you switch to the left side of the valley. Then there is a long and flat stretch out of the valley, through the – often icy – tunnel in Daberklamm to the inn Gasthof Taurer at 1521 m, and from there with bus no. 952 or a taxi to Lucknerhaus at 1920 m. From Lucknerhaus you follow the roadway over the floor of the valley Ködnitztal to the valley station of the goods cable car at around 2100 m, where you switch to the right and follow Sommerweg across a steep slope to Lucknerhütte. It is fairly flat to 2400 m. From the so-called “Blaue Wandeln” then some serpentine bends to the “Viehböden” and in a northwesterly direction along the basin to Stüdlhütte at 2802 m.

Day 5 option:

Alpine centre Rudolfshütte (2311 m) – ascent to Obere Ödenwinkelscharte (3228 m), a climb of 917 altitude metres – descent over Pasterze towards Oberwalderhütte (bypass on the north side from Johannisberg) – crossing above Hufeisenbruch and ascent to Schneewinkelscharte (3412 m), a climb of 310 altitude metres – crossing from Romariswand (3511 m) – descent Teischnitzkees to Stüdlhütte (2801 m), descent 710 altitude metres.


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