+ THROUGH THE WILD KARWENDEL
+ WONDERFUL STAGES
+ REGIONAL AND TRADITIONAL FOOD
+ GRAT HIKE
Karwendel - that is the epitome of untouched nature and rugged peaks, of austere beauty and wild solitude. To hike through this elemental part of the Northern Alps on a high-altitude trail seems very presumptuous at first. The Karwendel-Höhenweg, however, cleverly finds the weak points between the inaccessible mountain ranges and can be done well and with pleasure by sure-footed and experienced hikers accompanied by a mountain guide. However, nothing is given away. The paths are narrow and sometimes incredibly exposed, they are called Gipfelstürmer-, Adler- and Goetheweg or even Wilde-Bande-Steig. The fact that we don't conquer any summits on the Gipfelstürmerweg, don't get to see any eagles on the Adlerweg and walk the Goetheweg more as well-behaved mountaineers than as a wild gang, is not a problem! All in all, the names fit somehow. In the steep cirque to the Frau Hitt-Scharte we actually feel like budding summit strikers, on the Adlerweg we have a bird's eye view of the Tyrolean capital and yes, wild must have been the gang that came up with paths like from the Stempenjoch to the Lafatscherjoch through the steepest rock and craggy terrain.
Another special feature of the Karwendelhöhenweg is the excellent support points: The food is excellent - prepared with love and from regional ingredients - the hut evenings leave enough time to "dig" into the eventful Karwendel history or simply for good conversation over beer and wine (or another drink). All in all, the Karwendelhöhenweg is one of the most beautiful and eventful high-altitude trails in the Alps!
Program and process
Day 1: Thurday
Meeting point in the early afternoon and ascent from Zirl through a veritable fairytale forest to the Solsteinhaus (1806m).
Day 2: Friday
The dream and key stage from the Solsteinhaus via the Gipfelstürmer- and Adlerweg to the Pfeishütte. Especially the partly wire-rope-secured transition over the 2270m high Frau Hitt Sattel is extremely spectacular and quite demanding. From the Seegrube follows pure enjoyment, a dream panorama path over the Hafelekar and over the Götheweg to the Pfeishütte (1922m).
Day 3: Saturday
Hard to believe that there are still increases - the Stempeljochspitze (2529m) offers an excellent overview of the entire Karwendel, the descent from the Stempeljoch requires full concentration once again, then it is surprisingly easy over the Wilde-Bande-Steig to the eagle's nest of the Bettelwurfhütte (2077m).
Day 4: Sunday
Only one descent, but it is of the very best and leads spectacularly down into Halltal. On the transfer back to Zirl you can admire many passages of the Karwendel-Höhenweg again from below.
Change of program
All courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out according to the safety standards of the VIVALPIN Mountain and Ski School with qualified mountain guides. An adjustment of the approved tour program is possible for safety-related reasons such as bad weather, dangerous conditions or insufficient prerequisites of the participants. The decision for the final program is made by the mountain guide on site.
In the afternoon of the last tour day.
At least 4 participants (if less than 4 people, surcharge by arrangement)
At 11:30 am at the train station in Hochzirl
DAV huts: Solsteinhaus, Pfeishütte and Bettelwurfhütte
1400 hm ascent, surefootedness and fitness for up to 8-9 hours during the day and 1200 hm descent (pure walking times).
Overnight stay in the alpine club huts
Rich breakfast buffet + multi-course dinner menu with regional products
SEA TO SUMMIT daypack
Snacks & Drinks
Travel cancellation insurance (optional)