Trekking Stubai Alps
An essential guidebook for trekking in the Stubai Alps in the Austria Tyrol. Two multi-day hut-to-hut hikes are described. The Stubai Rucksack Route links 8 huts without crossing glaciers or difficult passes whereas the challenging Stubai Glacier Tour involves much glacier work. Either route will easily fit into a 2-week holiday.
Of all the many Alpine areas few can match the Stubai Alps in the Austrian Province of Tyrol. With shapely peaks good paths and some of the best huts in the Alps it offers ideal hiking routes for mountain walkers. Trekking in the Stubai Alps offers two brilliant routes for the experienced walker: the Rucksack Route and Glacier Tour both of which fit easily in a two week holiday.
The Rucksack Route
This 9 to 11 day route links eight huts each with connections directly to the main Stubaital valley with the exception of one which means it's possible to start or end the route according to your preference and can be done in either a clockwise or anticlockwise direction.
Its complete traverse is possible without crossing glaciers or difficult passes which makes the route ideal for mountain walkers families and others with limited alpine experience. However that is not to say you will not encounter snow steep ground or the odd scramble here and there. The guidebook also recommends several summits that are attainable along this route for those with sufficient experience.
The Stubai Glacier Route
This 7 to 8 day route also known as the Hoehen Weg involves a lot of glacier work. It is essential that you have the necessary skills to deal with a great variety of terrain that will be crossed. Familiarity with the use of equipment such as ice axes and crampons as well as having good knowledge and experience on crevasses and rope management is essential.
Nevertheless this is a fantastic multi-day route which is ideal for climbers visiting the Alps for the first time as long as they have done the necessary preparation. This is also a hut to hut tour yet instead of avoiding the glaciers as in the first route the very essence of this tour is to traverse the them. It will suit aspirant alpinists wanting to add to their alpine experience without feeling over-committed and out of their depth.
the summer alpine season starts when the huts open in mid-June through to the end of September; snow can linger on north facing slopes well into July; mid- July through to mid-September is warmer and more settled
Neustift Fulpmes Telfes
all tracks and trails are waymarked and frequently signposted; unless venturing onto the glaciers no special equipment is needed nor additional climbing skills required
- Must See
the Stubai embraces some of the best scenery in the Eastern Alps; the snow-capped peaks of the Wilder Freiger and Zuckerhuetl chain stand proud along the Frontier Ridge in an area with over 100 peaks above 3000m
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