Route: Climbing Requirements: Step safety, dizziness; Bergweg schwarz Difficulty: no special difficulties Equipment: normal hiking equipment Walking time: approx. 6 h Difference in altitude: approx. 1,250 m ascent, approx. 900 m Descent: 3,079 m Distance: 10 km Accommodation, refreshment: Frischmannhütte, Erlanger Hüttesteinerstieg , Exit: Umhausen to the Frischmannhütte (approx. 3,5 h ascent, approx. 2,5 h descent, alternatively taxish shuttle from Umhausen to the Hinteren Fundusalm - then another 30 min ascent to the Frischmannhütte); From Köfels (municipality Umhausen) to the Frischmannhütte (about 2,5 h ascent, approx. 2 h descent); From Umhausen to the Erlanger hut (approx. 4,5 h ascent, approx. 3,5 h descent, alternatively taxish shuttle from Umhausen to intersection towards Vordere Leierstalalm - then approx. 2 h ascent to the Erlanger hut, approx. 1,5 h descent ); Taxi Scharfetter T +43 (0) 5255 5858
It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.
Frischmannhütte (2.192 m) – Fundusfeiler (3.079 m) – Erlanger Hütte (2.541 m)
A 3000 Meter High Peak and A Mountain
One the hike from Frischmannhütte to Erlanger Hütte you can climb 3,079-meter tall Fundusfeiler which affords superb views of the surrounding peaks. From the refuge the trail rolls through meadows to Funduskar and then switchbacks up steeply to Fundusrinne and on to Feilerscharte (2,926m). On the way up you have to scramble past two rock overhangs which have fixed cables for you to hold on. A wide and easy ridge walk takes you to the peak of Fundusfeilers (approx. 30 min. from Feilerscharte). Backtrack to Feilerscharte, then head in northern direction through scree and boulders down to “Schwarze Loch”. At the fork, make a right and continue westwards through gently rolling pastures. Later on the trail climbs in switchbacks to a mountain dip past which you can already see crystal-clear Wettersee, one of the Ötztal’st most pristine lakes. From the lake it’s a only few more minutes to Erlanger Hütte. The refuge is set on the edge of a plateau which is flanked by mighty peaks on three sides.
Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at
Umhausen is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps
The following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:
Umhausen Parking Mure - free of charge
Umhausen Bischoffsplatz - payable from 07:00 to 18:30 hour