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Hüttschlag: Keeskogel

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  • Keeskogel, 2.886 m
    / Keeskogel, 2.886 m
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal
  • / Bei den Lienlacken auf dem Weg zum Keeskogel
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal
  • / Orchideen am Wegesrand
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  • / Sommerfrischler unterhalb des Keeskogels
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  • / Blick zum Keeskogel
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  • / Talwärts vom Keeskogel
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The Keeskogel (2,884 m) is the hightest mountain in Grossarltal and the only glaciert. It is a challenge for all the mountaineers.

difficult
15.8 km
12:00 h
1,850 m
1,850 m

This mountain tour starts at the parking space at Gasthof Talwirt. Here you will find local delicacies and you can buy smoked bacon. On the first floor of the Talwirt is the Bergwaldausstellung and an information point from the Hohe Tauern national park. The Hüttschlager Bauernladenstüberl is nearby, where you can also buy products from their own production. Right next door is the valley museum of the Grossarltal.

Afterwards you reach the Pertill Chapel, which was built as a thank you for a happy homecoming from the Second World War.

The path leads past the Pertill farm first through meadows until you finally reach the forest. The path leads in serpentines to the Modereggalm. Just before you leave the forest, you will pass a small hunting hut.

After that ascent, you should make a short break on the Modereggalm. But beware: You still have a long hiking tour to go.

You continue along the sign-posted path for a short distance. Then, you leave the sign-posted path and you enter the open terrain. There are some paths, first you walk over alpine meadows, then over stones and finally over the glacier. You pass by the Lienlacken, which are idyllic mountain lakes - the landscape is simply unique. In this area many sheep spend their summer holidays.

You continue to the glacier - here glacier experience is absolutely necessary. Over snow (and ice) and stones you reach the Keeskogel, the highest mountain in Grossarltal. The view is simply breathtaking.You should not stay too long on the Keeskogel, you have still 5 h descent.

ATTENTION: As there is no sign-posted path and you have to hike in the open terrain (rocks, glaciers), you can ONLY make this mountain tour with a local guide! Only if the weather is good.

Author’s recommendation

After this mountain tour you should definitively make a break at the Modereggalm and taste their self-made delicacies.
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Tourismusverband Großarltal
Updated: October 04, 2017
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Keeskogel, 2,866 m
Lowest point
Hüttschlag - Talwirt, 1,038 m
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Safety information

Sense of orientation and experience on glaciers are required. There are approx. 1,800 m in altitude to hike - there is a minimum hiking time of 10 h. Good stamina is needed.

Take enough food and beverages with you. This tour is only possible, if the weather is good!

Tips, hints and links

Mountains and peaks in Grossarltal

Start

Hüttschlag - Talwirt (1,038 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.147680, 13.286840
DMS
47°08'51.6"N 13°17'12.6"E
UTM
33T 370116 5222999
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Destination

Keeskogel

Turn-by-turn directions

You go by car to Hüttschlag/Stockham. You hike to the Pertill farm and then along the hiking path (no. 50) to the Modereggalm, 1,720 m (approx 2 h). You follow the path for a short distance and then turn left to the open terrain through alpine meadows, then over stones and across the glacier to the Keeskogel, 2,884 m. THIS TOUR IS ONLY SUITABLE WITH A LOCAL TOUR GUIDE!!!

ATTENTION: The option, which is shown in the map, is a possible option. This may not be possible due to weather, snow or avalanche risk.

Hiking time from the Modereggalm approx. 4 h. Ascent is also possible via the Aschlreitalm or the Hirschgrubenalm. Back on the same way.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

public bus no. 540

Getting there

You go by car or public bus no. 540 to Hüttschlag and further to the valley end to Stockham.

Parking

parking space Talwirt

Coordinates

DD
47.147680, 13.286840
DMS
47°08'51.6"N 13°17'12.6"E
UTM
33T 370116 5222999
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner no. 311

Equipment

hiking boots with grip sole, hiking map, food and beverages

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.8 km
Duration
12:00h
Ascent
1,850 m
Descent
1,850 m
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