Innsbruck Region



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The Karwendel Höhenweg trail west-east (stage 4): Pfeishütte - Bettelwurfhütte – Innsbruck Region
The Karwendel Höhenweg trail west-east (stage 4): Pfeishütte - Bettelwurfhütte
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Max altitude
2215 METER
Max. route length
8.9 KM
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Route description: Start at the Pfeishütte mountain hut and follow trail 221 (= Via Alpina) east as it gently climbs up to Stempeljoch col, which is located 2,215 metres above sea level on a ridge between the Pfeiser Spitze and Stempeljochspitze mountains. From there, the trail leads steeply downhill over a scree field. PLEASE NOTE: in early summer, there may still be a large amount of old snow on the Stempelreise scree field. This snow freezes solid and becomes extremely hard in the mornings (be sure to take crampons and poles with you)! After following the trail downhill for about 140 vertical metres, turn left on to the Wilde-Bande-Steig trail. Snow fields are also often found at this point. From there, the trail leads below the east and south faces of the Stempeljochspitze, the Roßkopf, the Großer Lafatscher and the Kleiner Lafatscher mountains with very little variation in altitude as it undulates gently towards the Lafatscher Joch. Before reaching the Lafatscher Joch (2,081 m), you have to complete another ascent with an elevation gain of around 80 metres. From this point, follow trail 222 (= Via Alpina) as it gently climbs east through the Kleines Speckkar and Großes Speckkar corries. During the last part of the hike before the Bettelwurfhütte mountain hut, you can enjoy far-reaching views of the Hall Valley and the Inn Valley, The hut is perched proudly like an eagle’s nest on the south face of the Kleiner Bettelwurf mountain.

Alternative route: From Stempeljoch, you can take a detour to Stempeljochspitze peak (2,543 m). To do this, simply follow the signposted trail north from Stempeljoch. You will reach the peak of this Karwendel mountain in about half an hour. The views from the top are absolutely stunning.

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After a thundery night, the morning will still see a few showers and short thunderstorms. These disturbances passed over our region already allowing an improvement in the weather. From midday onwards, it will remain dry and the clouds will dissipate. The day will end bright and clear. Highs will be around the seasonal average.


The next thunderstorms will occur on Sunday and on Monday.



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