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Third edition trekking guide to two multi-day hut-to-hut tours in the stunningly scenic Austrian Tyrol, Europe, south of Innsbruck - the Stubai Rucksack Route (or Hohen Weg) and the more challenging Stubai Glacier Tour, which involves glacier crossing. Either tour can be completed in 8-10 days. Includes a comprehensive hut directory.
Introduction; Villages of the Stubai and Stubaital; When to Go; Getting to Austria; Places to Stay; About Innsbruck; Tourist Offices; Post and Post Offices; Places to Leave Luggage; Taking Children; Emergencies, Mountain Rescue and Insurance; The Austrian Alpine Club; About Huts; Using this Guide; Maps and Guidebooks; Alpine Walking Skills and Equipment; Kit List; Mountain Guides; Stubai Rucksack Route and Round Tour; Introduction; Alternative Start; Stage 1A: Mieders to Klostergasthof Maria Waldrast; Ascent of Serles and Lampermahd Spitze from Klostergasthof Maria Waldrast; Stage 1B: Klostergasthof Maria Waldrast to the Padasterjoch Haus; Stage 1C: Padasterjoch Haus to the Innsbrucker Hut; Main Route; Stage 1: Neder to the Innsbrucker Hut; Ascent of the Habicht from the Innsbrucker Hut; Ascent of the Kalkwand from the Innsbrucker Hut; Stage 2: Innsbrucker Hut to the Bremer Hut; Stage 3: Bremer Hut to the Nuernburger Hut via Simmingjochl; Ascent of the Ostlicher Feuerstein from the Simmingjochl; Ascent of the Aperer Feuerstein from the Simmingjochl; Stage 4: Nuernburger Hut to the Sulzenau Hut; Stage 4A: Via the Niederl; Stage 4B: Via ascent of the Mair Spitze; Stage 4C: Via ascent of the Wilder Freiger; Stage 5: Sulzenau Hut to the Dresdner Hut; Stage 5A: Via the Peiljoch; Stage 5B: Via the Grosser Trogler; Ascent of the Schaufel Spitze from the Dresdner Hut; Stage 6: Dresdner Hut to the Neue Regensburger Hut via the Grawagrubenneider; Stage 7: Neue Regensburger Hut to the Franz Senn Hut via the Schrimmenneider; Ascent to the Rinnen See from the Franz Senn Hut; Ascent of the Sommerwand from the Franz Senn Hut; Ascent of the Lisenser Ferner Kogel from the Franz Senn Hut; Stage 8: Franz Senn to the Starkenburger Hut; Ascent of Hoher Burgstall from the Starkenburger Hut; Stage 9: Starkenburger Hut to Neustift; Alternative Finish; Stage 9A: Starkenburger Hut to Fulpmes; The Stubai Glacier Tour (Hoehen Weg); Introduction; Stage 1: Milders to the Franz Senn Hut; Stage 2: Franz Senn Hut to the Amberger Hut via the Wildgrat Scharte; Ascent of the Schrankogel from the Schwarzenberg Ferner glacier; Stage 3: Amberger Hut to the Hoch Stubai Hut via the Wuetenkar Sattel; Stage 4: Hoch Stubai Hut to the Hildesheimer Hut via the Bildstoeckljoch; Ascent of the Schaufel Spitze from the Schaufeljochbahn; Stage 5: Hildesheimer Hut to the Mueller Hut via the Zuckerhuetl and Wilder Pfaff; Alternative Poor Weather Routes; Stage 5A: Hildesheimer Hut to the Siegerland Hut; Stage 5B: Siegerland Hut to the Mueller Hut via the Sonklar Spitze; Stage 6: Mueller Hut to the Nuernburger Hut via the Wilder Freiger; Stage 7: Nuernburger Hut to Ranalt, Neustift and Innsbruck; Hut Directory; Appendix A: Useful Contacts; Appendix B: Useful German Words and Phrases; Appendix C: Further Reading; Index
In addition to his first loves - Austria and the Alps - Allan Hartley has climbed across the globe from East Africa to the Falkland Islands, in Nepal and Pakistan, the Zagros mountains of Iran and the Hajr Mountains of the Arabian Peninsula. He is a member of the Austrian Alpine Club and an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.