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Birkkarspitze Summit, 2,749 m

Birkkarspitze Summit, 2,749 m

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Overview

Starting point: Scharnitz parking Länd
Finishing point: Scharnitz parking Länd
Ascent 1,800 m
Highest point 2,749 m
Route distance 38.9 km
Walking time / total 10:00 hh:mm
Walking time / ascent 06:00 hh:mm
Level of difficulty

Elevation profile

Starting point: Scharnitz – Alpine Hut Karwendelhaus – Ridge Schlaukar – Summit Birkkarspitze
Ascent time: approx. 6 hours in combination with the bike, please plan enough time for the return!

Here’s another tour which gives you the opportunity to combine mountain biking with mountain hiking! Starting at the hikers’ car park, follow the road to the venison wholesaler 'Wildfleischhandel Gaugg'. Cross the bridge there and turn left towards the Karwendeltal valley. The climb is steep at the beginning as far as the Birzelkapelle chapel. Continue on the forest track through the beautiful Karwendeltal valley with a final ascent up to the alpine hut Karwendelhaus. From there, a steep, winding track takes you into and through the Schlaukar cirque and onto a scree track up to the Schlauchkarsattel (2,639 m). Caution: there is old snow lying on the steep slopes before the saddle almost all summer long! From the saddle, walk in an easterly direction to the little Birkkarhüttl (no refreshments available) mountain refuge where a fixed-steel-rope section leads you over the craggy rock to the summit (2,749 m). Attention: surefootedness, no fear of heights, some easy climbing experience necessary! The descent follows the same route as the ascent.