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Pleisenhütte Alpine Hut, 1,757 m and Pleisenspitze Summit, 2,569 m

Pleisenhütte Alpine Hut, 1,757 m and Pleisenspitze Summit, 2,569 m

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Starting point: Scharnitz information office
Finishing point: Scharnitz information office
Ascent 1,640 m
Highest point 2,569 m
Route distance 20.3 km
Walking time / total 08:30 hh:mm
Walking time / ascent 05:00 hh:mm
Level of difficulty difficult

Elevation profile


Route: Scharnitz information office – Alpine Hut Pleisenhütte – Summit Pleisenspitze to the hut - straighforward hike to the summit – high Alpine hike - same route back to Scharnitz

Starting at the information office Scharnitz at the car park Länd (P2) follow the road Hinterautalstraße to the inn Gasthof Wiesenhof. The forest path starts to the left of the inn through wide open forests taking you to the foot of the mountain. From there branch off diagonally to the right and, after walking through a steep pine forest, you arrive at the alpine hut Pleisenhütte where you can rest and enjoy a drink on the lovely south-facing sun terrace. Relax and take in the breathtaking view of the eight surrounding mountain ranges. Fit hikers can continue their climb up to the Pleisenspitze summit. Go diagonally upwards behind the hut into the Vorderkar cirque through an interesting karst landscape with several vertical caves. From there, go left onto the Pleisen, then westwards and upwards alongside the ridge to reach the spectacular summit and enjoy the breathtaking views. You are taking the same route back to your starting point.