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Ski touring to the Brennkogel

An amazing summit high above the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße

The ski tour to the Brennkogel is a really great tour in spring. The tour requires, that the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße has opened in spring. Otherwise the ascent from Fusch via the Hochalpenstraße is very long an the tour is not worth the effort.

The way to the Brennkogel

I'm sure you've already seen the Brennkogel. The mountain rests directly over the Fuschertörl at the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße and it offers great views and options for skiing. The ascent offers different routes as well - the easiest one starts at the parking lot in the "Elendsgrube" right next to the Mittertörl-tunnel. In wide turns you will reach the Brennkogelscharte at 2.637 meters. After the ridge the track levels off and you can see the summit. The last few meters towards the summit are steep. For the downhill you will follow the same way.

The Brennkogel also offers a few other skiing options and there's a great combination with the tour to the Kloben. After you've climbed the Kloben you follow the downhill south and find your way to the summit of the Brennkogel as mentioned before. For the downhill follow your way from the Brennkogel or climb back up to the Kloben -
as you like it.

Fact Box

Best time for touring:
Spring, after opening of the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße
Vertical uphill:
approx. 780 hm
Vertical downhill:
approx. 780 hm
approx. 2 h 30 min
Technical uphill:
fairly easy, steep in the summit section
Endurance and shape:
mid-difficult-tour with some really beautiful vertical meters
Exposed spots:
No, summit section is steep
Technical downhill:
After the steep summit, nice, flat ski hills
Expostion uphill:
South to south-west
GPS Position:
Longitude: 12.8219567
Latitude: 47.1009091
Parking, drinking, eating:
Parking at the parking spot in the Elendsgrube, food at the Edelweißspitze
Exposition downhill:
South to south-west
Avalange report Salzburg
Here you find the avalange report Salzburg ...

Do not forget

  • Warm first and second layers
  • Hard shells for bad weather
  • Dukes, gloves and ski helmet
  • Sunglasses and goggles
  • Sun screen for the skin
  • In Spring - maybe crampons
  • Safety equipment Peacon, shovel and avalange pole
  • Enough food and drinks
  • Weather forecast and avalange report
  • Maps and touring information
  • Mobile phone and camera

Lampenhäusl TIPP

The ski tour to the Brennkogel is a great trip to the wild and stunning nature of the alpine regions around the Großglockner. If you want to combine the Brennkogel with a following descent via the Kloben to the Käfer-Valley and Ferleiten, we organize a shuttle for you. For real specialists there is a descent towards the famous Franz-Josef-Höhe at the Großglockner. You had a long day in the mountains? The Lampenhäusl sauna-area and the restaurant are waiting for you and your sore muscles.

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