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Ski touring to the Kloben

A classic ski tour in the region of the Hohe Tauern and the Glockner group

And that is true. The Kloben has a lot to offer at the same time. Just a few meters ascent to the summit, great views to the mountains of Großglockner & co and a great descent from the summit to the "Käfertal", the valley of Ferleiten. All this with a vertical ascent of just 600 meters - the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße is the reason for that.

The way to the Kloben

Ok, it is true - a really nice ski tour is popular and there are a lot of ski tourists heading towards the Kloben summit every weekend in spring. BUT there are a couple of combinations with neighboring summits like the Brennkogel or the Spielmann. For the tour to the Kloben you park you car at the Fuscher Törl directly at the Törlkopf. From there you "slide" a few meters downhill toward the "Brennkogel-glacier" and follow the track up for about 1,5 hours. From there you will reach the summit of the Kloben.

At the descent you follow the direction SW and take the "Spielmann-glacier" in the direction WNW until you reach the elevation of about 2.410 meters. From there you will follow north towards the Pfandlbach-creek, which is narrow and fairly steep. The Pfandlbach-creek takes you down into the amazing Käfertal-valley. The fun continues, as far as the snow reaches into the valley. From the death end of the Käfertal-valley you can reach a shuttle-park-space in about 15 minutes. Wait for the shuttle - the walk through the valley is really long, beautiful though.

Fact Box

Best touring time:
Spring, as soos as the Hochalpenstraße opens
Vertical uphill:
approx. 540 hm
Vertical downhill.
approx. 1.640 hm
approx.1 h 30 min
Technical uphill:
easy and fairly short tour, towards the summit, it gets steeper
Endurance & shape:
Easy tour in terms of shape, save some energy for the downhill
Exposed spots:
Technical downhill:
The beauty dominates, towards the Pfandlbach-creek it gets steep and narrow
Exposition uphill:
GPS Position:
Longitude: 12,804806
Latitude: 47,098135
Parking, drinking, eating
Parking at the Fuscher Törl, drinks and food in the Hotel Lampenhäusl
Exposition downhill:
Avalanche report Salzburg
Here you find the avalanche 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 avalanche pole
  • Enough food and drinks
  • Weather forecast and avalanche report
  • Maps and touring information
  • Mobile phone and camera

Lampenhäusl TIPP

The Kloben is really popular and can be crowded. Who wants to spend some great skiing time in the mountains, climbs the summits of the Brennkogel and the Spielmann as well. Expert-climbers can reach the Brennkogel via the NW ridge and can take the downhill from the Kloben afterwards.

If the conditions are good, there is another option. Ski down the uphill-section towards the Brennkogel-glacier and hike up again - most of the times there is good snow. You can take the famous Käfertal-downhill later in the day. There is lots to do around the summit of the Kloben.

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