Pitztal valley & Kaunertal valley

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The Pitztal valley and Kaunertal valley, two high-altitude side valleys of the Upper Inn Valley, offer a great variety of quality icefalls. Basically you can easily fill a whole week in one of the valleys, or you cover the most beautiful highlights of the two valleys within one week.

 

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ice climbing highlights in the Pitztal valley and Kaunertal valley

Pitztal valley

  • icefall called Kitzgartenschlucht, WI2-WI6, M4-M8, up to 50m
  • icefall called Shark, M6 WI6, 250m
  • icefall called Havana, WI5, 120m
  • icefall called Monsterline, WI6, 350m

 

Kaunertal valley

  • icefalles called Renkfälle, WI4-WI6, 300m
  • icefall called Grottendach, WI55-6, 120m

SEASON

end of November - mid March

 

whereas beginning of December to mid February is for sure the best time

 

ratio

 

1:1

1:2

degree of difficulty

 

2

duration

 

2 days or more

price from

 

€ 704,00 for 1:1

€ 422,00 for 1:2 price list

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schedule
schedule

schedule

We set up our "base camp" in one of the two valleys and then, depending on conditions, move to the neighbouring valley. Our hint: Mandarfen in Pitztal valley and Feichten in Kaunertal valley offer the perfect starting points for most tours in the region.

 

With a minimum of two touring days, we try to climb the best options of icefalls in the region, with a vast range to choose from.

Call us or write an e-mail, we are happy to advise you and put together a suitable programme!

location
location

location / how to get to destination

The icefalls of Pitztal valley and Kaunertal valley are located in North Tyrol, south of the Inn Valley. The A12 Inntal motorway allows a quick and pleasant access. Our meeting and starting points are either Mandarfen in Pitztal or Feichten in Kaunertal.

 

    sleeping / food

    Accommodation and food are not included in the price. In this region, accommodation is available in every price category. We recommend to book the accommodation early enough as especially in the high season (Christmas, February - March), places can be fully booked quickly.


    Here are some addresses:

    Mandarfen

    Feichten

    Pitztal valley / Kaunertal valley

    by car

    • 30 min from Landeck
    • 1 h from Innsbruck
    • 2.5 h from Salzburg
    • 2.5 h from Munich / Germany
    • 3 h from Zurich / Switzerland
    • 4 h from Nuremberg / Germany
    • 6 h from Vienna

     

    by plane

    • Innsbruck
    • Munich / Germany

    Pitztal & Kaunertal - Nordtirol

    Pitztal & Kaunertal - Nordtirol

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    apparel and equipment list

    Technical material is included in the price.

    Since we do not climb constantly, there can be "standing times" in cold temperatures, so make sure to bring along enough warm clothes - one cools down quite quickly!

    We recommend you bring light clothing of varying thickness to achieve an "onion system" for greater comfort. Cotton is not suitable as it quickly becomes cold upon getting wet. Skiing apparel, however, works well. Our recommendation: warm merino underwear and a fast warming down jacket.

    We recommend:

    • long underwear (bottom and top), synthetic, merino or wool
    • warm pants (lined or fleece)
    • warm fleece or long sleeve shirt (not cotton)
    • lined jacket or vest, preferably down jacket
    • waterproof jacket with hood (Gore-Tex or nylon)
    • waterproof pants (Gore-Tex or nylon)
    • socks (merino or ski socks)
    • woolen cap or lined cap that protects your ears and fits under a helmet
    • waterproof climbing gloves (2 pairs)
    • solid mountain boots (in exceptional cases ski boots are also possible)
    • gaiters if necessary
    • Buff (neck protection)
    • a minimum 25 litre backpack (space for clothing, snacks, drinks, climbing equipment)
    • sun protection (glasses and cream)
    • thermos or water bottle (already full!!!!)
    • camera
    • personal medicine

    If you want to take your own technical material with you: (otherwise rental equipment included in the price)

    • crampons: must fit the shoes and be easily adjustable, with vertical front teeth
    • climbing harness: always with adjustable leg loops
    • climbing helmet
    • ice axe: steep ice axe
    • screw carabines
    • backup device: reverso, ATC or similar
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    details & insurance

    INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

    • guidance and instruction by state-certified mountain and ski guides
    • group equipment (ropes, ice screws, etc.)
    • climbing harness, helmet, ice tools and crampons
    • expenses of the mountain guide

    NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

    • travel to destination
    • drive to the respective ice climbing area or icefall
    • accommodation costs before, during or after the courses
    • travel expenses for the mountain guide
    • accommodation for the mountain guide (for tours of 2 days or more)
    • travel and cancellation insurance
    • personal climbing apparel
    • tip

    REGISTRATION AND GTCs

    Registration in advance is required for this course. You can call our office or register by e-mail.

    All participants must read and sign our general terms and conditions.

    You may register online here:

     

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