Mountain tour - Ettaler Manndl
Mountain tour from Oberammergau onto the Ettaler Manndl (1633 metres) with via ferrata. Descent to Ettal.
- Type Mountain tour
- Difficulty hard
- Duration 5:31 h
- Distance 13,8 km
- Ascent 929 m
- Descent 929 m
- Lowest point 837 m
- Highest point 1582 m
The forest road ends and becomes a narrow hiking pathway. Pass the Tiefen Valley Forest Hut and continue to ascend the mountain round a series of sharp bends until you reach the access point for your final ascent below the mighty rocks of the face of the Ettaler Manndl.
Over the first few metres of the climb, test whether you feel secure enough to make your way up to the summit (a proper set of via ferrata climbing equipment is recommended). Use the fixed wire ropes to climb up into a small wind gap, then follow a ledge up to the left and through the rock face before completing a final direct climb up onto the summit area, the Ettaler Weibl. The summit cross is only a few steps away via a wind gap and a gully. Although the supporting link chain is firmly attached, it is not suitable for securing yourself.
Once you have safely descended to the main road, turn left to head for the Soila Alm. You will firstly reach the Solia Lake, an idyllic corrie loch. From here, it is only a few minutes to the Soila Alm, where refreshments are available in summer if the weather is good. After a short rest, proceed down into the valley to Oberammergau, passing the valley station of the Laber Mountain Railway.
Go through the village and exit via the Enzian Trail heading for Ettal. The route winds its way along the main road, gently climbing to your starting point in Ettal.
- TEASE GPS devices
- VAUDE (rucksacks, child carriers, children's jackets and trousers)
- Jeff Green (multifunctional jackets)
- SCARPA (hiking boots)
- Black Diamond (sticks and head lamps)
- Zeiss (binoculars)
- MagicMaps (tour software)
- TUBBS (snow shoes)
- EuroSCHIRM (backpacking umbrellas)
The Best of Wandern Test Centre is located at Hotel Schillingshof, directly opposite the Hörnlebahn ski lift. Hiring periods: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 12 noon or by telephone arrangement/returns possible at any time For more information, visit: www.ammergauer-alpen.de/testcenter
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