Mountain tour – Hochplatte
High alpine mountain tour with ridge traverse
- Type Mountain tour
- Difficulty hard
- Duration 6:30 h
- Distance 10,6 km
- Ascent 971 m
- Descent 971 m
- Lowest point 1103 m
- Highest point 2082 m
After a few minutes, you will cross an old wooden bridge to the left-hand side of the stream. The path now twists its way more steeply up the slope. After about an hour, you will reach a turn-off at which you proceed left towards the "Fensterl".
You now climb through the Roggen Valley, moving towards the dip between the Hochplatte and Hochblasse. You will reach the col after a walk of a further hour. Fabulous views of the Allgäu and Lechtal Alps open up, to your right you will see the summit of the Krähe.
After a further 10 minutes, you finally reach the "Fensterl", a hole in the rocky summit ridge of the Hochplatte. Turn right at the "Fensterl". The ridge walk now begins. Below you are Lake Forggensee and the Ammergau. Both will accompany you for the whole of the ridge walk and will provide a fantastic panorama.
A few metres higher, the ridge becomes increasingly narrow and you will need to climb down an area secured by a wire rope. Continue up and down towards the summit cross, which you will reach in a few minutes.
The view from the summit is one of the best in the entire Ammergau Alps. Directly in front of you, you will see the Wettersteinblock containing Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze.
The descent is in an easterly direction. The path takes you along a well secured ridge before once again widening as you continue your descent. It levels out as you reach the Weitalpjoch.
From here, you bear left towards the Roggen Valley until you reach the turn-off familiar to you from your ascent. The descent of the last 400 metres takes you along this attractive pathway back to the Ammerwaldalm.
- GPS devices
- rucksacks, child carriers, children's jackets
- multifunctional jackets
- hiking boots
- sticks and head lamps
- tour software
- snow shoes
- backpacking umbrellas
The Best of Wandern Test Centre is located at Hotel Schillingshof, directly opposite the Hörnlebahn ski lift. adress: Fallerstraße 11, Bad Kohlgrub tel.: +49 8845 7010.
For more information, visit: www.ammergauer-alpen.de/testcenter
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