Silvretta Ski Tour: Hintere Jamspitze from the Jamtal Hut

Day 3: A day tour from the Jamtal Hut

Also in Tirol, Austria

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
11 km
Ascent
1.1 km
Descent
1.1 km
Duration
5-6 hrs
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
31˚
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Silvretta Ski Tour: Hintere Jamspitze from the Jamtal Hut Map

Description

This hut is too amazing to spend only one night in. Fortunately there are numerous day tours possible from the hut. The one described here is the Hintere Jamspitze.

From the hut ski SW onto the N facing Jamtal Glacier. Follow this steadily upwards in an arc, heading SE, S then SW to reach the Jamjoch Col at 3078m. From here a short further skin leads to a bootpack up to the summit cross at 3156m. Descend as for the skin up on often lovely cold powder.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

February, March, April

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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