Guidebook

Tough but Rewarding : Climb 3 Zillertal Giants

Hike and scramble to a trio of gorgeous summits which tower over the World-famous Zillertal.

Charlie Boscoe

Description

The Zillertal has something for every hiker, from easy strolls suitable for beginners through to big, high mountain adventures on glaciated peaks. The summits described in this guidebook sit closer to the latter category and will provide a challenge for any keen mountaineer.

For those not quite sure which category they fit into, why not warm up with this lot - https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/18749/the-finest-half-day-hikes-in-the-zillertal - and see how your fitness is?

The peaks in this guidebook can be climbed as one-day hits but 2 of them (the Ahornspitze and Brandberger Kolm) are best done after spending a night in a mountain hut, so we've included the relevant hut approaches in here. On the Ahornspitze we've also included 2 potential routes to the summit, one slightly harder and significantly wilder than the other. It all adds up to there being 6 routes in here for "only" 3 summits but having the various options visible will enable you to decide which tactic is best for you on each peak.

There are higher peaks in the Zillertal than the Ahornspitze, Rotbachlspitze and Brandberger Kolm, but these 3 mountains represent the upper limit of what can be considered hiking. If you want the biggest challenges the Zillertal can offer without venturing onto a glacier, this is the guidebook for you. Check the weather forecast and then get cracking!

Kolmhaus Hike
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Kolmhaus Hike

2 - 3 hrs
7.6 km
764 m
764 m
A tough climb up to a traditional Austrian mountain hut.
Difficult
Private
Brandberger Kolm
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Brandberger Kolm

3 - 4 hrs
6.3 km
831 m
830 m
An amazing hike/scramble in the heart of the Zillertal.
Severe
Private
Ahornspitze Peter Habeler Weg
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Ahornspitze Peter Habeler Weg

2 - 3 hrs
5.1 km
722 m
722 m
The classic route up one of the Zillertal's most famous peaks.
Severe
Private
Ahornspitze via the Popbergschneide
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Ahornspitze via the Popbergschneide

2 - 3 hrs
5.3 km
729 m
728 m
A fabulous trip along a beautiful ridge.
Extreme
Private
Edelhütte
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Edelhütte

Mayrhofen
1 - 2 hrs
6.1 km
342 m
342 m
A wonderful, high mountain loop to a popular hut.
Difficult
Private
Rotbachlspitze
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Rotbachlspitze

Trentino-Alto Adige
5 - 6 hrs
17.9 km
1,146 m
1,146 m
An incredibly well-positioned peak on the Austro-Italian border.
Difficult
Private