Guidebook

10 of Tirol's Most Iconic Summits

Classic mountaineering adventures in the Innsbruck region

Description

The beautiful mountains of the Austrian Tirol are legendary for good reason; they rise startlingly out of bright, green meadows and are home to some fabulous scrambles. The peaks listed here are some of the most famous in the region and while some are merely tough walks, others are serious (albeit not particularly technical) glaciated mountaineering routes.

Every summit in the Tirol feels special because they are all home to huge metal crosses and epic views, but these 10 are particularly meaningful simply because they look so good and are so well known! For summit baggers and bar-room braggers, this list is the ultimate Tirolian ticklist.

Serles
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Serles

4 - 5 hrs
11.7 km
1,113 m
1,113 m
The so-called “Altar of Tirol”, Serles is the most famous peak in the region, and rules the view above Innsbruck.
Severe
Private
Wildspitze Traverse from the Breslauer Hütte
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Wildspitze Traverse from the Breslauer Hütte

Trentino-Alto Adige
10.7 km
910 m
A classic high mountain traverse over the highest peak in the Tirol
Moderate
Private
Brandjochspitze South Ridge
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Brandjochspitze South Ridge

Nordkette
9.4 km
811 m
An exciting and challenging 10 pitch scramble along the southern ridge of the Brandjochspitze.
Difficult
Private
Rumerspitze Traverse
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Rumerspitze Traverse

Innsbruck
12.8 km
952 m
A classic scramble on a beautiful and prominent peak
Moderate
Private
Habicht
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Habicht

12.7 km
1,118 m
A classic mountain day to one of Tirol's most famous and prominent peaks
Moderate
Private
Sulzenhütte to the Müllerhütte via the Wilder Freiger
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Sulzenhütte to the Müllerhütte via the Wilder Freiger

Trentino-Alto Adige
8.1 km
1,344 m
A fantastic mountaineering day on the Austrian-Italian border
Moderate
Private
Wilder Pfaff and Zuckerhütl
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Wilder Pfaff and Zuckerhütl

Trentino-Alto Adige
8.4 km
819 m
A fabulous mountaineering day over 2 peaks (the second of which is the highest in the Stubai) and on to a cable car.
Moderate
Private
Guffertspitze Traverse
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Guffertspitze Traverse

13.0 km
1,422 m
The Guffertspitze is an impressive peak and the West ridge is a wonderful climb for those looking for a relatively low stress adventure in the mountains.
Difficult
Private
Zwölferkogel North Ridge
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Zwölferkogel North Ridge

9.2 km
1,063 m
A spectacular 380 metre scramble up the north ridge of the Zwölferkogel, a peak just under 3000m in Austria’s highest ski resort.
Difficult
Private