5 - 6
FATMAP difficulty grade
This hike starts at the Hallmoosalm in Hüttschlag.
After a short stretch on the Güterweg, turn off and follow the Almsteig to the Karteisalm (not farmed).
A little before this alp is on the left side on a tree a small Materl - a sign of thanks for many happy alpine summer.
Shortly afterwards you come to an idyllic fountain - the water has drinking water quality everywhere in the valley.
Over alpine meadows (especially beautiful in early summer, when the alpine roses bloom) one walks comfortably to the Karteistörl.
From here you have a wonderful view of the Tappenkarsee, the largest mountain lake in the Alps.
According to legend it is connected to the Schuhflickersee.
In the Schuhflickersee a wagon wheel, which fell into the Tappenkarsee, is said to have been found...In front of one of the mighty Draugstein, one of three limestone mountains with us in the Grossarltal, behind one the Hohe Tauern with the first three thousand meter peaks, under one of the largest mountain lakes in the Alps - hiker's heart - what more could you ask for? Via the Alpenvereinsweg you go through the rear Tappenkar to the Klingspitz.
You must be sure-footed and have a head for heights before you reach the summit - and you will be rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. For experienced hikers there is a beautiful circular path, which is, however, not marked in some places.
A surefootedness and a head for heights are necessary for this: from the Klingspitz along the west ridge downhill to the Hierzeck, 2nd level.069 m and from there along the marked path no.
52B to the Glettnalm, 1,760 m (approx.
2 h) descent on path no.
52 via the Ragglalm to Hüttschlag Karteis to the Hallmoosalm, the starting point of the tour (approx.
1 1/2 to 2 h).