An easy and popular summit which offers breathtaking views


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This is a great little peak which offers rewards disproportionate to the efforts required to climb it.

In return for "only" 255 vertical metres of height gain you'll find yourself sitting on a truly spectacular summit with views across the main Zillertal valley and to some of the areas biggest and best known peaks. Start the day by riding the Ahronbahn cable car up from Mayrhofen and then hiking up a good path which leads south-east to a broad ridge just above the Ahornsee lake.

From here the peak is immediately in front of you, and clearly signposted. Get onto the wide, smooth and easy path which zig zags up to the summit in an ever-improving position, high above the Zillertal.

There are no significant obstacles or landmarks on the ascent so just keep hiking and take plenty of pauses to take in the panorama. The final ascent to the summit is steeper than what's preceded it but the steep section is only brief and you'll soon find yourself standing next to the Filzenkogel's large, metal summit cross.

The view is absolutely staggering, with the nearby Ahornspitze dominating the panorama to the east (and the Edelhütte visible too) and some of the Zillertal's glaciated giants such as the Großer Löffler looking formidable and somewhat intimidating to the south.

To the west is the Penkenbahn cable car and due north is the main Zillertal valley.

It all adds up to something pretty special! With 100s of photos taken, descend via the ascent route back to the Ahornsee and on to the cable car station.