An out and back trip to the summit of the Wildes Hinterbergel, 3288m.

Statistics

6 - 7

hrs

1,178

m

1,179

m

36

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

.This is a great day tour from the Franz Senn Hut, but there are many other ski peaks that could be substituted according to preference.

Local information from the hut will give you the best information, on which of the many excellent other day tours nearby could be done instead.

For this peak you begin by skinning up the long valley, that you will have skied down the afternoon before.

It is handy to know the track is in, unless of course it has snowed again! Keep following the main valley floor until about 2700m, where you leave the tracks and carry on skinning up easy ground to the W, then NW, before heading SW at about 2900m to gain the Verbergen Borg glacier.

This is easy angled and leads you up to the Turmscharte, a gap in the ridge above, that may need a bit of bootpacking at the top, to gain the ridge.

A very short descent on foot the far side lands you on the big glacial expanse of the Berglas glacier and steady slopes to the NW.

These lead you to the fine peak and excellent 360 degree panorama, from your summit, the Wildes-Hinterbergl at 3291m. If you fancy a mellow ski down you can easily reverse your route of ascent, without undue difficulty.

However there are other options, and the route marked is often lovely skiing, though a little steeper.

It is never steeper than 35 degrees and is mostly much easier.

Rather than heading back through the Turmscharte you continue down the skier's R side of the glacier, leaving the col on your R, passing an obvious flat area (a frozen lake) to your L, at about 2890m.

Don't follow the main streambed draining from the lake, as this becomes unskiable.

Instead take a vague moraine spur on your R then take the line of least resistance down to the R, arriving on easier angled ground in an ablation valley, with a moraine to your R.

Either follow the ablation valley and the moraine to its R all the way down from here, or go over the moraine, then down and R to regain your ascent tracks, at about 2540m.

There is a third option, usually on very good, cold snow, as it is shaded by the surrounding peaks, descending the heavily crevassed Berglas glacier itself.

Head down the glacier on its skier's L side until about 2870m, where a narrow passage through the slots, takes you to the opposite side of the glacier, then straight down.

The skiing on this route isn't particularly challenging, but it is much more serious terrain, so you want to make sure there is very good spring coverage, to ensure it is in its safest condition. Once you rejoin your ascent tracks, assuming you haven't followed them all the way, it is simply a question of skiing down the mellow valley floor down to the hut again.

A fine day out!