Eagle Walk Stage 21, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 21, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 21, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 21, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 21, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 21, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 21, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler
Eagle Walk Stage 21, © Tirol Werbung/Dominik Gigler

Eagle Walk Stage 21: Württemberger Haus - Memminger Hütte

Ranking among the supreme ridge-running, cloud-probing, flower-swaying, peak-peering jaunts in all of the Lechtal Alps, the trek to Memminger Hütte Hut will have you hopping with joy with its nonstop horizon-spanning views of jagged ridges, cirques, flanks and colossal summits, though you'll work hard to reap those rewards. Once aloft on the ridgetop, the trail gains 2,657-metre Großbergspitze Spire and 2,612-metre Großbergkopf Peak along a precipice that is assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables. A vigorous climb switchbacks up to Seescharte Notch; beyond it’s a knee-jarring descent to Memminger Hut, where a necklace of three sparkling Alpine lakes is flanked by rocky peaks.

Interesting Facts

Eagle View · From this peak-packed, view-granting ridge high in the Lechtal Alps, stand mesmerized, frozen in awe, utterly fixated on the alluring Patroltal Valley. Gaze down to the valley end, carpeted in vivid greenery and sprinkled with delicate-needled larches. From the top of Großbergspitze Spire you’ll get a superb panorama of nearly every peak in the environs.

Eagle Kick · You’ll need to turn your focus from the scenery to your feet as you tackle the steep and exposed descent from Großbergkopf Peak. Peak baggers may want to nab the two Spießrutenspitzen Pinnacles, including a class II and IV scramble to the summit, but wildflower admirers will be perfectly content staying on the ridge-running, flower-swaying trail.

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Starting point  

Württemberger Haus Lodge

Finishing point

Memminger Hut

Mountain chain

Lechtal Alps

Length

7 km

Approximate hiking time

5h

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

difficult (black trails)

Altitude

2,620m 2,200m

Elevation uphill 670m
Vertical metres downhill 650m

Fitness level

Technique

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Eagle Walk

This is a stage of the Eagle Walk, Tirol's most famous long-distance hiking trail.

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Trail description

Starting point: Württemberger Haus

First, descend a few metres from Württemberger Haus Lodge on a singletrack trail. Then, the route crosses gently ascending tussock slopes and a scree slope before leading across a partly steep rock-strewn grass flank, assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables, to the ridge. Now, climb up to the summit of Großbergspitze Peak with its simple timber cross, alternately on the left and right side of the ridge on a relatively level path heading northward. Catch your breath and scan the horizon. How many of the summits of the Lechtal Alps can you identify? From Großbergspitze Peak, the route gently descends along the spine of the ridge for a short distance. The trail climbs to a rock outcrop that has permanently fixed cables for protection. Then, it’s just a few steps up to Großbergkopf Mountain. Now, the route steeply descends on an exposed rubble-strewn singletrack trail left of the ridge, passing Großbergjoch Saddle. Thereafter, the trail crosses tussock slopes, descending for a short distance, but soon resumes its climb, traverses a rubble cirque and runs up to Seescharte Notch. The last rocky run will tax your strength and endurance, but finally you'll be atop the notch. Beyond the notch, the trail descends across scree, talus and earthy soil; it runs above a little ravine and leads into a world of wide open meadows. Finally, pass the largest lake around the hut before arriving at the destination end: Memminger Hut sits in a rugged bowl at an elevation 2,242 metres under the reign of majestic peaks.

Finishing point: Memminger Hütter

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