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Rauhhorn mit AufstiegsspurPhoto: Silvan Kaspar, Outdooractive Editors
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 15:00
Distance: 13.6 km
Total time: 6 hours 21 minutes
Time in motion: 2 hours 23 minutes
Total speed: 2.1 km/h
Speed in motion: 5.7 km/h
Speed max: 45.4 km/h
Ascent: 1099 m
Descent: 1101 m
Lowest point: 1157 m
Highest point: 2206 m
Track typesShow elevation profile
Safety informationThe east to north-east facing slopes below the summit require safe conditions. The last exposed metres over snow banks and rock to the summit require a lot of surefootedness, a head for heights and alpine experience. For the descent, however, a summit success is not mandatory.
Tips and hintsThe approx. 4 km long access road to the Vilsalpsee is closed to private cars during the day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Depending on the snow conditions, chains are helpful;
We march off from the car park at the Vilsalpsee, which is subject to tolls, and along the right shore of the lake in the direction of the Vilsalpe. About 10 metres behind a bridge we turn right and walk past the Vilsalpe (1178 m) into a wooded, increasingly steep area. At the deepest cut in the terrain (Vordere Schafwanne), we now cross to the right into a shallow, wide snow field. Shortly afterwards, the route continues through a deep gully lined with cornices on the right and left. In hairpin bends we work our way up metre by metre into the steep saddle and on to the ridge. It is possible to set up the ski depot at the signposts between Rauhorn and Gaishorn or to gain a little more height on the flat western flank. At around 2150 metres, however, you should take off your skis at the latest. From there onwards, you cautiously take one step at a time, uphill metre after uphill metre, towards the Rauhorn summit. The last few metres should not be underestimated due to their exposure and distance.
From the ski depot on the ridge, it is best to choose the Rider's right entry through the right of the two gullies. After leaving the gully, always stay at the foot of the rock face in order to lose as little height as possible. In long swings, the route goes over a domed and moderately steep terrain towards the valley until it reaches a forest step. Depending on the snow conditions, getting through may be a little trickier. The best thing to do is to stay very far to the rider's right and slowly traverse through trees and bushes. Continue on a free area towards the valley, but this time rider's left towards the first steep gully from the ascent. Over a small step in the forest you enter the gully, whereby you orientate yourself strongly to the left again after leaving it. Now you go through woods and brush over a small stream for the last time until you are back on the flat surface at the bridge. The last few metres to the car park can be skated back along the left bank of the lake this time.
ParkingChargeable parking (22.01.2017: 7€) at the Restaurant Vilsalpsee
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EquipmentDepending on the time of year and snow conditions, crampons, ice axes and crampons are essential for a successful summit.
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