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The Peter Habeler Route

Mountain Professor Peter Habeler's life has been closely intertwined with the mountains of Zillertal since childhood. He has conquered five eight thousand metre peaks and, together with Reinhold Messner, was the first to climb Mount Everest without an artificial oxygen supply. This famous mountaineer, however, considers the most beautiful peaks to be those in his homeland in the Zillertal. In celebration of his 70th birthday, the new Peter Habeler Route was created and is an added attraction to the summer mountain world in Mayrhofen from this summer onwards.

The trail covers a total distance of 56km including 4,990m ascent and 4,980m descent with stops at 6 mountain huts (Geraer Hütte, Tuxerjochhaus, Friesenberghaus, Olpererhütte, Tuxerjochhaus, Landshuter Europa-Hütte) in the midst of beautiful alpine countryside. The individual routes are divided into walking times of between 2.5 and 8 hours, with varying levels of difficulty over diverse terrain including easy sections, alpine meadows and gravel trails as well as over rock, moraines and scree.

Whether clockwise or anticlockwise, the aim is to circumnavigate the peaks of the Western Ziller Valley Alps. Possible start points include Ginzling in the Ziller Valley, St. Jodok, Schmirn (Toldern & Kasern) or Vals in the Wipp Valley. Alternatively it is also possible to join the trail from the Brenner, Pfitsch Valley, Schlegeis reservoir or Hintertux. All valley locations can be reached by public transport (train or bus).

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For detailed information please contact the Tourismusverband Mayrhofen-Hippach.


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