Route: Peter Habeler Runde (Austria)

Submitted by macgeis on Fri, 07/17/2020 - 01:06am
52.6 km
Vertical Gain
4,230 m


The Peter Habeler Hike is a circumnavigation of the western Zillertal Alps, a loop around the Olperer (3476m). This high alpine trail was named after Austrian extreme mountaineer Peter Habeler in celebration of his 70th birthday. This man from the village of Mayrhofen in the Zillertal Valley rewrote alpine history when in 1978 he, together with Reinhold Messner, became the first person to conquer Mount Everest without bottled oxygen. The starting point of the approximately 55-kilometre-long Peter Habeler Hike is the village of St. Jodok in the Wipptal Valley (GH Touristenrast).

There are several Alpine Huts along the way, highest elevation is 2960m (Friesenbergscharte). You pass the famous Olperer Bridge with an awesome view towards Schlegeisspeicher (Instagram Hotspot :-) )

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