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Toreggenkopf & Edelhütte from the Ahornbahn
Walk 6032

Country - Austria

Region - Zillertal (Tyrol)

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 km / 4.4 miles

Ascent - 542 metres / 1789 feet

Descent - 542 metres / 1789 feet

Time - 4.50 hours

Photo from the walk - Toreggenkopf & Edelhütte from the Ahornbahn
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This out and back walk follows the main path to the Edelhütte before turning south on an interesting path to reach the Toreggenkopf (2470m).

Start & End - the top station of the Ahornbahn cable car.

Exit the top station of the Ahornbahn and bear left to following the broad path rising towards the Ahornhütte. This is likely to be quite busy, especially immediately after the arrival of a cable car, as the Edelhütte is a very popular destination for walkers of all ages and abilities.

Reaching a stone wall, turn left and follow the path to the viewpoint. This gives an excellent panorama of the Ziller Valley (Zillertal) and also a good general view of the mountains into which you are about to walk. After enjoying the view, retrace you steps and continue alongside the wall to reach an ornate gateway. Go through this gate and follow the clear path across the mountainside.

The path from here to the Edelhütte is essentially uphill but initially there is some loss of altitude. The path is generally well maintained and is easy to follow in poor visibility. The views to your left are good and in fine weather you soon enjoy an excellent forward prospect with the Ahornspitze rising above the Edelhütte. Reaching a junction of paths, go straight ahead reaching the Edelhütte in about one hour.

Just before you reach the Edelhütte there is a cluster of footpath signs. Take path 519 to the Kasseler Hütte, which strikes off in a southerly direction. After contouring across the mountainside the path zigzags to reach a section protected by a cable. This is an easy ascent but is tricky when wet and descending. At the top of the cable section the path goes right to reach a col. From here walk to the right to the excellent viewpoint of the Toreggenkopf.

The return route is essentially the outward route. However you may wish to visit the viewpoint signed from the Edelhütte and then return via Oberlager to the start.

Suggested Maps

- Mayrhofen Tuxer Tal - Wanderkarte - 1:25000 - www.wave.at

Recommended Reading

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Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

Please Note - These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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