Steinach im Brenner to Tribulaunhütte
Country - Austria
Region - Brennerberge & Hochstubai
Author - Peter Hollington
Length - 11.4 km / 7.1 miles
Ascent - 1086 metres / 3584 feet
Time - 6.00 hours
This is the first day of a three day route through changing mountain scenery from the Brenner pass area into the Stubai alps. It is a variant on the Jubilaumssteig.
From Steinach take the chairlift to Nosslachhütte (2022m). From here continue by following path 41 to Nosslachjoch (2230m, 208m ascent, 0.6km). You can use path 42 which avoids the tops and some ascent and descent. Continue to point 2231 (20m ascent, 0.2km) from where you descend to a col (2151m, 0.7km). The route continues to Point 2280 (120m ascent,0.6km) and Eggerjoch (2132m, 0.6km) to Leitnerberg (2309m, 177m ascent, 0.6km). The onward path continues to Point 2253 via a col and lakes (40m ascent, 0.6km) to Lichtsee path junction (0.8km) and Trunajoch (2156m, 0.5km). As far as here the paths are well-worn and well-marked over pleasant grassy tops.
Continue to the path junction below Rottenspitze (120m ascent, 0.5km). You are now on the Jubilaumssteig - sometimes not well-marked and not the usual well-engineered paths of Austria. Continue to path junction (0.7km)where you follow path 94. Take the upper path to signpost junction below Mutterjoch (100m ascent, 0.9km)and on to Point 2299 (60m ascent, 1,5km). The descent into the Wildgrube is short and steep - the protecting wire was broken and the gully covered in loose stones. Continue to Gsteinjochl (2540m, 241m ascent, 1,4km). This is an impressive pass where the scenery changes dramatically into dolomite cliffs. Descend to a path junction (0.6km). This is an extremely steep descent. The top is protected by a wire but this was broken with a crossing of a runnel in steep fine scree very difficult. The route takes you on to the Tribulaunhütte (2064m, 0.4km). This is a small hut with a limited menu but good facilities.
The next section continues to Italian Tribulaun Hut - More Details
Note - altitude, ascent and distance (where appropriate) are given for each section of the route.
- Alpenvereinskarte Number 31/3 "Brennerberge"- published by OAV
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