/ Zillertal Alps Or Similar Alpine Trekking Tour
Good morning UKC,
I wonder if anyone has done the Zillertal Alps trekking routes as outlined in the Cicerone book written by Allan Hartley. If so, I'd be very grateful to hear from you. I see in the book there is the Rucksack Route and the South Tyrol Tour. I am thinking of doing a tour like this in July or August with a friend.
Or if anyone has some better recommendation, please get in touch.
I did the Stubai Glacier Tour a couple of years ago and thought the Zillertal one looks very good.
Thank you. Looks great. Was there any glacier work? I can see you are well-kitted up in some of the shots when you go to the peaks. What level of experience do you think you need? Although I have some experience of glaciers, my friend has less.
Thanks for your time with this.
Funnily enough, we've got an article on the Stubai Höhenweg coming out in a week or so. Looks great. Is that the same as the Stubai Glacier Tour? Guess you might fancy a change of scene...
A group of us did both the Zillertal in 2014 and Stubai 2011 treks from Allan's books.
We took ropes etc on the Stubai as we were doing mountains off-route but didn't need anything for the actual trek.
We did both late August/early September and hit more snow on the later stages of the Zillertal.
However both were excellent and we only needed normal gear and poles.
On balance, I slightly preferred the Stubai but very little between them.
The two tours you mentioned are different. The Glacier Tour is more 'technical' whereas the other is a standard hut-to-hut trek.
Having done both, I'd say there are some tougher days (nothing too hard) on the Berliner trail (Rucksack route), but it's a better route than the Stubai. Both really good trips.
no need for climbing gear on the main trek - this was just for doing peaks. From mempry you can do the olperer without crossing a glacier but I'd recommend a rope for this. the schonbichler spitze is a simple scramble. the ahornspitze doesn't need any gear although when I did it there was quite a bit of snow.
This Alpine Conditions page gives a summary of what is being climbed at the moment, what is 'in' nick and what the prospects are...