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Oscar Schuster trail

The Plattkofel is a peak in the Langkofel massif in South Tyrol. In contrast to the other peaks of the Langkofel, Plattkofel is relatively easy to reach.

The Oscar Schuster fixed rope route leads to the summit of the 2,958 m high mountain.

Tour description:

Starting point is the Toni Demetz hut. That takes you on Wolkenstein in Gröden. Take the Plan de Gralba lift. At the top station is the Toni Demetz hut. From here reach the refuge at 2,235 m altitude.

By rubble and debris can be reached soon the entry of the fixed rope route. The top is partly secured, sometimes not. Then it goes through cracks, fireplaces and airy passages, which are partially free climbing.

Before the summit, it goes through stages and rubble wall to a wide gully, continue to Scharte and over a ridge to the summit of the cross Plattkofels. For the slight fixed rope route need just under 2 hours.

From the cross in the summit return to the saddle at the foot of the slope. Then continue south to the Fassa Plattkofelhütte. Here on the beautiful Friedrich August past the Rifugio Sandro Petrini and Friedrich August . Walk to the house and to the lifts there.

Details of the tour:

  • Length: 5 hours
  • Altitude: 680 m
  • Difficulty: Easy

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Via ferrata Oskar Schuster
Via ferrata Oskar Schuster

Dreamlike views of the pale mountains of the Dolomites in Gröden are guaranteed on this tour.

© DOLOMITES Val Gardena / Gröden
Via ferrata Oskar Schuster
Via ferrata Oskar Schuster

The fixed-rope route in Langkofel Group is relatively easy and leads to the top of Mt. Plattkofel.

© DOLOMITES Val Gardena / Gröden

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