How to get here
Comming from the A12 take the exit Zillertal and follow the Zillertal all the way to Mayrhofen. At the south end of Mayrhofen turn left to Schlegeistal direction Bergsteigerdorf Ginzling. You can park your car in Ginzling at the Naturparkhaus (great place to get Informations) and take the bus from there.
Further parkinglots are at Gasthof Breitlahner (parking fee of €5,- per day), and at Schleigeisspeicher. There you can leave your car for free, because you already payed the road toll (2014: €12,-) for the Schlegeisstrasse.
In case you arrive later, the Dominikushütte, just above the Schlegeisspeicher parking lot is a perfect spot to spend the night and start in the next morning.
Start: Dominkushütte. Ca. 700 meters in altitude, walking time ca. 2 to 2,5 hours allong a diversified, familyfriendly track, which leads trough an Arolla pineforest (Zirmwald), then across Friesenbergalm and finally to the hut . Big barkinglot by the Schlegeisspeicher, exccellent road access, public transportation and a good spot to start multi day trips.
Ca. 1200 meters in altitude, walking time ca. 4-5 hours. This approach is longer, steeper and more exhausting than the one from Speichersee. The track is more narrow and less frequented, which gives it a more alpine character. The most exhausting bit is in the first part, allong the avalanche track.
Our Climbing Area
The rockface can't be seen from the hut. If you follow the track leading to
Petersköpfl for 10 minutes it's to the left, just across a trench. The area
consists of 17 routes between grade 3 and 9 (UIAA), some with two pitches.
All routes are bolted an got belaying rings (single bolt). Camalots and nuts
are not necessary. A 60 meter rope is recommended.
Find the topos >here<.
Hoher Riffler (3231 m)
The Hohe Riffler is one of more than 80 peaks higher than 3000m in Zillertal. It's relatively easy to climb, without rope, icepicks etc. . Surefootedness, head for heightd and some alpine experience are strongly recommended if you wanna hike to the top. The way up leads mostly through rough blocks which can be tricky to walk on in fresh snow. Once you're at the top you have an excellent panorama view acoss the Zillertal range and across the boarder to Italy.
Petersköpfl (2677 m)
To get to Petersköpfl, you gotta force yourself out of our snug parlour or terrace. After a short hike of 30-45 minutes your already there, between hundrets of cains (Stoanmandln) in all sizes and forms. The view up there is magnificent. Especially in sunset or sunrise you can take amazing fotographs up there.
To Olpererhütte it's a short walk of ca. 2 hours. After a short decend to Friesenbergsee, you climb in relatively steep turns up to 2630 m. Once up there you hike more or less downwards, with a great view across the Zillertal mainridge - hiking for aficionados!
Gamshütte (1921 m)
To reach Gamshütte, you gotta make 14 km. The average walking timeis 8-10 hours. In very wet conditons take care on the grassy bits!! There are 3 posibilities to get down during the track at Pitzenalm, Kesselalm and Grauen Platte. Those alms usually don't serve drinks or food, so better pack some snacks and drink, it's a long way.
Tuxerjochhaus (2316 m)
4-5 hour walk. Follow the tack leading to the Petersköpfl saddle. Take the lefthand track to Friesenbergscharte(2911 m). It's a pretty steep track to the saddle. On the way down you walk mostly on morains and scree fields. You gonna pass Spanagelhaus which doesn't offer overnight stays anymore.
Tricky route in snowy conditions and bad visibility!
Links for further infos and booking tools:
Berliner Höhenweg - www.naturpark-zillertal.at
Peter Habeler Runde - http://www.mayrhofen.at
Blog zu Peter Habeler Runde - https://wipptalblog.tirol/de/peter-habeler-runde/
Onlinebuchungstool für Tirol und Südtirol - www.suedtirol-tirol.com