Rugged peaks, grey scree, icy lakes and incomparable panoramas: the air gets thinner with every metre of elevation gain when you exceed 3,000 metres (9,840 ft) in the high mountains. Tours at this altitude are demanding and fascinating at the same time. In the Alps, there are about 3,700 peaks that exceed 3,000-metres. In this Collection, we present nine of them, spread over four countries.
These are long day Tours for experienced hikers, which you can split into two stages with an overnight stay in a hut if necessary. Explore remote side valleys in Austria, traverse inhospitable mountain landscapes in France, meet ibex in Switzerland and enjoy unique views over the Dolomites in Italy.
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The difficulty of the summit climbs presented here can be classified as moderate compared to other 3,000-m peaks. In some cases, you can even shorten the route using cable cars. But, you should still take care. Boulder terrain, scree, exposed areas and isolated snowfields always await you at these altitudes.
Expect incredible adventures with views that stretch beyond borders.
The 3,055 meter high Scheiblehnkogel in the Stubai Alps is located directly on the border between Austria and Italy. It rises at the end of the wonderful Windachtal, a side valley of the Ötztal, and offers you spectacular views of lakes, glaciers and valleys.
Starting from the Moos bus stop in Passeier…
At 3,251 meters, the Piz Boè is the highest mountain in the Sella Group in the Italian Dolomites. There is a refuge that is managed in summer and you can even spend the night there directly on the popular and much-used summit.
This mountain tour starts with the already impressive ascent in the cable car…
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Not far from the well-known winter sports resort of St. Moritz, the 3,262 meter high Piz Languard rises in the Engadin. From Pontresina you can climb the promising summit with enough stamina and sure-footedness, but without major technical challenges.
The Pontresina train station is the starting point…
The Orgelspitze (also called Laaser Spitze) located in South Tyrol breaks off on its north side towards the Vinschgau, but it can be climbed from the wonderful Martelltal without scrambling. You should bring sure-footedness and enough stamina with you.
You start at the bus stop or at the parking lot in…
At 3,003 meters, the Rinnenspitze in the Stubai Alps just barely makes it into the ranks of the Austrian 3,000m peaks. The views from its summit of the surrounding glaciers and the turquoise glowing Rinnensee are particularly beautiful. The Franz-Senn-Hütte provides you with the necessary strength and…
At 3,325 meters, the Hintere Schöntaufspitze in the South Tyrolean Ortler Group is THE vantage point in front of the triumvirate of the Ortles, Zebru and Königspitze. With the help of the cable car you can defuse the tough tour, but you still need surefootedness and enough stamina.
The valley station…
You can't stand faster on a 3,210 meter high summit: Only 400 meters of altitude difference, spread over two kilometers, separate you from the feeling of exhilaration at Pain Sucre. Nevertheless, this mountain tour on the border between Italy and France should not be underestimated - a head for heights…
The Hohe Weisse (Italian: Cima Bianca Grande) is a 3,278 meter high mountain in the South Tyrolean Texel Group Nature Park. On this mountain tour, the feeling of exhilaration at the summit is complemented by enjoyment in three rustic huts along the way, where you can also spend the night if necessary…
The Grand Galibier is a 3,228 meter high peak in France's Massif des Cerces. This relatively technically easy mountain tour offers you incredible views, picturesque alpine lakes and, with a bit of luck, a few impressive ibexes.
You start at the Plan Lachat car park in Valloire. From there you follow the…
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