Söldener Gratweg: vom Timmelsjoch zum Brunnenkogelhaus (Ötztal/AT)
Atzenjan went mountaineering.
July 26, 2021
Energy-sapping but exciting ridge path hike / climbing from the Timmelsjoch (border between North and South Tyrol) to the Brunnenkogelhaus and down to Sölden.A total of three almost 3000m peaks are exceeded: Wilde Rötespitze (2,966m), Rotkogel (2,894m), Brunnenkogel (2,775m).In the first part, still flat over alpine pastures and blockworks, it gets down to business after the ascent to the ridge at the latest. Exposed passages must be committed and blocks on the ridge must be climbed. Absolute surefootedness and fitness are required and you should be able to climb a bit in the section on the Brunnenkogel. A chain helps in two or three places, but the path is otherwise unsecured.The panorama alone from the Brunnenkogel summit with the hut on the upstream rock spur and Ötztal in the background compensates for the hardships (the Tiroler Gröstl, which is served there, is not bad either ...).Important: there is no way down to the Brunnenkogelhaus (and the way down to Sölden is also huge). In any case, find out about the weather report, because up there you don't want to be caught by a weather change / thunderstorm (there is no protection).Tip: start with the first bus to the yoke, then you can take an additional break on the descent at the Alm (closes at 5:00 p.m.).