LWD Tirol
Municipality: Schmirn

Rich variety splitboard / backcountry route to the Fischers Napf (Napfen). Beautiful variations in the wide terrain.

Tour Data
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Difficulty SAC: ZS
Summit altitude: 2.493m
Start altitude: 1.620m
Vertical height: 873m
Walking time h:min: 2:45
Exposition: West,
Best season: All winter
How to get there:

A13 to Matrei, then up to St.Jodok and into the Schmirntal, then continue to the end of the valley (bus turning area).
From the Brenner Pass, we take the main road to Stafflach and then left to St.Jodok and on to Schmirntal

Route description
Starting point:

Bus turning area in Obern / Madern



Directly behind an easily recognizable farm we hike up a bit with our splitboards / backcountry skis shortly thereafter we turn right towards East. Now we pass (at hard conditions and with splitboard  the best way is to use crampons) the steep south-west slope below the avalanche galleries, until we reach a column of the material-cable car. Now it goes down easy on the summer trail in the narrow gorge, which we cross at an appropriate location and then somewhat more steeply up to the mountain station of the material lift.
From here we hike in beautiful splitboard / backcountry terrain and pass the first steep section, then walk on almost flat in a wide curve to the left (the Gullen to our left) to the second steep-section. Now we recognize two well-developed backs and overcome the escarpment at the simplest on the left one. We can see the jagged peak of the Napfen and bear right to climb onto the saddle of the south of the summit. Finally, there is a short steep section and then we set up the splitboard / backcountry ski deposit. We take some deep breath and go on by foot through the narrow south ridge to the summit of the Fischers Napf 2493m.


As ascent, however, the vast terrain often offers beautiful untracked descent variants.

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