Municipality: Scharnitz

Long (21,5km), exhausting (1700hm) but mostly easy tour at good track choice.
Nice stopover with Toni at the Pleissenhütte. In winter open Sat / Sun and usually already on Friday afternoon - got my beer.

Equipment: complete touring equipment

Splitboard Skitour - Pleissenspitze
Difficulty SAC: WS
Summit altitude: 2.570m
Start altitude: 940m
Vertical height: 1.700m
Walking time h:min: 4:30
Exposition: Süd-West,West,
Best season: Ganzer Winter
How to get there:

from the north, take the B2 via Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the direction of Mittenwald. Pass Mittenwald and continue to the state border - Scharnitz. In Scharnitz, at the church, follow the signposts towards the Karwendel valleys. Drive to the last car park before the road is closed to public traffic.

Route description
Starting point:

Parking spaces for hikers "Karwendeltäler" - Fee 1 day 6€


From the car park, follow the road, which is closed to public traffic, flatly into the Gleirschtal. Shortly before the "Schönwieshof" inn, turn off the road and follow the signs for the Pleissenhütte (picture 1). Follow this road to the Pleissenhütte, at 1750m.

From the hut, follow the signpost through a mountain pine field (high snowfall is desirable) towards the northeast, into the Vorderkar. After about 200 meters of altitude we turn right and head for the visible ridge that leads us to the summit. On the ridge, the "Pleissen" (approx. 30°), in hairpin bends towards the visible summit and up to it.


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Alpenvereinskarte Karwendelgebirge 5/1 - Westliches Blatt 1:25.000

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