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From Steibis to the Eineguntkopf

Snowshoe Walking · Allgäu
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  • Fresh snow on the ascent to the Eineguntkopf
    / Fresh snow on the ascent to the Eineguntkopf
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  • / Ski tourers on the prepared ascent route to Eineguntkopf
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  • / Oberstieg mountain hut
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  • / Oberestieg mountain hut 2
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  • / Oberestieg mountain hut 3
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  • / Wintery Oberstieg mountain hut
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  • / Mountain inn Falken
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  • / Mountain inn Falken
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  • / Ski lift Falkenhütte
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  • / Eineguntkopf
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  • / Ski tourers on the top of the Eineguntkopf mountain
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  • / Panorama on the Eineguntkopf
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  • / Eineguntkopf seen from the Seelekopf
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  • / View from the Hochgrat
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The Eineguntkopf (also called Rohnehöhe) is 1,639 m high and is ideal as a beginner mountain, or to start the touring season.
moderate
12.6 km
5:45 h
865 m
865 m
This snowshoe tour to the Eineguntkopf leads us to typical Allgäu Nagelfluh rocks, as they can also be found at the Hochgrat only 5 km farther east. The tour to this peak is particularly suitable for beginners, as the ascent and descent route are on predominantly wide, never steep meadows and pastures in southern orientation.

Author’s recommendation

With the Oberen Stiegalpe and the Falkenhütte, there are two places to stop for refreshments.
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Author
Kilian Müller 
Updated: January 14, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
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Highest point
Eineguntkopf summit, 1,630 m
Lowest point
Hochgratbahn valley station, 855 m
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Safety information

Only in extreme conditions is there a risk of avalanches here under certain circumstances. In any case, check the current avalanche report beforehand. Snowshoe tours are also suitable for beginners.

http://www.lawinenwarndienst-bayern.de

 

Start

Valley station of the Hochgratbahn (858 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.509613, 10.059153
DMS
47°30'34.6"N 10°03'33.0"E
UTM
32T 579753 5262341
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Destination

Valley station of the Hochgratbahn

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot at the Hochgratbahn valley station, we turn back about 100 m in the direction of Steibis. We turn left into a small valley and soon reach open meadows and the ski slope. We now climb up to the Untere Lauchalpe at 1,000 m and turn right there, cross a stream and climb up on a free ridge to the mountain inn Obere Stiegalpe (1,178 m).

From here, we head west on a gentle incline and pass the steep northern slope of the Eineguntkopf. A somewhat steeper stretch leads us straight to the Falkenhütte inn at 1,439m. Through the hollow, we reach without effort the summit ridge and past some spruce trees the summit. The descent follows the ascent route.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Oberstaufen, then by bus to the Hochgratbahn valley station.

Getting there

B308 to Oberstaufen, continue to Steibis, there follow the signs to Hochgratbahn.

Parking

Parking lot Hochgratbahn valley station.

Coordinates

DD
47.509613, 10.059153
DMS
47°30'34.6"N 10°03'33.0"E
UTM
32T 579753 5262341
w3w 
///pulsing.blusher.unevenly
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Equipment

Snowshoes, telescopic poles with large plates, avalanche equipment with avalanche transceiver, avalanche probe and avalanche shovel, day hiking backpack (approx. 30 liters) with rain cover, comfortable and waterproof winter shoes or sturdy hiking boots that fit into the binding of the snowshoes, if necessary. Gaiters, warm and durable clothing in multi-layer principle, ski jacket and pants, hat/headband, scarf, gloves, ski goggles if necessary, sun and rain protection, provisions and drinking water, thermos bottle with hot drink, first aid kit, pocket knife, cell phone, headlamp and reflectors if necessary.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.6 km
Duration
5:45 h
Ascent
865 m
Descent
865 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Summit route Forest roads Clear area
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

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