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Summit tour to the Bärenkopf

Mt. Bärenkopf is regarded as one of the best viewpoints on blue Lake Achensee and its surroundings: We integrate the “conquest” of the almost 2,000 m high hill into a circular hike.

Our hiking tour to Mt. Bärenkopf starts in Pertisau. First we take the Karwendel Cable Car up to the 1,500 m high Zwölferkopf mountain. First the path leads us downhill for a short section, then uphill to the Bärenbad Mountain Hut. Here starts the more difficult part of the ascent, along a narrow and a bit slippery trail, bend after bend upwards. After the forest we reach a landscape of mountain pines and rough meadows. Further up the path leads around rock faces. At the most difficult spots it is fortunately secured with wire ropes. Arrived at the top we enjoy a wonderful view from Lake Achensee to the Inn Valley. In the distance we can see as far as the main Alpine ridge with the Ötztal Alps, the Zillertal Alps and the High Tauern. Wonderful!

At the descent we choose a slightly longer but easier route. The first section to the rocks is the same as during the ascent. At the junction we follow the marker to the Weissenbach Mountain Hut. This route proceeds through meadows and woods across the Weissenbach Saddle and back to the Bärenbad Mountain Hut again, where we stop for a short rest. At the mountain station of the Karwendel Cable Car we finish our hike.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: Pertisau, Karwendel Cable Car (Zwölferkopf)
Route: Zwölferkopf - Bärenbad Mountain Hut - Bärenkopf - Weissenbach Saddle - Bärenbad Mountain Hut - Zwölferkopf
Markers: Bärenkopf, Weissenbachsattel
Distance: 2.9 km (direct route to the summit, each direction), 7.4 km (circular hike)
Walking time: about 3.5 hours (circular hike)
Altitude difference: approx. 660 m
Altitude level: between 1,450 and 1,990 m a.s.l.
Suited for prams? no
Experienced in: September 2018

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