Ascent of Tschirgant on 2017-07-27

Climber: Morten Zilmer

Others in Party:Christian (son 12 years)
Date:Thursday, July 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:7776 ft / 2370 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tschirgant ( has a nice visible peak, and is located near Imst in Austria.

It is possible to ascent the peak without any special climbing equipment, except for good walking boots. The track at the last about 100 m of the ascent is narrow and with some steep drops, so there is risk of vertigo. It is still a great trip without the last about 100 m of the ascent is skipped, since there is a nice plateau with view of the valleys both to the north and south. The path is nicely marked in general, and with roads for some of the track.

My son at 12 years and me did the ascent (though only I did the last 100 m to the summit), and we had no prior mountain experience, but are both in good physical shape.

Trip as:
- Stared by driving by car to parking place north of Karrösten in the forest, on a non-weekend day in the summer, with start time of 09:00 at the parking place (1039 m)
- Walked by road to Karrösten Alm hut (1471 m), a nice cafe in the summer time.
- Walking path through cow area to road a little higher (1625 m)
- Followed road as long as we could, but the road ended up as a blind road (1780 m)
- Backtracked a very short part, and found a forest path going up, so other has apparently also hit the blind road :-)
- Followed the forest path, which was a little steep, but OK to the intended and marked track (1850 m)
- Followed forest to location with signs where the path splits in two directions, as Tschirgantsteig #24 and Bergsteig #25 (1900 m)
- Took Bergsteig #25, which is less steep though longer
- Stop at mountain well, available in nice pipe, with option to fill drinking bottles. (1950 m)
- Followed path to plateau with nice valley view to north and south (2240 m)
- Narrow path to summit (2370 m)
- Marked path on decent back to parking place

Note that GPS tracker ran out of power when at Karrösten Alm stop on the decent, so the GPS track stops here, but the path from there back to parking place was trivial.

Thanks to Lee Newton for his ascent description at 2014-07-07 (, which was a great help.
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Near summit (2017-07-27). Photo by Morten Zilmer.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4367 ft / 1331 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.2 mi / 18 km
    Route:Roads and easy (but longer) trails
    Trailhead:Park place north of Karrösten  3409 ft / 1039 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Nice overcast weather.
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 3 Hours 56 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Morten Zilmer
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