Hiking on an exposed peak, with a steep climb
For experienced, surefooted mountaineers with a head for heights.
Starting point: Stettiner Hütte refuge
Endpoint: Stettiner Hütte refuge
Refreshment stop: Stettiner Hütte refuge
From Stettiner Hütte refuge head south, down about 50 m to the frozen lake (41, 46) and then southeast, climbing steeply along what remains of the Willy-Ahrens-Weg trail. Continue initially on limestone gravel and at times a very narrow passage to Grafspitze peak. Turn right southwest as soon as it is feasible over the rocky debris, then beneath the neck to the northern foot of the Hohe Weiße summit. Climb to the right westwards to avoid the steep rock face then heading south over less rocky terrain. Following a hardly traceable track, leading to the summit as it becomes less steep on the Hohe Weisse (46).
Return the same way down to the Stettiner Hütte refuge (46, 41).
Source: "Wanderführer Passeiertal " - Heinz Widmann
Description to arrive at destination
From Merano / Meran to the Passeier Valley in direction of Passo Rombo until Plan / Pfelders.
Parking is possible in the large parking lot (fee required) at the beginning of the village of Pfelders.
Pfelders can be reached from St. Leonhard every hour all year round.
This mountain tour requires a good physical condition, a head for heights and the highest level of surefootedness. Especially the exposed ridge over the Grafspitze and the steep ascent to the summit of the Hohe Weißen require the highest concentration. Otherwise the trail is easy to follow. Due to the snow situation, the tour is only suitable from the beginning/middle of July.
Good hiking boots, hiking clothing and rain gear are recommended.