The “Queen” of the Ötztal Alps
The starting point of this glacier tour is the Weißkugelhütte mountain hut, which can be reached in approx. 2 hours from the car park Melago/Melag-Vallelunga/Langtaufers via trail no. 2. From the Weißkugelhütte, continue eastward across the moraine slope, slightly descending to the Langtauferer Ferner mountain. With appropriate glacier equipment, follow the Ferner into the direction of the Langtauferer Joch ridge and, veering to the right at the foot of the Langtauferer Spitze peak, ascend further to the Weißkugel Joch (3,368 m). Special care must be taken with the steep ascent that now follows via the eastern flank as, depending on snow conditions, there may be bare ice. Below the summit, you reach the northern ridge with a wonderful view to Vallelunga. From there, it is only a few metres to the beautiful summit cross of the Weißkugel.