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Austria - Tirol - Stubaitaler alps - Ruderhofspitze (3474m)

Ruderhof spitze with its 3474m is apparently is the highest peak in the Stubai alps.
I saw the south side of the peak from another skitour in the area few weeks ago (see here) and i always thought that it would have been a great spring tour with pontentially the possibility to combine mountain-biking, hiking and skitouring...
Normally in winter the Rudehofspitze is summited either from south with a rather long tour (approx 1700m up) from Stubaital glacier lift valley station (Mutterbergbahn) via the Ruderhofferner.  Another (shorter -  ca 1200m up) option is from the Franz-Senn Hut (2149m) via the Hochmoosscharte (3231m).
Today with Flo we summited with another alternative approach. 
We basically drove to Falbeson in Stubaital (1250m ca) , MTBked up to the Falbesoner Ochesnalmen (1822m), left the bikes there and hiked up almost to the Neue Regensburger hut (2287m) where we started by ski up to the summit of Ruderhofspitze (3474m). This made approx 2200m up in a bit more than 6h and once again a great day out with Flo.

 GPS tracks & maps here

some pics below:
"la poderosa" fully and ingeniously loaded

Ochsenalm here we come


Neue Regensburgerhuette




here we actually got POW bit heavy but May Pow



traking the upper part...almost there




ohhh sooo sweet

what? nobody around? ;-);-);-)




 some more pics from Flo.









  

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