Riepenspitze, 2774 m
Duration: 6h 0min
Start: St. Magdalena Talschlusshütte (1465 m)
Path description: From the Schwarzsee walk along path # 12 (Bonn high altitude path), then on a marked path which branches off, climbing in southerly direction across a stony meadow and finally across rocks up to the Riepenspitze (2,774 metres); from the lake: 289 metres in altitude; walking time 1 hour;
Descent: From the summit, follow marking # 47 to the sharp NW ridge, then on the steep western side via the Alpine meadow down to the Stumpfalm (1,950 metres, pub), then follow marking # 47 via the forest path, along sweeping serpentines through beautiful forests, down to the Talschluss Hut; from there to St. Magdalena; from Riepenspitze: 2 ½ hrs.
Hints and tips: Highest summit in the Gsies East ridge; together with its neighbouring peaks, it forms a rugged and rocky mountain massif east of St. Magdalena. The trapeze-shaped Riepenspitze is situated between the pyramid-shaped Kaserspitze (2,718 metres) and the Heimwaldspitze massive (2,775 metres). Excellent look-out.
After an eventful and probably demanding day in the Dolomite mountains, you can relax at Wellness hotel Quelle. Allow yourself to be spoilt in the Wellness area.