You have always wanted to conquer a so-called 3,000m-peak or to expand your collection of already conquered mountains with a view? So do we! Which is why on a sunny day with stable weather conditions we set off with a mountain guide.  We meet at the Eisgrat valley station and take the first gondola up to the mid-station. To start early is a top priority on hot summer days and for a long mountain tour.

Tour data:      
approx. 10 kilometresapprox. 950 metres altitude difference


Wanderer mit Rucksack am Stubaier Gletscher

What do I need for a mountain tour up a 3,000m-high mountain?

Plenty of air. It is important to have basic stamina and that it is not the first time on a mountain. At an altitude of more than 3,200 metres the air can get quite thin. It is even more important to feel fit and start the tour well recharged and hydrated. In addition to good boots, a rucksack is a must. It should contain things such as sufficient liquids, a snack or some bars, sunscreen, a first aid kit and a change of clothes as well as rain protection. Sunglasses and headwear are also compulsory.

Bergtour zum hinteren Daunkopf

How do I get onto the Hintere Daunkopf?

Our route starts at the mid-station, from there we hike past the Dresdner Hütte and the Egesennieder towards the Gamsgarten mountain station. Then we hike past the Murmelelift and back to the base station of the Daunjochbahn lift and cross the Daunkogelfernerbach brook on a wide wooden bridge. Below the chairlift, which operates only in the winter, we hike up an already steep, black mountain trail to the end station and continue from there to the Daunjoch. Already from there you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Sultalferner glacier and the Wilde Leck (3,359m). We follow a steep path northward and hike the last section along the saddle to the summit cross. What shouldn’t you miss out on? A good snack and of course an entry into the summit book!

Well recharged, we throw another glance at the surrounding summits and the glacier ski area before we embark on the route back. It takes the same course as the ascent. The route from the Dresdner Hütte to the Hintere Daunkopf is available as GPX-track download here and can help you find your way on your mountain tour.

Gletscherbach mit Bergpanorama im Hintergrund

What are the characteristics of this summit tour?

The Hintere Daunkopf is a 3,000m-peak without glacier and can be conquered without additional glacier equipment. The black mountain trail is sectionally very steep and requires a good stamina and sure-footedness. Early in the season there might be some snowfields to cross, but it shouldn’t be a problem with good mountain boots. For finding the way one has to watch out for the red-white-red markings, but they are plentiful and at frequent intervals. There are less yellow signposts in the high-alpine terrain than on the lower located hiking trails. The cross at the summit is impressive and from there one enjoys a view of glaciers, impressive summits, the Mutterberger See lake and famous summits like the “Wilde Pfaff” (3,456m) or the “Zuckerhütl” (3,507m).

What else is there to see?

Gletscherbahn mit Schneeresten
Glacier brook
Gletscherskigebiet im Sommer
Ski area in the summer
Diversity of flowers
Schaf blickt in die Kamera
Animal companions
Blick auf das Zuckerhütl
The highest summits in the Stubai Alps
Blick zum Mutterbergersee
View of the Mutterberger See
Gipfelbuch Eintrag
Summit book
Glacier lake

Insider's tip

On the descent, you take a detour past the Egesensee lake instead of taking the direct route to the Dresdner Hütte. Very refreshing after a long tour.

How do I find the right mountain guide?

If you are not a very experienced mountaineer or prefer to have a guide who knows the area, you can easily find one. A nice companion and some insider’s information are always worth it! More details on the mountain guide offices on the Stubai Glacier can be found here: