Hike over the Kapruner Törl

Hike from the Rudolfshütte Alpine Center over the Kapruner Törl to the Fürthermoar Alm - “not too technical tour amid breathtaking landscapes”

Hiker over the Kapruner Törl © Mairitsch

What makes this hike so great is that you feel the high mountains up close, yet the hike doesn’t involve much in the way of technical challenges. Which is great. The simpler a path is to walk, the more intensively you can soak up the beautiful scenery. However, this tour should not be underestimated. We are still in the high mountains and the weather can turn very quickly. Furthermore, fields of “firn” snow can form along the tour, which then demands you have to watch your footing and have good mountaineering boots.

The Hike over the Kapruner Törl

This hike begins at Rudolfshütte Alpine Center. You can reach this by riding the cable car from the Einzinger Boden valley station, located just above the village of Uttendorf. Once at the Rudolfshütte, we will first pause to enjoy the panoramic views of the Hohe Tauern mountains. Afterwards, we will hike down via the Hinterer Schafsbichl to the Tauernmoossee. From the lake we make our way up the mountain towards the Kapruner Törl, which we will eventually reach after a vertical gain of about 500 meters. From the Törl at 2,640 m above sea level, the path leads down in the direction of Mooserboden reservoir. Crossing moraine and scree, and potentially fields of firn snow depending on the season, we make our way downhill. Finally we take the “Arno Trail”, path No. 716, alongside the reservoir as far as the mighty dam wall, which we will then cross. From there we will reach the Fürthermoar Alm in about a ½ hour, where a great meal and possibly overnight lodgings await.

length:
12 km
Time:
5 h 30 min
Altitude uphill:
660 m
Altitude downhill:
930 m
Shape:
Medium tour, sturdy shoes are required
Technique:
Fairly easy tour, little climbing, no rope required
Exposed spots:
No
Exposition:
West

Important: don't forget

  • Sturdy mountain shoes 
  • Weather-proof clothing
  • Warm change of clothes
  • Head covering and gloves (also in summer)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock for your skin
  • Plenty of provisions and fluids 
  • Weather reports and forecast 
  • Maps and relevant touring information 
  • Mobile phone, camera, binoculars
  • The last bus departs at 5 p.m.

Fürthermoar Tip

Beautiful tour with glorious panoramas. For this tour, too, surefootedness and a head for heights are a must. The tour allows for a variety of combinations. The tour as described as far as the Fürthermoar Alm, or return over the Kapruner Törl back to the Rudolfshütte. And of course, you can also tackle the tour in the opposite direction. In this case, it is better to stay with us the day before. In the morning, we will take you by shuttle to the starting point of your hike by Mooserboden reservoir. Whatever the case, however, you should definitely not omit the Fürthermoar Alm – our good food and homemade tidbits are certain to convince you why.

The Aberger-Dick family look forward to soon being able to welcome you here as their guest!