Wangalm - Leutasch
The Wangalm mountain hut is located in the Upper Leutasch area of the Seefeld plateau above the entrance to the Gaistal.
At an altitude of 1753 metres, the Wangalm is the gateway to the high routes under the rock faces of the Wetterstein range and to the historic rock climbs on those faces.
As opposed to its lower neighbour, the Wettersteinhütte, the Wangalm is a mountain farming hut and, in the summer months, animals can be seen grazing on the pastures surrounding it and above it.
How to get to the Wangalm
The simplest route to the Wangalm is via the forestry track up from the hamlet of Klamm. The trail is a fairly steady climb with good views over the Gaistal and the fields of the Upper Leutasch valley. The last 100 metres or so up to the bridge where the path breaks for the Wettersteinhütte are a little steeper than the previous ascent, but nothing that should prove any problem to a walker. From the bridge at the junction it is only another 10 minutes up to the Wangalm.
Main Walks from the Wangalm
One of the routes leading higher from the Wangalm - this climbs up to the Scharnitzjoch before climbing to the distinctive peak which is clearly visible from most parts of the Leutasch valley.
This also climbs to the Scharnitzjoch but then drops down into the lovely Puit valley and, eventually, to the Lower Leutasch valley. A more extensive description of this walk is available on the Puitalm Walk page.
- Gaistal High Walking Route
This climbs from the Wangalm to the bowl and then up to the left to join the high-level route under the Wetterstein cliff faces. Eventually the path leads to the Rotmoosalm (rebuilt after an avalanche in 2009) and either down into the Gaistal or further along to the Ehrwalder Sattel or over into Germany.
Wangalm Location and Contact Details
Tel: 0664 73863164