Kemptner Köpfle
Mountain tour

Geißhorn and Kemptner Köpfle

Characteristics

Condition
Technique
Experience
Landscape

Best time of year

January
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Tour in numbers

18.3 km
Length
8:00 h
Duration
1474 m
Ascent
1488 m
Descent
1136 m
Lowest point
2366 m
Highest point

Short description

An impressive round trip from Bödmen via the Geißhorn and the Kemptner Köpfle back to Bödmen with breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains. If lucky you can watch some ibexes up close.

Description

The tour starts in Gemstelboden directly at the Breitach at about 1200 m altitude. Along the beautiful Gemstelbach we walk steadily but not very steeply uphill. From the Hintere Gemstelhütte on the gradient increases. We follow the sharp bends through mountain pines and pass a spectacular gorge at the bottom of which the Gemstelbach is rushing. The few somewhat more critical points are secured with a rope. Afterwards, one enters a kind of plateau and the cultivated Obere Gemstelalpe at 1694 m. Not quite as steep as before and overlooking the Geißhorn we now climb the saddle in order to then start the summit attempt. The ascent to the summit requires some surefootedness: On the northern ridge, a gravel trail leads to the goal. After approximately 3.5 hrs from the start we reach the first summit of the day, the Geißhorn at 2366 m and are rewarded with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains Liechelkopf, Angererkopf, Elfer and Zwölfer, the Lechquellengebirge and the Allgäu main ridge. Do not forget to keep an eye out for ibex – you are in the middle of their territory. After refreshments, we return to the saddle and without significant ups and downs we continue to the Mindelheimer Hütte which is worthwhile to stop by. From here, it is only a short climb to the second summit of the day: The Kemptner Köpfle (2191 m), whose last meters must be climbed in order to enjoy the wonderful view from the summit. From here we start the actual descent via the Kemptner Scharte (saddle). In a serpentines a narrow gravel path winds down into Wildental. Surefootedness required! From the cultivated Fluchtalpe a broad gravel path leads through the Wildental, from where you can either take a bus or walk back to Bödmen.

Morning

13°
Sun per hours per Day
6 h
Precipitation
0 %
Wind speed
4 km/h
Snow line
3560 m

Midday

23°
Sun per hours per Day
6 h
Precipitation
5 %
Wind speed
6 km/h
Snow line
3800 m

Evening

20°
Sun per hours per Day
6 h
Precipitation
5 %
Wind speed
4 km/h
Snow line
3820 m

Morning

15°
Sun per hours per Day
8 h
Precipitation
10 %
Wind speed
4 km/h
Snow line
3580 m

Midday

23°
Sun per hours per Day
8 h
Precipitation
20 %
Wind speed
5 km/h
Snow line
3420 m

Evening

18°
Sun per hours per Day
8 h
Precipitation
60 %
Wind speed
5 km/h
Snow line
3570 m

Morning

14°
Sun per hours per Day
1 h
Precipitation
75 %
Wind speed
4 km/h
Snow line
3360 m

Midday

19°
Sun per hours per Day
1 h
Precipitation
65 %
Wind speed
5 km/h
Snow line
3400 m

Evening

16°
Sun per hours per Day
1 h
Precipitation
65 %
Wind speed
4 km/h
Snow line
3380 m

Morning

12°
Sun per hours per Day
0 h
Precipitation
85 %
Wind speed
4 km/h
Snow line
3180 m

Midday

12°
Sun per hours per Day
0 h
Precipitation
85 %
Wind speed
6 km/h
Snow line
2520 m

Evening

11°
Sun per hours per Day
0 h
Precipitation
85 %
Wind speed
4 km/h
Snow line
2460 m

Morning

10°
Sun per hours per Day
7 h
Precipitation
20 %
Wind speed
4 km/h
Snow line
2560 m

Midday

17°
Sun per hours per Day
7 h
Precipitation
20 %
Wind speed
5 km/h
Snow line
2920 m

Evening

15°
Sun per hours per Day
7 h
Precipitation
35 %
Wind speed
4 km/h
Snow line
3010 m