Around 1900 a course in the climbing history of the region Imst was set. That time, landmark alpine routes such as the Melzerkante covered the high massif of the Lechtaler Alpen. Some years later around the 80s, modern multipitch climbs were added at the Guggerköpfle or the Engelkarturm and sportsclimbing conquered the beautiful landscape at the Muttekopfgebiet. I appreciate the engagement of these climbers who fixed routes up there that we can climb today. All this with a high standard of safety. Sportclimbing, alpine climbs or via ferrata, this alpine landscape offers an astonishing variety of climbing stuff.
This calm area at the Muttekopfgebiet fascinates me especially because of its unique massif that consists of a mixture of rock such us marlstone, limestone or conglomerate. Incredible what mother nature made up here. I love to climb in this area, where I replenish my energy at the surrounded alpine cabins that offer great regional dishes.
This alpine landscape at the Muttekopfhütte is also a perfect place for hiking, for all ages and levels, with a variety of routes offered. Starting at Hoch-Imst, hikers can get up to the Alpjoch of 2.050 meter by foot or comfortably by using the mountain railway. This point is an ideal starting position for several hiking tracks.
Further information of all routes in the region Imst is availabe on the website www.climbers-paradise.com/klettern-ferienregion-imst/. There is also a new climbing guide 'Sportklettern - Klettersteige - Eisklettern - Bouldern in den Ferienregionen Imst, Pitztal und Ötztal', made by Günter Durner and Gerhard Gstettner available in the office of Tourism Imst as well as in all book stores in Germany, Swiss, Austria and Italy.
Please note the following opening hours of the mountain railway in the summer 2018:
From 5 May to 26 June 2018 - Thursday to Sunday (+Pfingstmontag)
From 28 June to 9 September 2018 - daily
From 13 September to 28 October 2018 - Thursday to Sunday
Operating hours: from 9.00 to 17.00 o’clock
2. Stop to the Alpjoch
From 16 June to 24 June 2018 - Saturday and Sunday
From 28 June to 09 September 2018 - daily
From 13 September to 7 October 2018 - Thursday to Sunday
Operating hours: from 9.15 to 12.00 o’clock