The Gatschkopf is a 2945 m high peak in the Lechtal Alps. The mountain is the fourth highest in the Lechtal Alps and lies almost 0.8 km east of the Parseierspitze, the highest peak in the Lechtal Alps. Due to its height, the Gatschkopf is a well-known vantage point and can be climbed relatively easily from the south. The Spiehlerweg, which connects the Memminger Hut with the Augsburger Hut, can be led with only a few detours over the Gatschkopf. The Augsburg High Trail can also be taken over the Gatschkopf with little loss of time. The ascent to the Gatschkopf is mostly from the south (Stanzertal) via the Augsburger Hut and the east ridge of the Gatschkopf or from the Augsburger Hut via the Gasillschlucht and the Grinner Ferner. The ascent along these routes takes almost two hours (from Augsburger Hut). From the Lechtal, the Gatschkopf can only be reached via the Memminger Hut with a great deal of time. From Memmingen along the Spiehlerweg to the Wegscharte and on via the Patrol Ridge to the Gatschkopf. The ascent to the Patrolscharte is via a rock face several hundred metres high in very fragile terrain (danger of falling rocks). This area is often icy even in summer and not harmless even under favourable conditions. Sure-footedness, alpine experience, good physical condition and freedom from dizziness are absolutely essential. The walking time from Memminger Hut is about five hours.
Walking time (one way):
Schaubrennerei Lechtaler Haussegen
Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus
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