Austria Ochsental (Silvretta)
The Ochsental is a beautiful valley on the North side of the Silvretta region of Austrian Voralberg. It is an excellent ski touring area, with many summits accessible from the DAV Wiesbadener Hütte, situated at the head of the valley. Access is from Bielerhöhe at the south eastern end of of the Montafon valley. In winter the road to Bielerhöhe is closed, but a cable car runs from Partenen, and is linked with a regular bus that runs through several kilometres of tunnel to reach Silvretta Stausee.
In this area:
A tour that takes in four summits in it's fullest form, can be shortened to just one or two, or can be just a tour round the peaks. Here it is described in an anticlockwise direction
|Piz Buin from Wiesbadener Hütte||
Piz Buin is popular perhaps partly due to the sun tan cream that is named after it, but certainly also because it is a beautiful mountain. It requires grade II scrambling to get to the top and is accessible both from the South (the Swiss SAC Camanna Tuoi Hütte), or as described here from the Austrian side, the Wiesbadener Hütte.
A relatively short, but still challenging, tour from the Wiesbadener Hütte
|Silvrattehorn/Egghorn from Wiesbadenerhütte||
Silvrettahorn is situated on the border between Austria and Switzerland, and is accessible from both sides. The route described here is from the Wiesbadenerhütte.