The Ellmauer Halt (2,344 m) is the highest peak in the mountain massif of the Wilder Kaiser in the Kaiser range (Northern Limestone Alps) in the Austrian state of Tyrol. To the east is the summit of the Kapuzenturm, a striking and isolated rock pinnacle. In 1883 the first summit cross was erected on the mountain top.
The base camp for climbing tours on this mountain is the Grutten Hut mountain hut on its southern flank, at a height of 1,620 m. There is also the unoccupied, tiny Babenstuber Hut, immediately below the summit. This shelter and emergency refuge has stood on the Ellmauer Halt since 1891, but is not weatherproof. In any case the peak should only be climbed in good weather with dry conditions by experienced climbers with secure footwear, no fear of heights and climbing agility. Due to the popularity of the Ellmauer Halt there is a high risk of falling rocks, especially on the normal path, the Gamsängersteig. A helmet and even a Klettersteig set are therefore recommended.
There's an alpine trail (T4) called Kaiserschützensteig leading to the summit. Ellmauer Halt is one of the 1 peaks along the Kaiserschützensteig.
The nearest mountain hut is Babenstuberhütte located 49m/160ft WSW of the summit.
By elevation Ellmauer Halt is
# 1 out of 108 in Kaisergebirge (Naturschutzgebiet) # 2 out of 320 in Bezirk Kufstein # 1 out of 93 in the Wilder Kaiser # 1 out of 149 in the Kaisergebirge
By prominence Ellmauer Halt is
# 1 out of 108 in Kaisergebirge (Naturschutzgebiet) # 36 out of 60693 in the Alps # 10 out of 23502 in Austria # 5 out of 5947 in Tyrol # 1 out of 320 in Bezirk Kufstein # 1 out of 93 in the Wilder Kaiser # 1 out of 149 in the Kaisergebirge # 3 out of 1916 in the North Tyrol Limestone Alps
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