In the age of smartphones and lightweight digital cameras, snap-by-snap photographic accounts have become an inherent part of every holiday. The Big Five in the Gitschberg Jochtal ski and mountain region are the perfect destinations for photography-loving hikers or hiking-loving photographers. After all, in addition to the South Tyrolean summits themselves, the various mountain routes reward summer holidaymakers with a plethora of impressive scenes just waiting to be captured. The different summit crosses at the top of the Big Five are particular eye-catchers. This makes a hiking break in South Tyrol into a veritable gold mine for amateur photographers.
The Gitschberg Jochtal Big Five are:
• WILDE KREUZSPITZE, 3.132 m
Exhilarating – the main summit of the Pfunderer Mountains
Secret photo tip: the route towards Wilde Kreuzspitze winds past the ice fields near Rauhtaljoch – the perfect opportunity to snap a snowy scene in summer! The view of Wilder See lake from the summit will have every hiker reaching for their camera, too.
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• NAPFSPITZ, 2.888 m
Sporty – the vantage point on the nearby glacier
Secret photo tip: the rocky landscape surrounding the Elderauthütte possesses a unique charm that promises fascinating shots.
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• SEEFELDSPITZ, 2.715 m
Idyllic – the panoramic mountain towering above three lakes
Secret photo tip: easy – the three lakes on the way to the top are especially photogenic. Nevertheless, the view of the mountain lakes from the summit is nothing short of breathtaking.
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• GAISJOCH, 2.641 m
Animal - the mountain of the chamois
Phototipp of our mascot „Murmele“: the way up tot he Gaisjoch guides you through forests of larches. Especially in autumn forests like this are a very special photo motive. When you’re very lucky you may see some chamois.
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• ASTJOCH, 2.194 m
Regal – the royal throne of the Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm
Secret photo tip: with its abundance of lush flowers, the Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm provides endless fantastic photo opportunities. Those who reach the summit of the Astjoch are treated to a unique panorama – don't forget your wide angle lens!
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