Hike through the Sagbach Valley to Lago San Pancrazio

The hike via the Durralm mountain hut in the Sagbach Valley takes us up to the beautiful Lago di Pancrazio (Kratzberger See, in German) - an idyll beneath the walls of the Cima delle Laste (Plattenspitze) in the Alpi Sarentine.

In the Val di Pennes valley at the level of the Liepert Farms we turn left coming from south and drive up the road by car towards the Baumann Farm. After the 2nd bend we park at the roadside where the forest road "Ochsenwald" with gravel surface begins. Here we start: We follow the sign "Durralm". It leads into the Sagbach Valley. After a while the road crosses the Sagbach stream and we reach the Durralm mountain hut. On the path with the number 13 we continue through the forest and then along the brook to the Kaserwiesalm mountain hut.

Instead of walking further to the Missensteiner ridge, we follow the path to the right to the Kratzbergalm. There the short, steep ascent to the Lago di Pancrazio starts. The view becomes increasingly better: not only the neighbouring peaks in the Sarentino Alps, but also the main Alpine ridge with the glaciers of the Stubai, Tux and Zillertal Alps becomes visible. Like a jewel in a sea of rocks, it suddenly lies in front of us, the Lago di Pancrazio lake, whose name derives from Saint Pancras. Behind it, the walls of the Cima delle Laste rises up to the sky.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: junction at the Baumann farm (above Liepert in the Val di Pennes valley, Sarentino)
Destination: Lago di Pancrazio (Kratzberger See)
Signposts: 7, 13, 4A
Distance: approx. 5.7 km
Walking time: about 2.5 hours ascent, 1.5 hours descent
Altitude difference: approx. 745 m
Altitude level: between 1,380 and 2,125 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: September 2019

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