the Degree Confluence Project


2.2 km (1.4 miles) NW of Kaisers, Tirol, Austria
Approx. altitude: 1755 m (5757 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 47°S 169°W

Accuracy: 13 m (42 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Panorama West #3: GPS Reading #4: Confluence Hunter #5: Icicle Gallery #6: View to the South #7: View to the West #8: View to the North #9: View to the East

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  47°N 11°E (visit #11)  

#1: The Confluence from 80 m Distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

23-Feb-2008 -- The story starts from 47°N 10°E.

It took me 2.5 hours from confluence 47°N 10°E to reach the parking lot at the housing called Hochwald, in 600 m distance from this confluence. I drove over the Arlberg Pass into the Rosanna Valley, followed by the Inn Valley. From the big Inn Valley, a turn southwards leads to the Ötztal, where this confluence is located.

From Hochwald a zigzag track leads steep upwards directly to the CP. There is a height difference of 250m to cover. Since the snow was deep it was quite an effort to reach the exact location of the confluence. On my way I met a couple that were hiking up the mountain. I explained the idea of confluencing while we walked together. When we reached the confluence, we celebrated a bit. I was invited for a “Schnaps” but I had to refuse, because I had to continue my trip by car.

The location itself is a great spot with a grandiose view on the other side of the valley. Just 5m from the main track, I located it in some bush-wood. A short walk further upwards (about 100m) lead to a huge gallery of icicles.

The way back was much quicker – almost running down though the meanwhile soft snow. I continued my trip to Munich, where I stayed at my uncle’s house.

CP visit details:

  • Time at the CP: 13:00 am
  • time: 50 min (from the parking lot)
  • hiking distance: 700 m (beeline)
  • Distance to a road: 700 m
  • Distance to a track: 5 m
  • Distance to houses: 30 m (assuming that the nearby huts count as houses)
  • Topography: steep grades at the western side of the Ötztal.
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy at the CP: 13 m
  • GPS height: 1743 m
  • Vegetation: spruce forest. Bushes that are hard to identify in winter.
  • Weather: sunny, 16° C (felt temperature)
  • Description of the CP: In the western part of Austria. Less than half way up the valley towards the Grieskogel Mountain.
  • Given Name: The Eu de Cologne Confluence

Story continues at 48°N 11°E.

 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 80 m Distance
#2: Panorama West
#3: GPS Reading
#4: Confluence Hunter
#5: Icicle Gallery
#6: View to the South
#7: View to the West
#8: View to the North
#9: View to the East
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