The Große Gamswiesenspitze and the Kleine Gamswiesenspitze together with the Bloßkofel form a high massif in the middle of the Lienz Dolomites.
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The Gamswiesenspitzen are a whole massif which includes the Große and Kleine Gamswiesenspitze (2,486 m asl. and 2,454 m asl.) as well as the Bloßkofel mountain (2,400 m asl.). It is located south of the municipal area of Amlach, between the Laserzkessel and Kerschbaumertörl.
In 1803, the Große Gamswiesenspitze was climbed for the first time, back then a hunting trail proceeded up to the summit. Today it is a popular panoramic mountain, it can be reached from the Karlsbader Hütte mountain hut in about 3 hours.
In 2006, the famous via ferrata “Madonnen-Klettersteig” was opened which opens up both Gamswiesenspitzen. One of its highlights is a 16 m long chain bridge. The via ferrata is named after the cliff Madonna with the reflecting headdress which flashes in the sunlight.