Vellacher Egel

Elevation (feet): 6,916
Elevation (meters): 2,108
Continent: Europe
Country: Austria
Latitude: 46.65
Longitude: 13.4333
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Klagenfurt
Convenient Center: Hermagor

Thanks to Andreas Fink for adding this peak.

"Small brother" of the Spitzegel (2119m), rising 1500m high above the lake "Pressegger See". Between this small lake and the base of Vellacher Egel there are some campsites. From the "Schluga-Camping", the largest of these campsites go north on the signed trail, that first leads up through shady woods. Above the woods the track crosses steep grass-slopes to the steep east ridge, on which you reach the first summit (2078m). The first and the second summit (2088m) of the Vellacher Egel can be reached without any climbing, to the main-summit you have to go up a rocky ridge. Nice view from all three summits. To extend this great ridge-hiking you can go west to the Spitzegel on the well signet path, which doesn't become more difficult from now. The saddle between Vellacher Egel and Spitzegel can also be reached from the north-side: Go (by car) to the village Weissenbach near the east-end of the lake Weissensee, and then 2,3 km west to the "Fischer Alm" (1081m). From there you have to follow a signed, but very steep hunters-path, that leads up southeast to the saddle (2010m).

Thanks to Andreas Fink for this description.