Älpelekopf (Gerstruben)

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Älpelekopf
Himmelschrofenzug vom Aelpelekopf.jpg
View of Himmelschrofen from Älpelekopf. From left to right, the peaks: Hinterer Wildgundkopf, Vorderer Wildgundkopf (the highest peak), Klupper (the lowest peak), Himmelschrofen (the rightmost peak)
Elevation 1,606 m (5,269 ft)
Location
Location Bayern, Deutschland
Range Allgäuer Alpen
Coordinates 47°26′20″N 10°27′17″E / 47.43889°N 10.45472°E / 47.43889; 10.45472Coordinates: 47°26′20″N 10°27′17″E / 47.43889°N 10.45472°E / 47.43889; 10.45472

Älpelekopf is a mountain with an elevation of 1606m in the Alps. Älpelekopf has a secondary peak situated on a ridge which runs southwest from Riffenkopf to Schrofen at which point the ridge falls off steeply.

The ridges connecting Riffenkopf, Hahnenkopf and Wannenkopf form a ring around the valley Gerstruber Älpeles. This valley has a deserted cabin and was formerly used as a pastoral area. There's a second cabin to the north, called Lugenalpe which is in current use.

There is no marked path up to the summit. It can be summited via Gerstruber Älpele, but the trail requires technical experience. Älpelekopf is not a typical tourist destination.

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