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Meletzkigrat (Glocknerkarkamp), PD, II, 35°
First ascent of Meletzkigrat by A. Gulden, H. Gulden, H. Mechwart, J. Bernsteiner, A. Lackner & J. Rubitsch 27.7.1892. The route was forgotten for long, until E. Meletzki and G. Hecht used the route again 2.9.1925.
Glocknerkamp is also known as Meletzkigrat (Meletzki - Ridge).
You start the tour at the end of Grossglockner road, descend to Pasterza glacier and cross it like on the normal ascent over Hofmannskees. After Hofmannsweg climbs firs rocks and crosses to the Hofmannskees, you decide to take this ridge as a shortcut to Adlersruhe.
When Hofmannsweg reaches Hofmannskees you proceed upwards, soon turn back right on the ridge (Gnocknerkamp) and climb over it. Climbing is easy, you choose best passages on the north and south side. On the upper part the ridge becomes steeper (up to some 45 degrees) and you should choose the slopes on its southern side (above Hofmannskees). So you reach the upper plateau and cross it in a direction towards Adlersruhe. From there proceed by the usual ascent to the summit.
Essential GearWe did this ascent back in 1983 with skis on rucksacs. It was June and most of the bottom part of the ridge was free of snow. Ot the upper part snow conditions were perfect which might not be the case later in summer.
For the ascent we needed a snow axe and crampons and for the summit ascent the rope too. On Glocknerkamp stay more or less on the ridge - on more difficult places there are also some bolts.
Skiing down over Hofmannskees was of course a great pleasure.
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