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Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.15620°N / 12.67320°E

Object Title: Hocheiser

Activities: Mountaineering, Scrambling, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Winter

Elevation: 10518 ft / 3206 m


Page By: DoJo

Created/Edited: May 29, 2009 / Jun 5, 2009

Object ID: 517010

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geographical classification and information:
Eastern Alps => Hohe Tauern => Glockner Group => Hocheiser

Hocheiser and Tauernmoossee
Hocheiser (and Tauernmoossee) from Sonnblickkees

Hocheiser is a well known ski tour (starting from the Stubachtal). The mountain is part of the Glockner Group, but the mountain is close to the Granatspitz Group.

First climbed by R. Ißler and J. Brandtner on Aug. 15th. 1871; first Winterascent by J. Reiff in 1896 from Gr. Grießkogel

Views from the Summit:

Gr. Wiesbachhorn
Gr. Wiesbachhorn
Großglockner, Johannisberg + Hohe Riffl
Großglockner, Johannisberg + Hohe Riffl

Hocheiser is an an impressive mountain from Rudolfshütte. The summit offers perfect views to Grosses Wiesbachhorn, Großglockner, Grossvenediger etc.

Stubach-Kaprun ridge seen...
View from SW

Getting There

Hocheiser can be climbed either from Enzinger Boden (Stubachtal - Granatspitz Group) or quite seldom from Kaprun Valley.

The approach to Stubachtal - a side valley of Salzachtal - turn southwards in Uttendorf (Uttendorf can be reached via Zell am See or Paß Thurn and Mittersill)

Red Tape

Hocheiser is located within the Hohe Tauern National Park.

When To Climb

Winter & Spring

The mountain can be climbed nearly all over the year.
For ski touring the best months are March to May - depending on snow cover and avalanche danger.


Late June to early September

Routes Overview

In Summer easy ascents lead from Kaprun Valley (from Heidnische Kirche) and Stubach Valley to Hocheiser

Skitour from Tauernmoossee

The skitour ascent starts either at Rudolfshütte (with a ski descent to Tauernmoossee) or at Enzinger Boden (via the old and closed construction road to Tauernmoossee).
Follow Schwarzkarlbach (north of Tauernmoossee) to Schwarzkar or Mitterberg - continue to eastwards to altitude mark 2883m. Turn southwards via Oberes Hocheiserkees towards the summit.

Overview Ski Ascent:
Overview: Hocheiser West Face
Hocheiser Ski Ascent - Overview

Images Ski Ascent:
Hocheiser Ascent - near Mitterbirg
Ascent to Hocheiser (near Mitterbirg)
Hocheiser Ski Ascent
Ascent to Hocheiser
Hocheiser summit
the last meters to the summit
descending Hocheiser
firn - Hocheiser
Hocheiser Ski Descent to Schwarzkarl
Hocheiser - Schwarzkarl
Hocheiser Ski Descent (Schwarzkarl)
Hocheiser - Schwarzkarl

South Ridge

from Eiserscharte (Difficulty: UIAA III)


Rudolfshütte (no longer owned by the Österreichischer Alpenverein)

Gasthaus Enzingerboden


Maps + Guide Books

AV Alpenvereinskarte No. 39 Granatspitzgruppe, 1:25.000,
AV Alpenvereinskarte No. 40 Großglocknergruppe, 1:25.000,

Glockner- und Granatspitzgruppe by Willi End and Hubert Peterka


view from SWfrom RudolfshuetteGroßglockner, Johannisberg + Hohe RifflHocheiser and TauernmoosseeTauernmoosseeHocheiser and its WestfaceGr. Wiesbachhorn
HocheiserHocheiser summitdescending HocheiserHocheiser Ski Descent to SchwarzkarlHocheiser Ski Descent (Schwarzkarl)Overview: Hocheiser West FaceSchwarzkarlbach (Hocheiser)
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