Overviewgeographical classification and information:
Eastern Alps => Hohe Tauern => Glockner Group => Hocheiser
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:
Hocheiser is an an impressive mountain from Rudolfshütte. The summit offers perfect views to Grosses Wiesbachhorn, Großglockner, Grossvenediger etc.
Getting ThereHocheiser 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 TapeHocheiser 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 OverviewIn 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:
Images Ski Ascent:
from Eiserscharte (Difficulty: UIAA III)
AccommodationRudolfshütte (no longer owned by the Österreichischer Alpenverein)
Maps + Guide BooksAV Alpenvereinskarte No. 39 Granatspitzgruppe, 1:25.000,
AV Alpenvereinskarte No. 40 Großglocknergruppe, 1:25.000,
Glockner- und Granatspitzgruppe by Willi End and Hubert Peterka