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In winter

In winter

In winter

Page Type: Route

Location: Bavaria (Wetterstein), Germany, Europe

Object Title: In winter

Route Type: Scramble (rock and snow)

Time Required: One to two days

Difficulty: II (1 passage with fixed ropes: IV to V)

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Rahel Maria Liu, hiltrud.liu

Created/Edited: Dec 14, 2001 / Feb 21, 2011

Object ID: 155980

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You can start at the Zugspitze or the Osterfelder Kopf. In winter, both can be reached only by cable car, if you do not have ski or snowshoes.

Route Description

If you start from the Zugspitze, you can climb the ridge in one day, if you are quick. In order to do this, you must take the first funicular of the Eibseebahn, which starts sometimes 1 hour before the official start (7 a.m. instead of 8 a.m). You should leave the bivouac hut at about noon (12 to 12:30 p.m.) in order to reach the Osterfelder Kopf before darkness. From the Osterfelder Kopf you can take the Alpspitzbahn down.

If you start from the Osterfelder Kopf, you should plan one night on the bivuoac hut.

  • Rahel's climbing JUBILÄUMSGRAT on January 15th, 2000 (Photos by Rahel Maria Liu and Marcus Hofmann)

  • Beginning/ZugspitzeBalanceA big corniceJubiläumsgratI'am afraidSomehow hungry

    Essential Gear

    1 ice-axe, crampons, rope, down jacket and stuff for an unplanned bivouac


    You should not try the ridge when new snow just has fallen, because the snow would be too deep. You also have to pay attention, when the wind is very high. Pay attention to the avalanches!! A climbing is not recommendable if it is avalanche grade 2 or higher.

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    Marcus HofmannCorrection

    Marcus Hofmann

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    The Eibsee cable car will no longer take anyone before the first official ride at 8:00 am. If you were lucky, they would take you on the revision ride, or when taking up the people working at the summit, but apparently they don't do that anymore (they never did officially). So don't count on it. I'd rather sleep an hour longer.

    You will also want to check if the cable car from the Osterfelder is running at all. It usually does during skiing season, but depending on snow conditions, it may not.
    Posted Dec 18, 2006 2:53 pm

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