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My Area Collections - Wetterstein

My Area Collections - Wetterstein

My Area Collections - Wetterstein

Page Type: Album

Object Title: My Area Collections - Wetterstein

Image Type(s): Bouldering, Hiking, Wildlife, Flora, Scenery


Page By: SoCalHiker

Created/Edited: Aug 30, 2008 / Apr 29, 2010

Object ID: 436932

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Page Score: 90.81% - 33 Votes 

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This album contains images from memorable hikes in the Wetterstein mountain range in southern Germany. The Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany, is part of this range. Most images are from hikes up the Hoellental (hell's canyon) from Hammersbach (750 meter) and up to the Riffelscharte (Riffel saddle; 2,161 meter). From there I climbed the Suedliche Riffelspitze (southern Riffelspitze; 2,263 meter) and descended the Riffelkar to the Eibsee (Eib lake; 1,000 meter). From there I returned to Hammersbach. Other hikes I've done in this area are the climb from Hammersbach to the Osterfelderkopf and descent into the Hoellental via the Hupfleitenjoch.

The Hoellentalklamm is a very popular narrow canyon hike to the Hoellentalangerhuette (Hoellentalanger hut). From there most climbers will ascend to the Zugspitze. The trail up the west slope of the Hoellental to the Riffelscharte is very scenic and much less crowded. I often times did not see any other hiker all day. Some exposed passages are secured with cables or ladders, which are very invigorating and fun. The climb from the Riffelscharte to the summit of the Suedliche Riffelspitze involves some climbing along an exposed ridge (UIAA I).

Most images were taken between 1994 and 1996.



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John KirkThanks for sharing

John Kirk

Voted 10/10

Nice collection - good to see stuff from days gone by.
Posted Sep 25, 2008 5:54 pm

SoCalHikerRe: Thanks for sharing


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Thanks for your comment. It was very nice for me also to have a look at those photos from many years ago. I spent a lot of time on these mountains 10-15 years ago. Cheers.
Posted Sep 25, 2008 6:59 pm



Voted 10/10

album!! I like this area very much.Very impressive way back to the past.
Posted Sep 29, 2008 4:01 pm

SoCalHikerRe: beautiful


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Thanks for your nice words and vote. Yes, I have very fond memories of this area. Cheers, Guido
Posted Sep 30, 2008 1:57 am

TyeDyeTwinsGreat 1...........


Voted 10/10

Nice album. Lots of beautiful pictures in here. Way to think inside the beauty box. Happy Trails
Posted Oct 24, 2009 1:03 am

SoCalHikerRe: Great 1...........


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Thanks. I look at these pictures myself quite often. Cheers.
Posted Oct 24, 2009 2:39 pm

RayMondoHell's Canyon


Voted 10/10

It's a Hell of a place!
Posted Nov 2, 2009 3:35 pm

SoCalHikerRe: Hell's Canyon


Hasn't voted

very impressive... I would like to return to that area one day...Cheers
Posted Nov 2, 2009 4:13 pm

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