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South-East Ridge (normal route)

South-East Ridge (normal route)

South-East Ridge (normal route)

Page Type: Route

Location: Tyrol (Ötztal), Austria, Europe

Object Title: South-East Ridge (normal route)

Route Type: Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: PD

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Created/Edited: Mar 25, 2007 / Mar 25, 2007

Object ID: 281014

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South-east ridge of Hinterer Brochkogel

Hinterer Brochkogel
Hinterer Brochkogel - SE-ridge (left) and N-ridge (right)
South-East Ridge
south-east ridge

The east ridge of Hinterer Brochkogel (3.635 m) is one of four ridges to the fifth highest summit of Austria. It´s the normal route of the third highest mountain of the Oetztal Alps. Hinterer Brochkogel is often climbed in combination with Wildspitze (3.770 m), the prominent neighbour.

The route starts at Mitterkarjoch (3.470 m), the notch on the southern normal route (from Breslauer Huette) to Wildspitze. First you have to ascend a slope up to 50° to the ridge, followed by a nice, sometimes exposed ridge-line with little scrambling.

The south-east ridge has a 160 m elevation gain.
Time required from Mitterkarjoch: 45 minutes up and 45 minutes down.
Difficulty: sometimes exposed, climbing up to (II)

Getting there:

  • From Breslauer Huette to Mitterkarjoch: 90 minutes, 630 m

  • From Taschachferner to Mitterkarjoch: 3,5 hours, 1040 m

  • From Mittelbergjoch to Mitterkarjoch: 2 hours, 300 m

  • Essential Gear:

  • Crampons, rope and ice axe


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