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Weißseespitze North Face

 
Weißseespitze North Face

Page Type: Route

Location: Tirol, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W

Object Title: Weißseespitze North Face

Route Type: Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Winter

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: 50° - 55°

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Page By: tommi

Created/Edited: Oct 22, 2006 / Sep 26, 2007

Object ID: 237445

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Overview

The route up the Weißseespitze North face is an easy one and perfect for beginners.
Nice and short ice tour with a fantastic view over the Ötztaler Alps and the Ortler Range.
Its about 50 to 55° and a bout 350 meters to climb.


Getting There

Getting there by Landeck, coming fom St Moritz ( Switzerland ) or Innsbruck ( Austria ).
The way through the Kaunertal costs 20 € toll, the parking range is your starting point of the tour.

Route Description

The route starts at the Glacier Restaurant Park Range.
There you follow the ski piste and turn early left to the wall.
You follow the ascent to an ice mogul wich can be climbed or you avoid it on the left side.
Then follow the ascent to the top of the Weißseespitze.
Due to heavy icefall on the left, it is recommended to stay rightmost.
The summit plateau is bristling with crevasses, so be carefull.
Descent along the western ridge and Falginjoch.
If the conditions are good you can go down towards the ski slopes before arriving at Falginjoch.
About 4 hours for ascent and 2 hours for descent.
Our route in 2005
 

Essential Gear

Ice climbing equipment, I did this tour solo.
Crampons, Ice axes, Helmet in case of ice fall, some screws.

Best time

The best time is between January and May, depends on the weather,
its necessary tostart this tour early in the morning, means start should not be later than 7:00
to avoid icefall

Maps

Alpenvereinskarte Nr. 30/2 Ötztaler Alpen, Weißkugel 1:25000
Kompass No. 042 Inneres Ötztal 1:25000

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