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Weisspitze
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Weisspitze

 
Weisspitze

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.07503°N / 12.39326°E

Object Title: Weisspitze

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 10827 ft / 3300 m

 

Page By: Konrad Sus

Created/Edited: Feb 25, 2010 / Feb 25, 2010

Object ID: 600175

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Overview

Weisspitze is a mountain in Venediger Gruppe. Surrounded by glaciers: Zettalunitz, Garanber, Frosnitz and Mullwitz , but ascent is avaliable to hikers without gear - in good weather conditions. It is situated south from main ridge of Hohe Tauern. Ridge descends to Virgental. From summit wonderful views of Hohe Tauern. On summit is cross with books of ascents.

Getting There

Starting point to Weisspitze is Virgental - village Pragraten.
From north - route 108, via Felbertauerntunnell (toll road), and in Matrei in Osttirol - turn right to road towerd Virgental.
From south - route 108 from Lienz to Matrei in Osttirol

Red Tape

Principles of Hohe Tauern National Park
Hohe Tauern NP website

Camping

Camping in Virgental: Hinterbichl (cheaper) or Pragraten (more expensime)
Good idea is to sleep in Eissehutte - 2521 m, half way to Weisspitze from Pragraten

Route

It is very long one day excursion, or nice two days - with night in Eisseehutte. To me - about 11 hours: up and down from Pragraten in fast pace. From Pragraten - inicially steep ascent to Timmeltal (many marmots) to Eissehutte. From here left - trail No. 923. Soon trail turn right, now you can see Weisshorn. Trail goes to little glacier under summit. You must cross it, and finally light climbing to the top.

Map

Map
 

Images

Gross GeigerSimonyspitzenGrosser GeigerToward HochgallWeisspitze from SWZettalunitzkeesMarmot in Timmeltal
Timmeltal and Lasorling GruppeView to roof of TauernKristallwand from WeisspitzeFinal approach to summitWeisspitze Highlander GaranberkeesMap