and information: Eastern Alps => Hohe Tauern => Glockner Group => Eiswandbichl
Eiswandbichl is the closest mountain to Oberwalder Hütte
Eiswandbichl North Face is a nice ice climb for beginners - The normal route is easy walk (IMHO: Don't waste time for the normal route)
|Map - Overview
In Austria from Heilgenblut (Carinthia) or Zell am See (Salzburg) follow the Glocknerstrasse
(toll road) to Franz Josefs Höhe.
in summer only (Mid July to Mid September)
Bus 5002: Heiligenblut - Franz Josefs Höhe; Bus 651: Zell am See - Franz Josef Höhe
Start at Franz Josefs Höhe and walk Gamsgrubenweg up to Oberwalder Hütte (approx. 2,5 hours)
From Oberwalder follow the ridge (NNE) to Eiswandbichl (approx. 20min).
Red Tape - Hohe Tauern National Park
Some regulations in National Park Hohe Tauern
- e.g. some areas at Gamsgrube (near the trail to Oberwalder Hütte) are strictly off-limits!
When To Climb
Best time for the North Face is late spring, (early) summer . The toll road to Franz Josefs Höhe usually opens in May.
Huts + Camping
Due to regulations of Hohe Tauern National Park camping is forbidden (bivvys are allowed). Oberwalder Hütte offers accommodation and is quite near.
ask the hut warden at Oberwalder Hütte