Himmelhorn (2111m)

Himmelhorn (2111m)

The south-west ridge of Himmelhorn (2111m), Rädlergrat, which rises out of Oytal Valley for almost exactly 1000m. Schneck (2268m) is barely visible to the right. March 11th 2007
Gangolf Haub
on Mar 13, 2007 4:12 pm
Image ID: 277543


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Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Mar 13, 2007 4:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great

Yes, actually it doesn't seem to be too difficult - except for the topmost part. But who would want to go all the way only to tun back right underneath the summit?

It was a beautiful day - only I got stuck in the snow on Käseralpe - wrong (i.e. no) equipment. So sad :-(

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Mar 13, 2007 6:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great

The objective was Älpelesattel - I wanted to have faraway views - instead I almost drowned in the snow on Käseralpe.

No doubt the ridge is very demanding. From the side I took the photo it just looked manageable. I couldn't do it I'm sure but if you look from Oytal you see a slope of less than 45° for most of the way. There is a step halfway up and another one two thirds up. I'm pretty sure these are the sections which make the climb UIAA VI.


ganesh70 - Mar 13, 2007 6:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing shot!

I don't know this part of the Alps but this peaks look really good!

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Mar 13, 2007 6:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing shot!

It's a wonderful area - very green in summer because the summits are not that high. The mountains are made up from limestone and dolomite and many of them have very characteristic forms. The area is very popular and not inexpensive.

Antonio Giani

Antonio Giani - Mar 14, 2007 2:16 pm - Voted 10/10



Ciao Antonio

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Mar 14, 2007 4:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Formidabile...

Grazie mille !


justahiker - Oct 29, 2007 7:24 am - Voted 10/10

Great photo!!

That detail on the top, is that wind blowing the snow??

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 29, 2007 9:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great photo!!

Yes, exactly. I zoomed in a bit more afterwards:see here

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