Hocharn Climber's Log

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DoJo - May 25, 2012 8:29 pm

unsucessful Skitour

in Apr. 2005 (rain)
in Apr. 2012 (storm)


DoJo - May 25, 2012 8:28 pm

successful Skitour  Sucess!

in May 2009, and in May 2008


flow - May 2, 2008 1:10 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2008

Hocharn, 3.254m  Sucess!

With skies from Kolm-Saigurn at 6:10 a.m. At the summit at 10:20 a.m.


Troll - Jan 15, 2008 8:55 am Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2006

Route Climbed: Kolm Saigurn - Hocharn (ski)  Sucess!

Plenty of new snow. Great skiing, wonderful views.


Herb - Jul 23, 2007 11:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Route climbed: Hocharn traverse and Goldzechkopf traverse  Sucess!

Long, but nice and interesting route.
On friday afternoon we (my girlfriend and climbing-partner Irene and me) did the ascent from "Alter Pocher" to "Otto-Umlauft bivouac" (2.987 m) via the valley of "Grosse Fleiss" (more than 1.400m of altitude difference). We slept at the bivouac (shared it with one other guy, Peter). At 6 a.m. we enjoyed the ridge (including nice sunrise mood) to the summit of Hocharn (3.254 m) an summited around 7:30 a.m.
After descending to the notch "Goldzechscharte" we did a traverse of Goldzechkopf (3.042 m). The descent from Goldzechkopf to the south(east) is slightly challenging - downclimbing a vertical wall (secured with fixed ropes) and descending a steep snow-/ice-field (app. 40° in the upper part). After this part we reached the normal route of "Hoher Sonnblick" and descended via the lake "Zirmsee" back to our car. A nice round-trip within 26 hours car-to-car.

snoek - Apr 12, 2007 4:05 pm

ski ascent  Sucess!

in Apr 2003 + May 2008


wuedesau - Mar 25, 2004 1:49 pm

Route Climbed: from Kolm Saigurn via Erfurter Steig Date Climbed: 25. Aug. 1990  Sucess!

Fresh snow made us carrying up our skies to the top. It was great skiing down to Pilatus glacier.


DoJo - Jan 21, 2004 4:43 pm

Route Climbed: Kolm Saigurn - Hocharn Date Climbed: 26 April 2003  Sucess!

one of the most beautiful trips

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Jan 10, 2004 11:44 am

Route Climbed: several Date Climbed: 1984-1989-1996  Sucess!

I've been three times on Hocharn yet:

August 21th 1984: It was near the end of a 3-week hiking trip through the Tauern, two weeks I did alone. I climbed from Zittelhaus on Sonnblick via Goldzechkopf. I was not experienced in climbing and was very proud to have reached my highest mountain ever. In perfect weather I stayed 3 hours on the summit, then descended to Grieswies-Schwarzkopf and along the snow field to Kolm Saigurn

July 24th 1989: I did the same guiding some friends of our alpine club. We had to await a rain shower in a little cave 100 m before the summit.

June 8th 1996: Did it with ski from Kolm Saigurn. There was less snow than expected, less then in summers 1984 and 1989. We had to carry our ski from 1500 m to 2700 m unless we could use them on the Hocharn Kees. Downhill with ski was worth the trip though, using culoirs and fields of avalanches we could ski down to beneath 2000 m.

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