Lonely footsteps ...

... at Jubiläumsgrat RIDGE-MASSIF from our at least not successful winter attempt (10 March 2007). View back from Zugspitze summit.

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Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Mar 28, 2007 6:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Hervoragend!

Das ist ja ein sehr schoenes Bild! Ein mal frei! Wie schwer ist das denn der Zugspitze im Winter zu klettern? Hab es no nit gemacht. Awesome shot!

Dan

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Mar 28, 2007 8:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hervoragend!

Hiking Zugspitze in winter is very difficult! The normal route (in summer) through Hoellental-Valley and Hoellental-glacier is strictly closed to extreme high risk of avalanches. Other routes are also difficult, depending on the conditions.
We try to make the 3.5 Miles ridge between Zugspitze an Alpspitze. This is one of the most beautiful alpine climbs (8 - 12 hours) in the German Alps south of Munich. In winter, it could be a dangerous expedition. After weeks with good weather and not much snow, we start - after a night with fresh snow - at Zugspitze summit (access with cable car) to make the ridge in 2 days with a night in a shelter box on the ridge. We fight about 4 hours in this conditions but have no chance to reach the emergeny hut (shelter) after 2 miles on the ridge. We decide to return, to avoid a snow bivouac.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Apr 1, 2007 7:26 am - Voted 10/10

Ja

wirklich sehr schön!

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Apr 1, 2007 11:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Ja

Thank´s for comment!

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