From Gries with mtb until gravity got to much for me.... Ca. 2300m. From there hiking to summit. Great weather... Super decent.....
We climbed using the normal route during wonderful weather. Clear skies and not a breath of wind. We approached the Amberger Hutte, stayed the night and left at 4.30 am. We moved across the lower regions on snow shoes and switched to crampons on the steeper slopes above the glacier. By 10 am we reached the summit.
There were some skiers on the glacier and below, but we were completely alone on the ridge and at the summit. All in all a beautiful tour with nice conditions, but the "grat" (ridge) becomes very very narrow near the top, which gave us a good deal of healthy fear.
Glacier and snow in great condition when we did this. We climbed it in 4 pitches with snow/ice coverage all the way to the summit. As with all alpine ice walls, do this early as there's lots of rockfall potential, including kicked down from climbers doing the standard east ridge right above this route. Descent is via the east ridge.
Staying near Längenfeld we woke up early because we planned to go to the Brandenburgerhaus. In Vent we asked at the local VVV for information about this tour. There they said that both the Guslar and Kesselwand glaciers contained a lot of crevasses and the conditions were bad that day. This made us decide to do a different tour, an ice free tour but it still had to be something special. We chose the Schrankogel, so we drove back to Längenfeld and went to Gries. When we left the parking lot in Gries it was already 10.00 am. We followed the normal route via the Amberger Hütte and Hohes Egg and arrived after a 3.20h walk at the top. The route itself was not very beautiful but the view from the top is excellent although it was rather cloudy. Nevertheless we were able to see the Wildspitze between the clouds. After the usual summit photos we descended the same route to Gries in only 1.40h. After 9 years I reached the Brandenburgerhaus this summer so my 2003 plan finally became reality.
We cycled up to Amberger hut and stayed there for a night. On 26th we started and scanded the easy and marked west ridge to the summit. Very windy on top and views where quite dusty but a great trip anyway. Nice downhill ride from the hut.
Gries - Amberg Hut - Hohes Egg - Schrankogel and back to Gries during one day. 16 hours.It was a very long and exhausting tour. Nice, warm weather some clouds. Do not wander from the ridge because detrital stones below. We spent an hour on the summit.
Started early morning from Amberger hut.
The weather was quite warm and nice clouds were roaring in the sky.
After Hohes Egg we started to climb a couloir (40-45°), but after about 100 vertical meters we had to switch to the rocks because of totally unstable melted snow.
On the airy summit ridge we got some fresh winds, and it was quite scary due to even more unstable snow. The temperature was above zero, and we were afraid the snow will not hold us, and braking a fall was physically impossible...
Spent some 10 minutes on the summit and enjoyed panorama with spectacular clouds.
Amberg Hut - In der Sulze - Hohes Egg - Schrankogel
very cold, snow at the top
have FUN & good LUCK,
Long climb from the Amberger Hut.
A great day with Michael and Heike!
nice bike and hike. Great weather and good snow conditions for the traverse. Solo on this one.
a very fine day in fall with endless views from the summit
We climbed this mountain when it rained during the night before. Consequently we had some snow in the near of the summit. No view what was quite good for my brother. The slopes are very steep in the higher regions.
Though we started at the Amberger hut I went to the parking range afterwards, met a friend and came back to the hut in the afternoon. So in summa I made from the starting point to the summit ;-) (what turned out to be quite hard)