From Vent to the summit and back to Similaunhuette for the night. After some rain in the morning good conditions. Very windy on the summit.
An early summer hike in Otztal Alps
We climbed the Similaun starting at the Similaun Hütte and took the route that leads up the west flank of the mountain. We did not follow the 'normal' west ridge, but rather took the icy/snowy route up with an ice axe in our hands and crampons on our feet. Afterwards we descended to the Martin Busch Haus via the Marzellkamm.
Climbing in a beautiful day from Vernago to the hut and up to the peak of the Similaun on ice
On Snowshoes via the normal route.
Summit route from Similaun hutte, cloudy morning, but not so cold. Views on Wildespitze, Weisskugel (italian part mostly clouded). Very nice weekend in Oetztal!
From Similaun Hut
Nice and easy climb. Vent- Niederjochferner - Similaun. The mountain was all mine, nobody else on the way up or down. Amazing feeling, great views.
Left hut at 04:55 in the morning was on top at 06:50, a bit slow but I was tired after a week in the mountains. Lots of snow made the summit ever more easy, except for a few spots near the summit it was all snow up to the top. A lot of people were leaving for the top when I got back so it was probably crowded at noon and later on. Beautiful view of the surrounding peaks.
Ski route from refuge Bellavista
Very dry conditions.
Martin-Busch-Hütte to the Similaunhütte
From the Similaunhütte over Similaun and Faulwand down to the Pfossental.
Nice route. In 6hrs to the top. First 'ice-summit' of the group of five friends. The summit-ridge was full of ice. Nice view into the North Face
We went there with my 10 years old son by the normal route from Similaun Hut within excellent weather condition. When we went the exposed summit firn ridge my son said "I feel like a cat on a rooftop". The summit photo with my son is hanging proudly on my front wall in our room!
First ones up on that day, great weather, wonderful view
Climbed it with my Dad. Nice `n easy.
I took my friend Olina there, "Simi" was her first glacier Summit. That was easy and very nice.
From Schnalstal and Similaunhütte.