South Route via 'Glaetteferner'

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Route
Location:
Tyrol, Austria, Europe
Route Type:
Walk and easy climb
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
UIAA II

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Created On: Apr 24, 2002
Last Edited On: Apr 24, 2002

Approach


Start at 'Innsbrucker Huette' following the path to the 'Bremer Huette'. Leave that marked path after having passed the ridges coming down from the Habicht and at 2400 altimeter turn right (NW) direction the hardly existing 'Glaetteferner' (small glacier nearly entirely coverd by stones now). We initially planned to do the full ridge from 'Aeußere Glaettenieder' as described in the guide book, but this was only reachable by climbing rotten rock once covered by the shrunk glacier.

Route Description


So better directly turn directly to the south slope of´the Habicht. There is more than one way, but the easiest route is a bit left finally reaching the ridge leading to the summit. It is not the best rock but you don't need a rope if you are familiar with climbing UIAA II. Best descend is the normal route (NE) to 'Innsbrucker Huette'.

Essential Gear


Crampons and axe might be usefull depending on conditions.

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PeterCorneliusSpaeth

PeterCorneliusSpaeth - Jun 14, 2005 8:03 am - Hasn't voted

Route Comment

As of summer 2004, the Glaetteferner is almost history. In fact there certainly is still ice underneatth, but it is covered by dirt and rock.


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