This route is still on my wishlist. But I think I' m not good enough at skiing so I' m still waiting... :(
Do you have any detailed shots of the east-ridge of Grünstein? I' m thinking about that for summer.
Anyway, great page, worth at least 11 points!
Thanks for your voting (and of course for the excellent Mieming range overview !!). Unfortunately I don´t have any more pictures of Grünstein. The best one of the east ridge is number 468170 of my Grünstein loop pictures. It was taken from below Tajatörl as a view back to Grünsteinscharte and the slopes below it.
The Grünstein summit is on my wishlist, a college of mine has recommended the south chute which he does normally in late autumn. Its the easiest ascent by far. A descent could be made via west ridge (UIAA I and II) to Östliche Marienbergscharte and down the large scree chute to Marienbergjoch.
The east ridge looks very complicated and should be a long hike / climb from Grünsteinscharte. The Rother AV Führer says, the route is UIAA grade II and easier and takes 2,5 hours from Grünsteinscharte.
Thanks for you information! I' ve got some photos of the southern route which isn' t difficult (but dangerous due to rockfall). But in my opinion Grünstein deserves a traverse since it is the highest peak of the western Mieming Range. Well we' ll see what' s up next summer... Drop me a line if you intend to go to Grünstein and don' t have a partner. Cheers Lukas!
You´re right, there can be dangerous rockfall on the southern route. That is why my college does it in late autumn, normally there are no more hikers around :-)
I´ll keep your proposal in mind :-)