Perfect day for ski touring in July. New snow from thunderstorms the day before. Long hike up, short ski descent back to Mittelbergjoch. Solo - but met a bunch of others.
Started snowing upon leaving Vent, route past Breslauer Hutte and up Mitterkarferner to Mitterkarjoch. Across Taschachferner and upto summit. Visibility for whole climb was poor with high winds especially on the last ascent to the summit. An enjoyable climb although pity about the view from the top (or lack of it). Summitted at 12.15pm.
Beautifaul traverse done with my friend Marc, a guide and two other clients.
Perfect konditions. From Taschachhaus. The north-west ridge was our descent-route.
It was my second attempt. A dream is realy! The snow was good in the morning and we reached the summit at 10 a.m. We had very nice weather on the summit.
Perfect conditions. Good weather.
Hadn't time to do the North Face afterwards. It is still an beautiful mountain. Perfect view over the Ötztal Alps. Try it and you know what I mean.
good to do
Locals told us the route was more difficult this year. We indeed had to cross a large crevasse at the Mitterkarferner. But otherwise no real difficulties to reach the Mitterkarjoch (some rockfall danger).
As we reached the (south) summit it was partly cloudy. Unfortunately no great views. Traversed to the north summit and back via Rofenkargletscher to the Breslauer hutte. Nice climb.
Due to the very warm summer, almost no snow was left on the mountain, only ice. Because of stonefall danger on the Mitterkarjoch, we descended over the Rofenkarjoch. Very nice view, rather crowded on the small summit.
Nice climbing in a nice environment.
The climb to the Mitterkarjoch was a real snowslog.
The Austrian guides were gratefull for our exhausting trailbreaking.
A long climb from Brauschweigerhütte, 6 hours to the top. Perfect weather and therefore very crowded on the south summit. Traverse to the (empty) north summit.
It was a long and tiring climb from Mittelberg through Taschachhaus. It was my first alpine ice wall and it was much more difficult than I had expected. The wall itself took almost 7 hours for us (twice as the 'official' time), on sometimes unstable blank ice.
Very good weather on this long and crowded climb from the Braunschweiger Htt.
Not difficult and a bit boring at times, but still nice. Last meters of rock were the most interesting, with crampons on. Again a super view on the top.
The ascent from the cable car was easy; less than 2.5 h. At the summit it was somewhat crowdy. We skied back via the Taschach-Ferner what was much more exhausing for me than the ascent.
On a very nice day we tried to climb the summit of the Wildspitze. We did a big mistake. We wanted to go in one day. So we reached the Mitterkarjoch at "High Noon". In this time the snow is very softly. Most of the summit climbers did already the way back. So we enjoyed the beautiful view to the mountains arround us. We would take to the summit only 0,75 hours!
We'll be back again some day - then we'll reach the summit!
Nice, easy climb!
Ötztal is one of the most beautiful valley in Austria. A more day tracking in Ötztal is suggested, linking the climb of Wildspitze with the climb of Weisskugel.
My first ice climb
Did several ascents (north face, traverse, also by ski).
From Breslauer Hut via Mitterkarferner to Mitterkarjoch and via Tachaschferner and the west ridge to the summit.