Zugspitze Climber's Log

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Dan - Oct 22, 2001 4:08 am

Route Climbed: Erwald- Wiener/Neust.Hütte-summit Date Climbed: 20.10.01  Sucess!

Make sure to approach the Zugspitze from the Austrian side. It is less crowded- I only met 4 other people on the way up.( you will meet at least 100 on the bavarien side!!!). For German proportions you will find a great view of the central Alps and can also whitness the phenomena that it is very often bad weather in Italy while ths sun is out on the north side of the Alps. Change of alt. from Ehrwald to the top is about 1800 meters. You start at the cablecar( Ehrwalder Zugspitzbahn)It is supposed to take 6 Hours to the top but if it takes you more than 4 you should see your doc if there is anything wrong with you.

Above the Wiener/Neust.(closed in wintertime) hut you will find a lot of iron in the rock.

be prepared to a very special summit experience once you get to the top. There you will find some noisy resturants and a complex german engeneered building( good Quality!)and a lot of japanese tourists that look at you in disbelive...

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