Spent the night at Reintalangerhütte, then summited the following day in thick fog. Had no views all day long. Bad luck.
Very nice experience and demanding, there was still quite some snow at the begining of June.
summited in november 2011 and november 2012. 2011 - good weather, sunny, not wind, little snow. 2012 - bad weather, wind 65-70 km/h, many snow, cold.
Single push through the night ascend via Reintal route.
It was a wonderful trip after a night out, since I started very late from Ehrwald (after a trip to Osterfelderkopf from GaPa). I slept in my sleeping bag underneath overhang at the place where there is a bench with (supposedly) nice view over the valley. I came there in deep night with my headlamp at 9:15 p.m. I wanted to sleep in the Wiener Neustadter huette, but could not then find the way further in fog and in the dark, so I slept there. The next day there was a wonderful inversion - clouds were solely in valleys underneath. I came to the huette, ate there, rested for a while after a night out and went on to the Klettersteig. It was actually quite easy. The only obstacle was the fresh snow. For the way back I used the cable car. It was a wonderful trip for me.
Cogwheel train to Sonn Alp than hike to the summit.
Unfortunately not the time of year for climbing. Still I wanted to visit the high point of Germany. Without any true effort on my part, it might be only fair that I couldn't got to the true summit cross which was 5 or 10 meters higher. I could see a way to get there but the unconsolidated snow covering the ferrata helped me decide not to try it.
Even with the people on the summit the Höllental is worth it.
Started from Ehrwald and attempted this. Too much snow on route, 3 feet covered the via ferrata cables. Then descended and took the chairlift.
From Garmisch train station - Knorrhütte (6h) where we slept on Saturday. Knorrhütte - summit (2h) - Knorrhütte - Gatterl - Ehrwald on Sunday. Sunny weather, some clouds. Beautiful walk through the Reintal valley.
Started from the parking lot at Kreuzberg at 6 o'clock. Superb weather and many people on the route most of them starting from Höllentalhütte. Reached the top after 6 hours. Had planned on climbing Jübiläumsgrat the next day, but weather was not too good, so I rode the train down in the afternoon.
Alex and I had a great trip - teamed up with Robert from Colerado and his girlfriend, son and friend.
We were slow but sucessfull
Started from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, passed through Partnachklamm and Reinthal, spent the night in Knorrhuette and climbed the summit next morning.
That was great!
Started in Garmisch on Sep 13th in the rain to Knorr hut. Next day there was fine weather with some snow on the route.
There was no snow on the glacier. That was just what I had hoped for, because now I could easily avoid the crevasses. On my way to the glacier, I saw some people returning, looking unhappy - I believe they had wanted to cross the glacier without crampons, but that was virtually impossible. There even were big signs at the Höllentalanger Hütte saying that you would need them.
The climb was beautiful, but the summit experience is something else. I didn't stay long, and continued to the Knorr Hütte.
Walked all the way from the car parking at Kreuzeckbahn lift station (at 750 m above see level) via Höllental-klamm and the glacier. Reached the summit in 8 hours 45 minutes. Liked every single minute of the trip.
Long trip - 8 h from Grainau. But an interesting journey through different terrain: path in the forest, magnificent canyon, moraines, a small glacier and via ferrata.
It was the most beautiful mountain route I've ever done (and I've done quite a few). The regular huts on the way up mean you don't need to carry a lot of food (although water and sun cream are essential!), and once over the top of the Ehrwalder Alm and round the back of the Zugspitze, the scenery was absolutley breathtaking. As a route, this isn't very hard, and even the last scramble can be avoided by taking the cable car (which I didn't do). Full route available at http://www.nsales.co.uk/hiking/hiking.htm