Zugspitze Climber's Log

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SCHO

SCHO - Oct 13, 2014 9:53 am Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2014

Höllental  Sucess!

Via Ferrata up, cog rail down.

chris.mueller

chris.mueller - Aug 17, 2014 9:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014

winter in august  Sucess!

Climbed from Ehrwald, Austria in snowy condition. Happy to be the only team on the summit.

nickw1 - Jul 31, 2014 3:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2014

Up Ehrwald, down Reintal  Sucess!

Climbed the Zugspitze with two friends (one with son) last week. Original aim was to do the Hollental route, but due to the hut closure and not everyone being confident on doing it in a day, we opted for the Ehrwald route as being the likely shortest in time. Started 0700 from Ehrwald station off the first train from Garmisch and arrived at the top 1330 after a leisurely climb. Ferrata wasn't difficult so did it without clipping in, though did make use of the rope and steel spikes.

After eating at the Austrian cafe three of us made our way down by cable car or train but I was mad enough to carry on and attempt to descend to Garmisch via the Reintal leaving the summit at 1500 eventually arriving back down at 2200. A very long day but I've had this one on my todo list since 2009 so worth it!

ferdinandverboom

ferdinandverboom - Oct 26, 2013 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2013

Fantastic  Sucess!

I climbed this peak with a friend via the Höllentalroute on a beautiful autumn day. Great treecolors in de valley, nice snow on the summit and klettersteig. The glacier was a bit icy so we fortunately didn't bring our crampons and ice axe for nothing. It was a long day from hammersbach to the summit. The klettersteig was sometimes covered under the snow which created some tricky parts. We summited just before sunset and slept on the platt. We had the route and the summit for our selves! We stood up quite early to watch sunrise from the summit. Magnificient views. The route down to Ehrwald/Eibsee was also beautiful, but early in the morning with some icy parts.

noproneeded

noproneeded - Oct 4, 2013 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2011

Great!!  Sucess!

Had an awesome time climbing this high point from Hammertal. The entire trip is beautiful. Got some crazy looks from the Germans because I traversed the glacier without crampons (not recommended) but quickly made friends with them after their initial shock. ran into a bit of a traffic jam above glacier but it was fun to chat with the fellow climbers. Toasts abounded on summit with BERGHEIL being bellowed at the top of our lungs. Then ate at restaurant before heading back down via ridge route. LONG DAY!!!

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Aug 4, 2013 5:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

Via Wiener-Neustaedter-Huette  Sucess!

Five hours climb from Ehrwald. I prefer this route on hot summer days, as this is completely in shadow.

highpointa - Jun 18, 2013 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

Via Reintal  Sucess!

Spent the night at Reintalangerhütte, then summited the following day in thick fog. Had no views all day long. Bad luck.

Kundrt - May 19, 2013 2:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

From Ehrwald to Ga-Pa  Sucess!

Very nice experience and demanding, there was still quite some snow at the begining of June.

Rusnborg

Rusnborg - Jan 12, 2013 4:40 am Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2011

route from Reintal valley

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.

chris.mueller

chris.mueller - Jan 3, 2013 6:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

Via Reintal

Single push through the night ascend via Reintal route.

Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Nov 20, 2012 6:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

from Wiener Neustadter huette  Sucess!

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.

michal711 - Jul 28, 2012 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Fast track.  Sucess!

Cogwheel train to Sonn Alp than hike to the summit.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Apr 29, 2012 8:26 am Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2012

Eibsee Cable Lift

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.

Mescalito

Mescalito - Feb 29, 2012 1:33 am

Great Tour  Sucess!

Even with the people on the summit the Höllental is worth it.

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Nov 2, 2011 12:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

An attempt and a chairlift  Sucess!

Started from Ehrwald and attempted this. Too much snow on route, 3 feet covered the via ferrata cables. Then descended and took the chairlift.

ncst

ncst - Sep 7, 2011 4:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

Reintal Route  Sucess!

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.

damgaard

damgaard - Jul 26, 2011 5:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

Höllental, 1 day  Sucess!

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.

IvanBraunDK

IvanBraunDK - May 12, 2011 1:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

From Hammersbach -> overnight stay at Hoellental Hütte -> Top  Sucess!

Alex and I had a great trip - teamed up with Robert from Colerado and his girlfriend, son and friend.

We were slow but sucessfull

Art1989

Art1989 - May 7, 2011 3:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009

Reintal  Sucess!

Started from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, passed through Partnachklamm and Reinthal, spent the night in Knorrhuette and climbed the summit next morning.
That was great!

mpa

mpa - Apr 27, 2011 8:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2003

Reintal  Sucess!

Started in Garmisch on Sep 13th in the rain to Knorr hut. Next day there was fine weather with some snow on the route.

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