Zugspitze Climber's Log

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


mpa - Apr 27, 2011 8:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009

Höllental  Sucess!

nice climb


rgg - Mar 16, 2011 9:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007

Through the Höllental  Sucess!

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.

jvranjes - Mar 10, 2011 6:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010

jvranjes  Sucess!

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.


mipoddu - Feb 8, 2011 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

Hoellental route  Sucess!

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.

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