Zugspitze Climber's Log

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nsalescouk - Apr 12, 2010 10:21 pm

Route climbed: Ehrwalder Alm - summit  Sucess!

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


fubar7500 - Dec 27, 2009 10:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

Top of Germany   Sucess!

Clasic way via ferrata from Ga-Pa (across the iceberg) to summit.
Nice but crowded way (summit totaly overcrowded by tourists)
Next day we went to Octoberfest in Munich as an reward:-)


project360 - Oct 14, 2009 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

Highest point in Germany  Sucess!

Nothing like a Lowenbrau on the summit of the highest point in Germany...

Lukas Kunze

Lukas Kunze - Oct 4, 2009 2:01 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

Höllental  Sucess!

Started at 7am at Hammersbach. raced up to the glacier in order to save some time since us was told that the upper via ferrata is full of snow and ice. We overtook several people who started way before us. The sun did a great job on the ice and we didn' t have to wait at any time :) Phantastic views from the route and on the top. Great trip but the crowd on the summit is quite a contrast...


Nikman - Aug 26, 2009 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

Höllental  Sucess!

Started at Hammersbach in the morning after sleeping in the car and did it as a one-day tour.
Tooooo many people on this day and a crowded route made me wait several times.


yamesu - Aug 15, 2009 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

From Hammersbach  Sucess!

via Höllental


Jofa - Jan 12, 2009 10:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 1989

Took the ski lift, but I was the only from our group to ski down it without wiping out!  Sucess!

Yeh, yeh, not really a traditional summit, but i did get up there and enjoyed some of the best skiing of my life.... so far...

Katy Y

Katy Y - Sep 29, 2008 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008

Familiar...  Sucess!

wow! looked kinda like Oregon... September a great time to be there; not completely mobbed.


bc44caesar - Jul 9, 2008 4:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008

Höllental  Sucess!

Wonderful approach through the Höllental, stayed in the hut, then climbed with some new-found friends the next day to the summit (my first Klettersteig too!). Descended to an Austrian hut via another Klettersteig, and then out to the Eibsee the next day. Wonderful tour!!


David_Holland - Jun 30, 2008 8:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008

Hollental  Sucess!

Nice tour by hollental!


Dziku - May 26, 2008 2:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Via Hoellental! Nice!  Sucess!

I was there alone but on the route were so many people that i didn't feel lonely :-)


Bonesaw - Jan 12, 2008 11:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2007

Crowded on Top  Sucess!

Great climb and beautiful views, but was turned off by the little city built on top and all the people.

Peter K

Peter K - Dec 26, 2007 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2007

Route Climbed: Jubiläumsgrat  Sucess!

We made a "regular" winter climb of the Jubiläumsgrat: took the gondola from Eibsee to the Zugspitze and continued down via the ridge to Alpspitze and Osterfelderkopf.
Quiet, on a wednesday morning during winter...
Though gotta come back for a "fair means" ascent. :)


reinhard2 - Oct 19, 2007 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 1981

Repeated ascents  Sucess!

via different routes.
1981 Jubiläum ridge in winter with a friend in the following way:
Ropeway to Kreuzeckhaus. Next morning Alpspitze via Schöngänge and SE ridge, over to Jubiläum ridge to bivy hut. Clouds fell in that evening, but the morning brought the sun's splendor back again, with -16°C inside and -18°C outside the hut. Continued to Zugspitze bypassing several steep ridge sections using snow gullys on the S side of the ridge. Arrived at summit just 20 minutes before the last ropeway went down.
Fascinating alpinistic experience.

Via Reintal May 1984 and Sept 2004, both times in clouds above Knorrhütte.

From Ehrwald via Gatterl in June 2007 - very nice hiking tour.

Via Höllental in Aug 2011 - very impressive indeed!


alpspitze - Sep 25, 2007 9:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 1993

From Hoellental  Sucess!

Nice hike but too many people on top.


joe_akeem - Aug 31, 2007 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Route Climbed: Hollental  Sucess!

Nice but busy...

Bubba Suess

Bubba Suess - Mar 16, 2007 5:03 pm

Ok, ok, I only "climbed" it.  Sucess!

Took the Gondola up and the train down. I know, I know...


Lubos - Feb 11, 2007 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 1984

Hoellental  Sucess!

It used to be my favorite one very long day trip going early down to Garmisch and climbing the Zugspitze. It was a real apine experience in winter.
I did the route probably ten times.

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Nov 22, 2006 5:59 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2005

Great Time...  Sucess!

I would like to return to climb this mountain proper. Skiing is great on the top too!

Marcus Hofmann

Marcus Hofmann - Nov 19, 2006 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2006

Route Climbed: Höllental, Matheisenkar, Grieskarscharte, Jubiläumsgrat, Zugspitze  Sucess!

A great ridge climb on one of the last sunny weekends in the fall. We were alone on the ridge. Beautiful.

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