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Ascent of Muttekopf on 1996-07-25

Climber: Jan Triska

Date:Thursday, July 25, 1996
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Muttekopf
    Location:Austria
    Elevation:2773 m / 9101 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A long but brilliant and sunny day on this popular daytrip out of Imst. My overall impression was - and I was in the middle of a trip through Tirol and Austria in general - that this section of Lechtaler Alpen offered some of the best scrambling and hikes.
Since this was an 1800 m elevation gain from Imst, I remember being very tired, as well as thinking this was probably the biggest elevation gain for me, at the time. Most of the ascent was on trails, official and unofficial, except for the summit pyramid, say the top 400 vertical meters which were rocky, slabby and marked with stone cairns. It was more of an overall physical challenge than a technical challenge.
Muttekopf offered amazing summit views, similar to ones I'd seen a few years earlier in the Bavarian Alps. On a sunny day, it's also great to descend back to a nice mountain hut, have a soup and a beer, and thus refreshed continue on the way down.
11 hrs in total, lots of suntan.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1800 m / 5906 ft
    Elevation Loss:1800 m / 5906 ft
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
hot sunny day
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1800 m / 5906 ft
    Route:SW face
    Trailhead:Imst  973 m / 3195 ft
    Time Up:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1800 m / 5906 ft
    Route:same as ascent
    Trailhead:Imst  973 m / 3195 ft
    Time Down:5 Hours 



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