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Ascent of Hochweidwald on 2013-12-18

Climber: Lee Newton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hochweidwald
    Location:Switzerland
    Elevation:853 m / 2799 ft

Ascent Trip Report

From the village of Rickenbach I drove a narrow metalled road to the farm buildings of Feldemoss where it was possible to park out of the way on a grassy verge. A track of gradually deteriorating quality led directly to the summit, which was topped by a fenced compound containing a tall communications tower, although the ground outside the fence seemed equally high if not slightly higher. There was some snow on the ground in places and the weather was beautiful (+4C, sunny if slightly hazy). The summit has no view due to the forest but there are points on the track where you can see south towards the Alps. NOt as good as from the Stierenberg but not bad.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:101 m / 329 ft
    Distance:2 km / 1.2 mi
    Route:Forest tracks
    Trailhead:Feldemoos  752 m / 2470 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:12 Minutes



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