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Ascent of Großvenediger on 2018-07-17

Climber: Matthias Ihl

Others in Party:Carsten Becker
Viktoria Weiler
Sandra Hölzl
Pavla Novakova
Monika Kubica (ÖAV Gebirgsverein Wien)
Date:Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Großvenediger
    Location:Austria
    Elevation:12028 ft / 3666 m

Ascent Trip Report

Start at Parkplatz Wiesenkreuz (1470 m) in Hinterbichl, Osttirol. From there via Johannishütte (2121 m) to Defreggerhaus (2964 m). The next day, the weather took a turn for the worse, a snow storm and high winds made the way up the glacier very dfficult. According to the GPS of our guide we reached the highest point on the ridge before we turned around. The summit cross is actually a few meters lower so it seems that we climbed Grossvenediger (3666 m) in wintery conditions!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Extremely Windy, White-out
snow storm, high winds, white-out near summit



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