Ascent of Zugspitze on 2019-08-05

Climber: Andy Hatzos

Date:Monday, August 5, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:9718 ft / 2962 m

Ascent Trip Report

While this wasn't the highest or most prominent peak of my 2019 Europe trip, good weather and an outstanding setting made it my favorite.

I took the cable car up and the cog railway down. I made sure to get to the top as early as possible, reaching the summit at 9:45 AM. I actually had a few minutes completely to myself underneath the golden summit cross. Within a hour, the entire summit area was completely covered with people. The climb to the summit was not difficult, thanks to the ladder and ropes, but I found the rocks to be extremely smooth and hard to keep traction on.

Don't miss the grilled bratwurst near the old customs booth on the German side.
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