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Ascent of Weisse Spitze on 2021-08-12

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Thursday, August 12, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Weisse Spitze
    Location:Austria
    Elevation:9718 ft / 2962 m

Ascent Trip Report

From SW, upper car park just below Oberstelleralm, €4, coins. Walked road then mapped path, steep zigzags, gentler section in hanging valley then steeply up to col, turn R, varied ridge with arete, boulderfield and easy trail. Exposed on a few spots; the crux for me was steep arete a short way above col, especially on descent. Highpoint is outcrop 4m N of pseudo cross; adjacent trig block still has the theodolite fixing plate in place. Fine views enhanced by lowering sun; Großglockner in view. Surprised to see 3 lads ascending; they seemed to turn L at col; presumably camping or bivvying. 1h45 up, 3h20 round trip, down before dusk; 5pm start after 2h40 drive round from Kreuzjoch trailhead and much needed Lidl session.

Photos https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10209679862790823&id=1757312418
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3746 ft / 1141 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3746 ft / 1141 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.8 km
    Start Trailhead:5972 ft / 1820 m
Descent Statistics



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