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Ascent of Trogkofel on 2021-08-23

Climber: Deividas Valaitis

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, August 23, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Trogkofel
    Location:Italy/Austria
    Elevation:7480 ft / 2279 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked my car at 46.6127, 13.28103. I took the Millennium Express cable car to the top station. The one-way ticket cost a surprisingly low 13 euros. Because of the morning rain, I chose the afternoon hours, and I knew that I would not catch the last lift. 

From the lift to the trail head, the biggest difficulty is finding a path between people and multiple trails. At 46.6127, 13.28103, a well marked trail through a boulder field. Maybe a few hundred meters. Descending about 100 vertical meters, the trail goes up to the ridge via forest and pastures at 46.55832, 13.24125. At 46.55763, 13.23255 starts a flat and easy ridge walk. At 46.56488, 13.22331 nice flat trail at the bottom of Trogkofel S wall. At 46.56624, 13.20873 starts an unprotected climb. A few places are quite exposed and need care. Stright forward walk on the summit plato. Impressive views and impressive "stone crevasses". The summit is marked with a cross. There is also an easily reachable SW summit. There are absolutely excellent views on the top and most of the trail. I descended the same way, but the lift was already non-working, so I went an extra 15km on the gravel road to the parking. I enjoyed this hike so much. A very good one. 

2h20 up, 5h40 roundtrip.

Photos of Trogkofel - 2280m
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1148 ft / 349 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5249 ft / 1599 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.9 mi / 24 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1148 ft / 349 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 7 km
    Start Trailhead:6332 ft / 1929 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5249 ft / 1599 m
    Distance:10.6 mi / 17 km
    End Trailhead:2231 ft / 680 m



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