Ascent of Berchtesgadener Hochthron on 2012-07-28

Climber: Lee Newton

Others in Party:Andrew Tibbetts
Date:Saturday, July 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Berchtesgadener Hochthron
    Elevation:6470 ft / 1972 m

Ascent Trip Report

With a forecast for thunderstorms from midday, we chose the ascent the Berchtesgadener Hochthron as a safe option. However, before the weather broke it was hot and uncomfortably humid and we sweated a lot on the ascent. The route was well-maintained, well-signposted, and the views fantastic back to Hochkönig, Birnhorn, Stadelhorn, Grosses Ochsenhorn, and especially Watzmann which immediately jumped into a high spot on my must-do list. We stopped for lunch with a beer a the excellent hut near the summit, and the descent was accomplished well before the storm hit. Unfortunately when it hit we were trying to squeeze in a second hill of the day (the nearby Karkopf) and we got totally drenched, but that´s another story..
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3845 ft / 1171 m
    Total Elevation Loss:164 ft / 49 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Hot, humid
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3845 ft / 1171 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3681 ft / 1122 m; Extra: 164 ft / 49m
    Loss on way in:164 ft / 49 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:via Scheibenkaser and Stöhrhaus
    Start Trailhead:near Ettenberg  2789 ft / 850 m
    Time:2 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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