Ascent of Großglockner on 2014-07-24

Climber: Lee Newton

Others in Party:Dave Kenyon
Date:Thursday, July 24, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:12461 ft / 3798 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascent by the normal route from Kals. Studl Hut 05.30, Summit 08.30, Studl Hut 10.30. Conditions were perfect with a frozen glacier on the way up, and good amount of firm snow on the summit ridge. Climbed in crampons the whole way. As is normal I guess, there were several very inexperienced people creating a hazard on the ridge and some guides had up to 4 novice clients, which seemed inadvisable given the steep snow entry to the ridge and the even steeper snow on some parts of the summit ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6168 ft / 1880 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.9 mi / 16 km
    Route:Normal route
    Trailhead:Huge car park at Lucknerhaus  6293 ft / 1918 m
    Grade/Class:PD+ II
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes

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