Ascent of Stol on 2014-07-22

Climber: Brian Lund

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:6808 ft / 2075 m

Ascent Trip Report

I decided to try to ascend the Hochstuhl although the weather forecast had promised rain in the early afternoon. I decided that if the weather turned bad or fog/clouds would come in I would turn around.

After ascending in overcast weather to the Klagenfurter hütte I had a quick stop where I enjoyed the gulasch served at the cabin and get something to drink. After the short break the weather seemed to improve a little so I decided to continue. After making it across the pass I continued towards the summit, when I got closer I could see the summit was in the clouds all the time. So when I got to where the trail started to get steeper towards the summit I decided to make my way up towards the cloud cover but I would turn around if they moved any lower. As I made my way up, the weather seemed to worsen and about 150m below the summit I decided to take a 10 minutes break to see what would happen. As I sat down I noticed what seemed to be fog or low clouds being blown up from the valley on the Slovenian side, but dissolving on the way up. As it seemed to become worse I finally decided to turn back.

When I was back across the pass, down past the cabin and 5 minutes from the car the skies opened up and it started to pour! It was definitely the right time to turn around. Since I started the descent the summit was constantly in the clouds.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3035 ft / 925 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3035 ft / 925 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3035 ft / 925 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.7 km
    Route:Klagenfurter hütte, bielschitzasattel
    Start Trailhead:Bärental Austria  3773 ft / 1150 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3035 ft / 925 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Klagenfurter hütte, bielschitzasattel
    End Trailhead:Bärental Austria  3773 ft / 1150 m
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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