One of the most beautiful via ferratas of the Wetterstein mountains
The Alpspitze is the landmark of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Looking at the steep flank, it's hard to believe that it's relatively easy to climb via the picture-book side. But the via ferrata skilfully avoids all the steep steps and leads purposefully to the summit. Watch out: there are still some airy climbing passages to tackle on the descent via the east shoulder! In the morning, your mountain guide will meet you at the Alpspitzbahn valley station and check the necessary equipment with you. You will then complete the warm-up program with a short climbing passage on the half-hour hike to the ferrata. The technical, almost vertical key section (B) with many iron clamps is the entrance to the 600 m high steep flank. The route now climbs steadily up to the summit of the Alpspitze on well-secured paths. The ascent repeatedly offers breathtaking views of the green alpine pastures towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen and wonderful views of the Zugspitze or the Jubiläumsgrat. At the summit itself, you will be rewarded with beautiful distant views of the Wetterstein and Karwendel mountains and, if visibility is good, as far as Munich and the Alpine foothills. You can't find a suitable date? Please contact us for an individually organized tour (Contact: info(at)vivalpin.com).
Program and schedule
- Mountain guide:in with the appropriate qualifications
- Edelrid via ferrata equipment (harness, via ferrata set, and helmet on loan)
Meeting point with the mountain guide, issue of rental equipment, ascent with the Alpspitzbahn and hike to the entrance of the Alpspitz Ferrata. Climbing the Alpspitz Ferrata. Descent via the Nordwandsteig or the Schöngänge to the Alpspitzbahn and descent to the valley.
Change of program All courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out according to the safety standards of the Vivalpin Mountain and Ski School with qualified mountain and ski guides. An adjustment of the proven tour program is possible for safety-relevant reasons such as bad weather, dangerous conditions or insufficient conditions of the participants. The final program will be decided by the mountain guide on site.
- Normal fitness and health conditionno
- No climbing experience necessary
- Sure-footedness and good physical condition for 3 h ascent and climbing or 5 h hike (plus breaks).
"With 600 meters of altitude, the Alpspitz Ferrata is not a short via ferrata. It is more strenuous than it appears at first glance.
There I like to take my guests on the rope at the one or other passage or I support them with breaks at the appropriate places.
As is often the case, the tour does not end at the summit. On the east ridge and further down on the north face climb, full concentration is once again required. But as I said, I help my guests with the right tips, if necessary with rope support."
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