Zugspitze stopper puller
The least known climb to the top of the Zugspitze
The climb from the Eibsee via the Wiener Neustädter Hütte is the least frequently used of the classic Zugspitze routes. It is more demanding than the route through Reintal and less spectacular than the Höllental route. Nevertheless, it is not to be underestimated and forms, so to speak, "the golden mean" of the three classic Zugspitze ascents. The first 1,900 meters of altitude are climbed leisurely at the deep blue Eibsee lake. Over a steep ramp and numerous scree bands, the trail, which is partly secured with wire ropes, winds its way through the steep flank to the Wiener-Neustädter Hütte. It lies hidden in the extensive Austrian Schneekar at 2,213 m. From here it is only a good two hours, but they have it in themselves. The key section, the steep chimney-like "Stopselzieher" right at the beginning is followed by many more, partly secured climbing passages until you reach the summit ridge and the "normal route" coming from the Zugspitzplatt at about 2,830 meters.
Program and schedule
- Mountain guide:in with the appropriate qualifications
- Necessary alpine equipment (Edelrid rope combination, via ferrata set, and helmet on loan)
Meeting point at the parking lot of the Eibsee cable car, issue of rental equipment. Joint ascent via the Wiener Neustädter Hütte to the Zugspitze. Afterwards descent with the Zugspitzbahn.
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You can expect a challenging mountain tour with 2000 Hm in the ascent. The descent takes place with the Zugspitzbahn. Prerequisite for the ascent are Surefootedness and conditin for up to 6 - 8 h ascent (pure walking time) with approx. 5 kg luggage. The route offers from easy hiking trail to moderately difficult via ferrata passages (C) and easy climbing a lot of variety. In the company of a mountain guide, the route is manageable for sure-footed and giddy climbers with the appropriate condition.
"I particularly like the Stopselzieher because the climb is full of surprises and ultimately leads to the summit easier than suspected.
Furthermore, there is usually much less "traffic" here than on the main routes.
The via ferrata passages are technically not too difficult, but you already have a good 1,400 meters of altitude in your legs.
I then usually take my guests on the short rope, which saves them energy and we then get to the summit ridge at 2,800m quickly and without problems."
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