Hochfeiler

Elevation (feet): 11,516
Elevation (meters): 3,510
Continent: Europe
Country: Austria
Range/Region: Maritime Alps
Latitude: 46.972778
Longitude: 11.726111
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1865

Thanks to foinaven and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Beautiful glacier summit. Very fine north east face ice shield rising from Austria with two long ribbon glaciers falling from the secondary summit toward Sterzing (Italy). Southern approach from Sterzing via the Hochfeilerhutte (2770 m) is spectacular and straight forward. The only real scrambling is immediately after leaving the refuge where a wall is climbed to gain the summit ridge; fixed ropes (PD-). Nice snow arĂȘte to finish at summit cross. Fantastic views of the Gliderferner and down the north face.

Thanks to foinaven for this description.

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