Hochfeiler

Hochfeiler
Photo by Peer Böttiger, all rights reserved.

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.

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