Mädelegabel

The Mädelegabel is a 2645 m summit in the Allgäu Alps near Oberstdorf. This mountain is one of the most popular and most frequently climbed summits in the German Alps. Within the Allgäu Alps the Mädelegabel is on rank four regarding altitude. The border between Germany and Austria runs along the summit ridge. On the south east side of the Mädelegabel there is the Schwarzmilzferner, a small glacier. The Schwarzmilzferner is the only glacier in the Allgäu Alps.

The Heilbronner Höhenweg runs along south of the Mädelegabel. It provides easy access to the summit via the east ridge of the mountain.

Elevation (feet): 8,678
Elevation (meters): 2,645
Continent: Europe
Country: Germany/Austria
Range/Region: Austrian Alps
Latitude: 47.3
Longitude: 10.295833
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1818/1819 or 1835
Nearest major airport: Friedrichshafen, Memmingen
Convenient Center: Oberstdorf, Steeg

Thanks to Uwe Dengler for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #21650 - by Uwe Dengler on May 03, 2009
    Ascent via the east ridge from the "Heilbronner Höhenweg" in 1977. Easy access to the summit and fantastic views of the Algäu Alps and Lechtal alps on top.