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One of the most impressing and second highest peak of the 'Otztaler' Alps.

Elevation (feet): 12,267
Elevation (meters): 3,739
Continent: Europe
Country: Austria
Range/Region: Otztal Alps
Latitude: 46.797778
Longitude: 10.726389
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1850
First successful climber(s): J.A. Specht, L. Klotz, N. Klotz
Nearest major airport: Innsbruck
Convenient Center: vent

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

Trip Reports

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

There are 10 trip reports for Weisskugel.

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  • Log #11058 - by Tobias Eberlei on Sep 18, 2004
    What a great mountain!. We started the trip in kurzras in italy. We had a very nice day. Great view from the top!.
  • Log #11059 - by ray on Sep 05, 2002
    We did the North Ridge on a quit, but beautifull morning, we were 'alone in the world'. Took us 5 ours from the bella vista cabin. At this time there are a lot of crevasses to take care for. The...
  • Log #11060 - by Michele Gusmeroli on Aug 08, 2002
    From the schone aussicht
  • Log #11061 - by W. Koridon on Mar 06, 2002
    Long (12h) & beautifull climb/tour from Rif. Bella Vista via NE-ridge/face together with occasional partner Arthur Koks
  • Log #11062 - by Markus on Nov 28, 2001
    We climbed the North-ridge in 3 1/2 hours. It was amazing!!!
  • Log #11063 - by Imeyen on Nov 07, 2001
    We tried to climb the W. from Glieshoefe and via the Oberetteshuette (which by the way is a very nice hut, very professionaly managed). Beyond the Quelljoch, we ran into very deep fresh snow which...
  • Log #11064 - by Peter Piros on Jan 17, 2001
    I was in the Otztal several times before mainly on winter for skiing. We left Kurzras (Italy, 2011m) with my friend Sandor Chlebovits at 6.00 in the morning and reached the peak around 13.30. During...
  • Log #11065 - by Bierschenk, Albrecht on Nov 13, 2000
    Great climb, to be done in 6 hours from Weisskugelhütte. Weisskugelhütte does not have a shelter room for winter, so be prepared...(bring an adjustable spanner!) Graet glacier skiing, hardly any...
  • Log #11066 - by Remco Woutersen on Nov 06, 1999
    One of Austria's most beautiful mountains. We climbed the East-ridge starting at the Weisskugelhuette in Italy (great cabbin, very nice 'Wirtin'). The ridge was steep, but not very difficult, and the...
  • Log #11067 - by Mike Ashworth on Sep 07, 1999
    Climbed with Dave Brown (High Peak, Derbyshire) from the Schoene Aussicht hut (aka Bella Vista) via the Hintereisjoch. From the Joch it is a simple snow climb, but the final summit ridge is an...