Trettachspitze

Elevation (feet): 8,514
Elevation (meters): 2,595
Continent: Europe
Country: Germany
Latitude: 47.303709
Longitude: 10.295863
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1855
First successful climber(s): Urban, Alois und Mathias Jochum
Nearest major airport: Friedrichshafen, Memmingen
Convenient Center: Oberstdorf

Thanks to MMag. phil. Bernhard Fleisch for adding this peak.

A wonderful climbing peak with several routes. The easiest is III+. From some perspective the Trettachspitze almost looks as impressive as the Matterhorn why it is often refererd to as the "Allgäuer Matterhorn". The mountain is composed of quite good limestone (Hauptdolomit). Together with the Hochfrottspitze and the Mädelegabel the Trettachspitze forms the "Allgäuer Dreigestirn" which is visible from Einödsbach.

I climbed this peak in 1998 with my pals Marco Klocker and Siegfried Gugele. Siegfried had an accident when going down a frozen snowfield. He crashed into a stone and gravel field after sliding down about 25 meters on the snowfield. He suffered some not too severe injuries and was lucky to have survived. We all three were flown out by a German Air rescue chopper. Siegfried spent a few days in the Oberstdorf infirmary.

Thanks to MMag. phil. Bernhard Fleisch and Uwe Dengler for contributing to these details. (View history)