Hochkalter Trip Report (#21804)
- Signed By: peter lyssy
- Date submitted: November 06, 2009
- Date(s) climbed: repeatidly
- Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Hochkalter doesn´t belong to Kitzbuehel, but to the Northern Alps, undergroup Berchtesgadener Alps. Hochkalter is one of the nine mountain massives of Berchtesgadener Alps. The mountain is intentionally left in a very original condition, there are neither cables nor iron-pins.
From hut Blaueishütte (5478 ft ), German Alpine Club, managed in summer, ascent over rubble to the foot of a steep rocky wall. Scrambling ( UIAA II) to a gap. From this gap on a long ridge ( partially UIAA II )passing secondary top Kleinkalter to the summit. 4 h from Blaueishütte. Descent from summit- partially on disagreeable steep rubble - to the gully Ofental. Walk down on a path through Ofental to lake Hintersee ( 2634 ft). 4 h. from here 3/4 h to parking for Blaueishütte.
This is a large tour, only to go for mountaineers with a lot of experience. You must have absolute sure weather conditions. Best time : July, August, early September.
The first ascent was 1830, but on another route through the gully Kaltergraben by Schwarzenberg. Friedrich prince Schwarzenberg was archbishop of Salzburg. The first ascent on the route passing Kleinkalter was done in 1833 by Professor Peter Carl Thurwieser with the guide Wein.