Intense tour with beautiful and magical views on the gorge of the Höllental and the valley leading to the Zugspitze.
Distance 12 km
We advise to sleep in the Höllentalangerhütte like we did so to have more time to summit the next day and enjoy the tour better (then it would be around 2h going to the hut via the gorge/Klamm and about 6 to 7 hours to summit - current tour). This route requires a via ferrata set and helmet, since it’s composed mostly of via ferrata/Klettersteig. When we did it the snow quantity was still a lot and the route officially closed. For this we used crampons and one ice axe that helped us all the way up. If you do it in a period where there’s still snow, be aware that there are some sketchy points in which the via ferrata rope is hidden behind the snow; that means that you’ll have to traverse without being secured. The traverses when we did it weren’t very long, so the risk of slipping/falling was low/medium. Absolutely recommended to take the cable car to go down (don’t destroy your knees!). It’s open until 17 so it gives you plenty of time. One-way tickets can be bought on top directly. I strongly recommend to always check the conditions of the route before adventuring there so that you know what to expect. Must say that many of the locals discouraged us from doing the route saying that it was not possible to go up. This is because a lot of people that think they can do it ended up being overwhelmed by the danger and the difficulty of having to deal with snow. If you’re a good alpinist you shouldn’t always care about the recommendations.
ParkingWanderparkplatz Hammersbach P2
32T 652659 5255784
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EquipmentVia ferrata/Klettersteig set, helmet, climbing harness. Bring crampons and ice axe if you find snowy conditions.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Climbing helmet as required
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