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Ascent to Zugspitze-Platform on 2011-01-16

Climber: Mark Moreno

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, January 16, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Ski Lift
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Zugspitze - Platform
    Location:Germany/Austria
    Elevation:2949 m / 9678 ft
    Remaining Elevation:13 m / 40 ft (0% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Cold January day. Took the cable car up at 15:00. No intention to climb up this day. Started way too late. On the summit complex I found the gate for the stairway leading down and over to the actual summit. But there were nearly 2 meters of snow and you could barely see the cable railings in some places. Forget about it. With that much snow and so much wind with no way to secure myself, I would not have dared to venture out on that ledge. Will try again in August with ropes and start from the bottom for a proper ascent.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Rope
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Clear
0gradC clear windy



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