Ascent of Wildspitze on 2011-04-10

Climber: Nathan LaFevers

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, April 10, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:3767 m / 12362 ft

Ascent Trip Report

I parked at the lot in the tiny village of Rofen (2014 m) and started hiking at 2:15 a.m. with the temperature at 39 degrees F. Following the trail, I reached the Vernagthutte (2755 m) at 4:45 a.m., where the temperature was 31 degrees F. I reached the south summit (3770 m) at 9:45 a.m. with a temperature of 16 degrees F not considering chill from roughly 20 mph wind. Along the route above 2800 meters the wind stayed moderate and steady out of the north. Below about 2300 meters there was little snow left, and above that it was all neve, but with avalanche danger rising to moderate in the afternoon on steep slopes. I returned to Rofen at 1:00 p.m. and by then the temperature down there had risen to 62 degrees F.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1753 m / 5754 ft
    Elevation Loss:1753 m / 5754 ft
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Skis, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1753 m / 5754 ft
    Route:via Rofental and Vernagtferner
    Trailhead:Rofen  2014 m / 6608 ft
    Time Up:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1753 m / 5754 ft
    Route:via Vernagtferner and Rofental
    Trailhead:Rofen  2014 m / 6608 ft
    Time Down:3 Hours 15 Minutes

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