Ascent of Berchtesgadener Hochthron on 2012-07-28

Climber: Lee Newton

Others in Party:Andrew Tibbetts
Date:Saturday, July 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Berchtesgadener Hochthron
    Elevation:1972 m / 6470 ft

Ascent Trip Report

With a forecast for thunderstorms from midday, we chose the ascent the Berchtesgadener Hochthron as a safe option. However, before the weather broke it was hot and uncomfortably humid and we sweated a lot on the ascent. The route was well-maintained, well-signposted, and the views fantastic back to Hochkönig, Birnhorn, Stadelhorn, Grosses Ochsenhorn, and especially Watzmann which immediately jumped into a high spot on my must-do list. We stopped for lunch with a beer a the excellent hut near the summit, and the descent was accomplished well before the storm hit. Unfortunately when it hit we were trying to squeeze in a second hill of the day (the nearby Karkopf) and we got totally drenched, but that´s another story..
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1171 m / 3845 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Hot, humid
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1171 m / 3845 ft
    Extra Loss:49 m / 164 ft
    Distance:6 km / 3.7 mi
    Route:via Scheibenkaser and Stöhrhaus
    Trailhead:near Ettenberg  850 m / 2789 ft
    Time Up:2 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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