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Ascent of Großglockner on 2014-07-24

Climber: Patrick Huegel

Date:Thursday, July 24, 2014
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Großglockner
    Location:Austria
    Elevation:2000 m / 6562 ft

Ascent Trip Report

After parking at one of the huts up above a dam, we started down the trail across the dam and up towards the mountain. Very wet. We made it a few kilometers before realizing we missed the trail breakoff we intended to take. We doubled back and made our way up that trail only to be greeted with a wall of rain. Based on what we experienced and the forecast, we had decided if it was going to hit this hard this early on, we would need to turn back. We hoped to get closer to the first hut at least. Instead we turned back and went back to Heilegenblut for the night. Disappointing for sure. We stayed at a Pension. The forecast looked terrible everywhere around us (thunderstorm) for the next 2 weeks, so we went to Trieste Italy before Slovenia. It was a turn of events.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2000 m / 6562 ft
    Weather:Thunderstorm
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2000 m / 6562 ft
    Trailhead:0 m / 0 ft
Descent Statistics



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