Ascent of Tweralpspitz on 2015-02-07

Climber: Lee Newton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, February 7, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:4370 ft / 1331 m

Ascent Trip Report

Plenty of snow for snowshoeing on a (mostly) marked and trodden trail. Traversing the steep southern slopes of the Habrütispitz was slightly tricky and possibly not entirely avalanche safe in retrospect although they are relatively rare at this modest altitude. Bitterly cold all day around -7 or -8C with a biting wind from the NE (from which I was thankfully mostly sheltered. The humidity from the persisent mist sucked away body heat from any part exposed. The restaurant at Chrüzegg was open and served me some delicious and warming Gerstensuppe (Barley soup). Much slower than expected due to quite deep snow, I left the final peak Höchhand for next time.

The GPS track shows the final driving approach, plus the circular hiking route
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2225 ft / 678 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2225 ft / 677 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Frigid, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1831 ft / 558 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1667 ft / 508 m; Extra: 164 ft / 49m
    Loss on way in:164 ft / 49 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:via Hinder Altschwand and Rotstein
    Start Trailhead:Atzmännig  2703 ft / 823 m
    Time:2 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2061 ft / 628 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1667 ft / 508 m; Extra: 394 ft / 120m
    Gain on way out:394 ft / 120 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:via Chrüzegg and Habrüti
    End Trailhead:Atzmännig  2703 ft / 823 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Lee Newton
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