Ascent to Zugspitze-Platform on 2011-01-16
|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|
| Elevation:||9678 ft / 2949 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||40 ft / 13 m (100% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportCold 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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