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Ascent of Schneeberg on 2015-06-13

Climber: Martin Friedrich

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 13, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Schneeberg
    Location:Austria
    Elevation:6811 ft / 2075 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascent from Maria's Land in Rohrbach im Graben. Very hot day. Trail so far good and by and large easy to find - except just above Ternitzer Hütte up to the rails - no major problem but trail far less clear than throughout the rest - in one part even disappearing under grass and plenty of flowers. Reaching the summit I realised that on the other side the forecasted thunderstorms had almost fully developped and were about to reach Schneeberg - so I stayed like 3 minutes at the summit and rushed back to the upper station of the cog wheel train (Blizzards left and right of us - some tourists seemed to enjoy what they called "lightning show" - amazing). Just when the first big rain drops turned into torrential rains I reached the station and took the train down to Puchberg where hail had turned the summer gardens into fields for snowball battles...
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4722 ft / 1439 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1037 ft / 315 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Change from 35 degrees C to thunderstorm just at the summit
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4656 ft / 1419 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4590 ft / 1399 m; Extra: 66 ft / 20m
    Loss on way in:66 ft / 20 m
    Start Trailhead:Maria's Land  2221 ft / 676 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:971 ft / 295 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 905 ft / 275 m; Extra: 66 ft / 20m
    Gain on way out:66 ft / 20 m
    End Trailhead:Bergbahnhof Hochschneeberg  5906 ft / 1800 m



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