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Ascent of Zugspitze on 2015-10-25

Climber: Rich Jar

Date:Sunday, October 25, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Zugspitze
    Location:Germany/Austria
    Elevation:9678 ft / 2949 m

Ascent Trip Report

Last scheduled Sun rise trip of the year. Stayed in a hotel nearby and took the Tirol Zugspitz bahn at 6:00 am in the dark, very erie and cool.

Saw the sun rise over the Alps, would definitely recommend it.

Unfortunately, so late in the season the gate to get to the GipfelKreuz was closed, there was also snow on the ground, so couldn't make the "real" top of German.

Had breakfast in the restaurant (u need to reserve in advance) and then shot some fantastic photos of a beautiful Bavarian sky (blue and white, like Bavaria's flag) and then came down at 9:30 am, which at that time, the cloud cover had moved in.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:9678 ft / 2949 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:9678 ft / 2949 m
    Start Trailhead:0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics



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