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Ascent of Schneeberg on 2016-10-07

Climber: Martin Friedrich

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, October 7, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Schneeberg
    Location:Germany
    Elevation:3448 ft / 1050 m

Ascent Trip Report

The sign posts just on the other side of the road from the parking (the typical one in Germany: only for hikers...) lead you very slowly up the hill and in a big slope back to the 1,000m-rock and from there to the summit which is partially renaturalized after the withdrawal of the military, partially still dominated by their buildings (not being used for more than 20 years...).

The heap of rocks is clearly higher than the rock formation with stairs and a wooden tower construction on top (called Backöfele). Both are a little slippery when wet, in particular the descent from the former requires a minimal amount of attention - falling down even only three meters can cause organisational challenges. Anyhow, with clouds even lower than this peak, the panorama from both places is essentially the same ;-)

On the way down I avoided the boring slope and decided to take the quick way following the road which is not available to the public and therefore at least with no traffic.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:971 ft / 295 m
    Total Elevation Loss:971 ft / 295 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.3 mi / 7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Frigid, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:971 ft / 295 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Start Trailhead:Parking after the rehabilitation clinic  2477 ft / 754 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:971 ft / 295 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.5 km
    End Trailhead:Parking after the rehabilitation clinic  2477 ft / 754 m
    Time:45 Minutes



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