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Photo: North eastern side of Grossglockner from Franz Josefshöhe.
Grossglockner dominates the eastern Hohe Tauern. It is the highest mountain in Austria and very popular climbing goal offering varied climbing from moderate glacier climbs (normal routes go at PD with 35° and UIAA II) to long rock/mixed ridges (Stüdlgrat with UIAA III-IV, ~AD), from classic ice climbs (Pallavicinirinne, 55°, UIAA III, 600m) of the north side to extreme routes (ie. North Face Direct). It is also very popular among ski mountaineers.
First expedition in 1799 led by brothers Klotz from Heiligenblut. Franz Xaver von Salm-Reifferscheid, Cardinal of Roman Kurie, was beared to the mountain. Bad weather generated the first bearer strike in the history of mountain climbing. 25.08.1799 Cardinal stayed at the Adlersruhe as two starkest of the members of the team (including Sigmund von Hohenwart) climbed on with four 'sherpas', ordinary members of the expedition. They reached Kleinglockner.
Summit of Grossglockner was first reached 28.07.1800 by M. Klotz, S. Klotz, vicar P. Horasch et al.
First solo ascent by Corbinian Steinberger 17.08.1851.
First winter ascent by W.A. Baillie-Grohmann, P. Goeder, A. Kerer & K. Gorgasser 02.01.1875.
There is abundance of routes on the Grossglockner ranging from moderate normal routes to extreme ice and mixed routes. In the following some selected routes are introduced. Difficulty grades and times are based on End & Peterkas's guidebook and other sources and are for reference only. The actual time needed to complete the route is highly individual and depended on conditions. Note that warm conditions during the last years have made the ice routes typically more difficult and dangerous (stone fall). The number in parenthesis refers to route description in End & Peterkas's guidebook.
Photoshop for levels, colors and resize. From film Fujichrome SENSIA 100.
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- [2006-07-06 13:42]
A truely amazing photo, Angelo. It looks like some of it is melting as we speak. Very good POV, too. I also like the cloud that coveres the peak to the right...just gives you an better impression how high this really is.
Very well done. TFS
- [2006-07-06 14:22]
well composed shot with great POV and framing,
It seems as though the snow is bidding farewell, till it re-appears :)
I love and climb glaciers of all kind, always great to see one! Thank you!
- [2006-07-06 14:51]
I have walked on that glacier so it is lovely to see such a lovely view of the mountain with it's glacier.
this is a very nice landscape. Great framing, sharpness and great POV too. This is a very nice composition. Thank you for sharing.
a wonderful shot, I like this motive.
Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
foto provocatoria, non cadiamo nel tranello. Due punti e mosca.
- [2006-07-07 9:41]
really stunning. the vastness comes across really well.