Grossglockner (3798 m), the highest peak of Austria, seen from Grossvenediger.

 

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Grossglockner (3798 m – right) and Glocknerwand (3721 m – left) seen from Grossvenediger

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Grossglockner

 

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Hohe Tauern; Grossglockner seen from normal Stüdlhütte route
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A short brake on the Kodnitz glacier.

 

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At the base of the pyramid. Grossglockner under a veil of mist.

 

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Admiring the sunset from Adlersruhe hut (3454 m)

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Climbing on the ridge of Klein Glockner

 

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On the narrow ridge of Kleinglockner

 

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After crossing the entire ridge of Kleinglockner, we had to go down a bit to the small saddle that divides the Grossglockner from the Kleinglockner, called Obere Glocknerscharte. This short descent is a a drop of about 15 meters very well equiped with iron chain. The saddle is actualy a snow ridge with a length of about 8 meters and very narrow, just a few inches. This is the point where everybody loses a lot of time because the traverse must be done one by one.We’ve been obstructed almost 2 hours near that small and narrow saddle between Klein and Grossglockner, the highest col in Austria, at 3766 m altitude. This is the col as you look from above the drop.
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A total mess on that saddle, a traffic jam in its purest form. Parties going up, parties going down, some of them messing with the ropes of the others. As Cecil Davies said in his book Mountain Walking in Austria, the queue on Kleinglockner is an image of a supermarket check-out.

 

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The tongue of Pasterze Glacier seen from Kleinglockner( 3770 m )Looking down at the bottom of the valley where Pasterze glacier moves slowly, on the north-east face of Grossglockner. Pasterze is the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps, approximately 8 km legth.

 

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Hohe Tauern; Traffic jam on Grossglockner

 

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Grossglockner. Hordes of climbers

 

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Hohe Tauern; Klein Glockner and the tongue of the Pasterze glacier seen from the top of Grossglockner.

 

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The view towards Glocknerwand (3721 m alt.) is amazing – so wild and remote. Its east face is marked by the long line of a bergschrund – a crevasse at the upper end of a mountain glacier that separates the moving ice of the glacier from the stagnant ice above.

 

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Grossglockner. Descending on Klein Glockner

 

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Descending on Teischnitz valley

 

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Grossglockner. Teischnitz glacier

 

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Hohe Tauern. Witnessing geomorphology onTeishnitz valley.


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Hohe Tauern. Cascades in Teischnitz valley

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Hohe Tauern. Grossglockner (3798 m, right) and Glocknerwand (3721 m, left)

 

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Hohe Tauern; Teischnitz Valley ( south-west of Grossglockner ) and Grossglockner( 3798 m )

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