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Watzespitze from the east, from the ascent path to the Kaunergrathütte

Watzespitze from the east, from the ascent path to the Kaunergrathütte

height 3532  m above sea level A.
location Tyrol , Austria
Mountains Ötztal Alps
Dominance 12.1 km →  Hochvernagtspitze
Notch height 488 m ↓  Ölgrubenjoch
Coordinates 46 ° 59 '22 "  N , 10 ° 47' 52"  E Coordinates: 46 ° 59 '22 "  N , 10 ° 47' 52"  E
Watzespitze (Tyrol)
First ascent September 29, 1869 by Alois Ennemoser

The Watzespitze (also called Watze or Waze ) is 3532  m above sea level. A. the highest mountain on the Kaunergrat in the Ötztal Alps . The distinctive double summit (south summit 3501  m ) rises steeply above the southern Madatschjoch and impresses with its torn hanging glaciers , steep ridges and walls.

All routes on this mountain are serious alpine endeavors. The starting point is usually the Kaunergrathütte . In addition to the glacier trail, which is no longer recommended in the summer due to the fact that it has been faded , the easiest route today leads over the east ridge without glaciers. However, this route has climbing difficulties up to III + or IV (ZS +).

Watzespitze seen from the Glockturmkamm , in the foreground the Madatschkopf

Individual evidence

  1. Clem Clements, Jonathan de Ferranti, Eberhard Jurgalski , Mark Trengove: The 3000 m SUMMITS of AUSTRIA - 242 peaks with at least 150 m of prominence , October 2011, p. 8.
  2. Federal Office for Metrology and Surveying Austria: Watzespitze on the Austrian Map online (Austrian map 1: 50,000) .
  3. R. Goedeke: 3000er in the Northern Alps , see also literature


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