Wildspitze – Hiking in Austria / Vent near Sölden

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Last weekend of July we travelled down to Austria / Vent near Sölden to climb up to the Wildspitze, which is the highest mountain of Tirol.

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So we slowly started at Vent to hike to the Breslauer Hütte. Vent is located at a sea level around 1.850 m, so the way up to the Breslauer Hütte (2.890 m) was an easy climb up. 1.000 m without any snow isn’t a challenge…

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So finally after 2:20 hrs we arrived at the Breslauer Hütte with a wonderful view…

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Sunset in the mountains:

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So sitting outside during sunset and having a beer, what else do you need?

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After an evening meal we had a very short night, cause we had to get up at 4:30 in the morning to get an incredible early breakfast and started at 6:00 to climb up the next 1.000 m – the more advanced climb of the weekend…

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So, a heavy backpack, consisting of cameras, lenses, crampons, ice axes, carabiner, rope, helmets, gloves, jackets, … at the end something about 22 kg – heavy for a 45° degree ice climb.

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As you can probably see, after the ice climb we straight went into the via ferrata which means you don’t have any chance to get rid of you crampons – you need to keep them at your feets and climb up with the through the via ferrata up to the top, using you rope and your Y-rope where possible…

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So thanks Ronny, who was our guide this weekend for leading us safely. He was really experienced and had a lot of patience with us 🙂

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As this part of the day was completely above 3.000 m (Wildspitze is at 3.770 m) everything you do, is really exhausting; people move like in a slow motion movie

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Via ferrata way back down, which is even more difficult compared to way up. Trust me 🙂

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Finally we all came back down to „the earth“ in Vent, some more less hurt, but all in a good mood, ready for a relaxing evening in nice Sölden. Very nice weekend, thanks to the group and Ronny for this incredible weekend 🙂

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