/ Ice/mixed in & around Austrian Tyrol
So it looks like I will be staying in a place called 'See' in the Austrian Tyrol for about 3 weeks from Feb 12 on. I know nothing about the area but am very keen to get to know a new place and see what ice & mixed climbing is on offer. I'm sure there's tons but we maybe just don't hear about it. The Dolomites are about 3.5hrs away so that's on my radar. It's also about 1hr from Innsbruck.
If anyone has any suggestions for areas that would be worth checking out then I'd be glad to hear of them. Multipitch ice/mixed routes would be my preference but any info, even general, would be very welcome.
Also I will be looking for partners during this time so if the idea appeals to anyone then get in touch. Also be open to going to places like Kanderstag for a few days.
If you are talking about the place in the Inn valley near Landeck, the Ötztal will be your best bet.
there is also some ice climbing in the valley next to See, but the Ötztal is not far (20km or so to Ötz) and offers quite a bit more. There was an article about the area on here a few months ago,
Pitztal has plenty to go at as well and is inbetween Otztal and See. Again see the climbers paradise site for topos etc.
Now I’ve checked where it is - yeah, there’s loads of pretty impressive ice climbing round there. Get a copy of Mario Sertori’s Alpine Ice - a few areas included there. Beat Kammerlander’s stomping ground!
Thanks everyone this is very helpful & very exciting.
All I need now it seems, is a partner.
There's an article about Austrian water ice in a Klettern mag I picked up at xmas - does anyone want me to scan it for them? Topos for half a dozen locations if memory serves me correctly.
I had planned to be in that area around that time, but unfortunately job pressure forced me to postpone for the moment. Hope there is some ice left when I am free again!
OK. Will be tomorrow.
I would also appreciate a copy if you are at it anyway!
That would be great thanks
If you don't mind I'd like a copy as well.
Fill yer boots people https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uikdJbghIp4MqCx71aiDeerz2B33WTPw
Some pics are duplicated for quality reasons and it was easier to upload all.
You might find some useful inormation here (when you zoom in, you'll se the icefalls on the map in the roght column):
We,ve just come back from a week climbing in Otztal and Pitztal, we mainly relied on the Climbers Paradise app to get GPS positions for parking spots and crag locations. Heavy snowfall last weekend meant some parking spots were unavailable, and easier angled routes were snow covered, we also had to break trail a few times which was really hard work. In addition to CP I'd recommend you try and get hold of the 2005 Eisklettern in Tirol guide as there are routes in there not on CP and vice versa. My mate Chris has been updating the UKC logbook for the area.
There is also a new guide that's just come out I think http://www.bergsteigen.com/shop/eiskletterfuehrer-tirol
Toerag's info is for the area further east in the Hohe Tauern which may be a 1.5-2 hours drive, looks good though.
Pm me for more info about what we did, if needed.
Still looking for a partner If anyone fancies it. Arriving Sunday & plan to be in the area for 3 weeks. Also open to driving a bit to Dolomites or Kanderstag.
Ice, Alpine or Mixed. Not too fussed about what we do initially just keen to get out and explore the areas.
Just got back from a brilliant week's ice climbing with Jagged Globe based in Imst. Loads of stuff around in Oztal and Pitztal. The new guide is on sale in the climber's bookshop in Innsbruck, saw it in the window today. A few pics on my Facebook page which I think you can see
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