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Hochkalter (2.607 m) über Blaueis - Hochtour in Bayern

· 2 reviews · Alpine tour · Nationalpark Berchtesgaden
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  • Übersichtsbild Blaueis - Hochtour auf den Hochkalter - Topo
    / Übersichtsbild Blaueis - Hochtour auf den Hochkalter - Topo
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  • / Hochkalter (2.607 m) über Blaueis - Topo
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  • / Der Blick zurück, kurz nach der Blaueishütte.
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  • / Wegweiser zum Gletscher.
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  • / Wir befinden uns im ewigen Schatten - die Blaueishütte ist in der Sonne.
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  • / Mit Steigeisen den sehr steilen Gletscher aufwärts.
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  • / Schöner Fels und ein neues Stahlseil.
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  • / Gipfelkreuz der Blaueisspitze hoch über dem Berchtesgadener Talkessel.
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  • / Gipfelpanorama von der Blaueisspitze (2481 m)
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  • / Steinmann auf der Blaueisspitze mit Hochkalter im Hintergrund.
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  • / Das einfache, aber dennoch schöne Gipfelkreuz auf dem Hochkalter.
    Photo: Stefan Stadler, DAV Sektion Teisendorf
  • / Gipfelselfie Stefan Stadler auf dem Hochkalter.
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  • / Abstieg vom Hochkalter.
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  • / Es kommen noch zwei Bergsteiger über den Blaueisgletscher.
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  • / An der Hocheisspitze sind schön die Schichtungen der Kalkalpen zu sehen.
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  • / Aussicht und Genuss an der Schärtenalm.
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  • / Spiegelung am Hintersee.
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difficult
Distance 5.6 km
6:00 h
1,100 m
1,100 m
2,607 m
1,651 m

Author’s recommendation

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Author
Stefan Stadler 
Update: October 27, 2020
Difficulty
II, 40°, PD difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Hochkalter, 2,607 m
Lowest point
Blaueishütte, 1,651 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW
Belay stations
with bolts
First ascent
unbekannt

Rest Stop

Blaueishütte

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Blaueishütte (1,652 m)
Coordinates:
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DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Blaueishütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Leichte Hochtouren in den Alpen von Markus und Janina Meier im Bruckmann Verlag erschienen und versandkostenfrei erhältlich bei freytag & berndt.

Author’s map recommendations

Alpenvereinskarte Bayerische Alpen BY 21 Nationalpark Berchtesgaden - Watzmann 1:25000 ; zu bestellen im Internet Store von freytag & berndt.

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • 35-45 liter rucksack  (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Hiking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Alpine Routes

  • B2 or B3 mountaineering boots
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Ice axes (basic or technical with hammer and adze as required)
  • C2-C3 crampons with anti-balling plates (as required by route and to match boots)  
  • Single rope
  • Half ropes
  • Twin ropes
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  • Set of nuts
  • Double set of nuts
  • Small nuts
  • Medium nuts
  • Large nuts
  • Nut tool
  • Tricam(s)
  • Ball nut(s)
  • (Active) Camming device(s) for wider cracks such as the Gipsy
  • Hexentric(s)
  • Progress capture pulley(s) such as the Petzl Traxion
  • Micro ascender(s) such as the Petzl TiBloc
  • Pitons and hammer
  • Set of ice screws
  • Short ice screws
  • Medium ice screws
  • Long ice screws
  • V-Thread tool
  • 2x Harness tool holder such as the Ice Clipper or Caritool
  • Quickdraws
  • Locking device

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Mario Dalmolin  · July 27, 2021 · Community
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Rating

5.0
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Claire P.G 
December 02, 2021 · Community
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Jan Birkholz 
September 13, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 04, 2021

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Difficulty
II, 40°, PD difficult
Distance
5.6 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,100 m
Descent
1,100 m
Highest point
2,607 m
Lowest point
1,651 m
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