My first attempt to climb the Zugspitze

Travel time: August 2005  |  by valesca schaefer

a lazy day

The second day (tuesday) started with continuous rain. We slept in and while having breakfast the hut guard told us that the city of Garmisch-Patnekirchen had announced red alert and that we definitely shoud refrain from climbing up to the summit. The meteorologists stil expected some heavy rainfalls and the gully on the way up would then be very dangerous!
Some time later two guys shortly showed up who were on their way down from the summit, telling us that it was possible to climb but no fun. They were soaked...

In the afternoon the rain diminished and we decided to have at least a short walk around the hut.

dismal prospects...

dismal prospects...

Wiener-Neustaedter hut above the Eibsee

Wiener-Neustaedter hut above the Eibsee

Down in the valley one could see all the flooded areas so it was no surprise to hear that all roads leaving Ehrwald were closed due to water and mudflows.
Even if we would have decided to descend, we could not have left town.

Looking down at Garmisch-Patenkirchen

Looking down at Garmisch-Patenkirchen

The start of the fixed rope route to the summit

The start of the fixed rope route to the summit

When we finally went to bed after having spent most of the day inside there were nearly no magazines left I had not read...

Chamois seen from the bedroom window

Chamois seen from the bedroom window

Not only wild animals are living up there

Not only wild animals are living up there

© valesca schaefer, 2005
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The trip
 
Description:
My uncle Alexander had invited me to climb Germanys highest mountain with him. We had then arranged a date which turned out to be the worst we could have chosen: the whole area was flooded!
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Start of journey: Aug 22, 2005
Duration: 3 days
End of journey: Aug 24, 2005
Travelled countries: Austria
Germany
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valesca schaefer is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 16 years.
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