Beside the normal route there are a number of attractive alternative routes to the Wildspitze summit. One is the climb through the north face. The ice tour through the Wildspitze north face is a perfect adventure for advanced mountaineers who have already made first experiences in steep ice.
Price applies for 1 person.
For mountaineers who are in good shape and have already made first experiences in steep ice climbing we offer the Wildspitze north face as a route to the summit.
We take the Gletscherexpress underground for conquering the first 1,000m of altitude gain up to an altitude of 2,840m. From there we continue by foot across a pathless terrain of moraines, to the Mittelberg glacier and to the Mittelbergjoch (3,166m). At the col of Mittelbergjoch we already see the white snow pyramide of the northern summit with its north face.
First we descent 90 vertical metres to the Taschach glacier. We rope up and go in southern direction. We ascend the first 500 vertical metres until we reach the bottom of the north face. Then we start to climb the north face as a rope team. The face has a steepness of about 50-60°. We follow the face straight to the northern summit of the Wildspitze. Then we traverse to the southern summit with the beautiful summit cross.
Descent via the normal route or the north west ridge to the Glacier Express.
FITNESS: fitness for 9 h and up to 1200 m vertical metres up and down.
TECHNIQUE: prior knowldege in steep ice climbing (50°), climbing in grade UIAA I+, no fear of heights