Mountaineering (hiking and climbing up mountains)

Over the years, I've made it to the top of a few mountains. While I don't consider myself a seasoned mountain climber and most of my ascents have been on regular non-technical routes, I've still made it to the top of a few peaks that were quite challenging to me. As priorities of my various hobbies and life goals shifted over time, this list is not as comprehensive as I'd like it to be. Living at least 500km from the Alps and having a freelance job that eats up most weekends also doesn't help. Maybe I'll make it up a few more mountain tops in future years.

2016

DateMountainLocationElevationTravelog / Description
16/Sep/2016Na GruagaicheanScotland / United Kingdom1.056mMamores VK race (5km distance, 1018m elevation change, 1:12:31)
27/Aug/2016HabichtAustria3.277m7.8km/717Hm approach on bike, then +-50 min (3.5km, 600Hm) to Innsbrucker Hütte and +- 2 hours (2.4km, 850Hm) to the top. Back down the same way (1h55 on foot, 15min on bike).

2014

DateMountainLocationElevationTravelog / Description
19/Sep/2014Ben NevisScotland1.344mAscent from Ben Nevis Inn in 2h01, descent in 1h42.
25/Jun/2014SchwarzkoglAustria3.018m
25/Jun/2014RotkogelAustria2.947m

2013

DateMountainLocationElevationTravelog / Description
18/Jul/2013 SerlesAustria (Stubaital)2.717m1800m elevation change for the climb (3:00 from Neder, 2:40 from Kampl trailhead) via Wildeben on the west side. 15km total.
16/Jul/2013Hoher Burgstall
Niederer Burgstall
Austria (Stubaital)2.611m
2.436m
Ascent to Hoher Burgstall (Oberer Burgstall) from the valley floor (1800m climb) in 2:45. Descent via Niederer Burgstall. 20.5km for the day.
15/Jul/2013Zwölferspitze
(Secondary summit)
Austria (Stubaital)2.562mAscent from valley floor (Neder) via Pinnistal, past Elferspitze on normal route. Scramble from Zwölfernieder to the summit required some easy climbing (UIAA II). Return via panorama trail and cable car. 19km for the day, 1900m ascent, 1100m descent.
14/Jul/2013Elferspitze
(Östlicher Elferturm)
Austria (Stubaital)2.499mAscent from valley floor (Neder) via Pinnistal. Climb via Nordwand Klettersteig (rated "difficult", "C/D"). 22km for the day, 1650m elevation gain and loss.

2012

DateMountainLocationElevationTravelog
25/Feb/2012Atalaya de FemesSpain (Lanzarote)1,995ft (608m)

2011

DateMountainLocationElevationTravelog
02/Nov/2011FeldbergGermany4,898ft (1.493m)
17/Jul/2011Piz BoeItaly10,341ft (3.152m)
02/Jun/2011AugstenbergLiechtenstein7,739ft (2.359m)
30/May/2011KramerspitzGermany6,512ft (1.985m)

2010

DateMountainLocationElevationTravelog
31/Dec/2010LaberGermany5,538ft (1.688m)
04/Nov/2010Pico de Jandia (Fuerteventura highpoint)Spain (Fuerteventura)2,648ft (807m)
06/Aug/2010Mont Blanc (Standard route)France15,776ft (4.808m)
04/Aug/2010Aiguille du TourFrance11,614ft (3.540m)
24/Jun/2010SoiernspitzeGermany (Karwendel)7,405ft (2.257m)

2008

DateMountainLocationElevationTravelog
25/Sep/2008Mount Whitney (Standard route)California, USA14,505ft (4.421 m)Day 1, Day 2
23/Sep/2008Mount DanaCalifornia, USA13,057ft (3.979m)Travelog
21/Sep/2008Half DomeCalifornia, USA8,842ft (2.695m)Travelog
21/Aug/2008Zugspitze (Höllental route) (Germany Highpoint)Germany9,718ft (2.962m)Travelog
21/Feb/2008Wildrose PeakCalifornia, USA9,064ft (2.763m)Travelog
19/Feb/2008Teutonia PeakCalifornia, USA5,755ft (1.754m)Travelog

2007

DateMountainLocationElevationTravelog
27/Oct/2007Half Dome (attempt)California, USA8,842ft (2.695m)Travelog

2006

DateMountainLocationElevationTravelog
11/Mar/2006Guadalupe Peak (Texas highpoint)Texas, USA8,751 ft (2.667m)Travelog

2004

DateMountainLocationElevationTravelog
11/Aug/2004Wheeler Peak (attempt)Nevada, USA13,065ft (3.982m)Travelog

2003

DateMountainLocationElevationTravelog
06/Sep/2003Half Dome (attempt)California, USA8,842ft (2.695m)Travelog

2002

DateMountainLocationElevationTravelog
30/Oct/2002Telescope PeakCalifornia, USA11,043ft (3.366m)Travelog

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