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The Ankogel Group (German: Ankogelgruppe) is a sub-group of the Central Eastern Alps. Together with the Goldberg Group, the Glockner Group, the Schober Group, the Kreuzeck Group, the Granatspitze Group, the Venediger Group, the Villgraten Mountains and the Rieserferner Group it forms the mountain range of the Hohe Tauern (High Tauern).

Ankogel Group
Seebachtal Talschluss - Lassacher Winkel.jpg
Seebach Valley near Mallnitz with Hochalmspitze
Highest point
PeakHochalmspitze
Elevation3,360 m above sea level (AA)
Geography
Ankogel Group is located in Alps
Ankogel Group
Location within the Eastern Alps
CountryAustria
StatesCarinthia and Salzburg
Range coordinates47°00′57″N 13°19′17″E / 47.01583°N 13.32139°E / 47.01583; 13.32139Coordinates: 47°00′57″N 13°19′17″E / 47.01583°N 13.32139°E / 47.01583; 13.32139
Parent rangeWestern Tauern Alps
Hohe Tauern

The Ankogel Group is located in the Austrian federal states of Salzburg and Carinthia. Its highest peak is the Hochalmspitze, 3,360 m (AA) (11,020 ft).

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GeographyEdit

The Ankogel Group is the easternmost mountain group of the High Tauern and lies on the main chain of the Alps. The Lower Tauern begin further east. The range gets its name from the Ankogel mountain. 3,252 m (10,669 ft).

The Ankogel Group can be further divided into the sub-groups of the Ankogel Massif, the Hochalmspitze Group, the Hafner Group and the Reißeck Group south of the Möll Valley. It comprises the picturesque Maltatal ("valley of falling waters") with the Fallbach Waterfall and the Kölnbrein Dam.

Neighbouring rangesEdit

The Ankogel Group borders on the following other mountain ranges in the Eastern Alps:

(both also part of the High Tauern)

part of the Southern Limestone Alps.

PeaksEdit

All the named three-thousanders in the Ankogel Group:[1]

  • Hochalmspitze 3,360 m above sea level (AA)
  • Großelendkopf 3,317 m above sea level (AA)
  • Großer Ankogel 3,252 m above sea level (AA)
  • Jochspitze 3,179 m above sea level (AA)
  • Schwarzkopf 3,171 m above sea level (AA)
  • Zsigmondyspitze 3,152 m above sea level (AA)
  • Preimlspitz 3,133 m above sea level (AA)
  • Steinerne Mandln 3,125 m above sea level (AA)
  • Winkelspitz 3,112 m above sea level (AA)
  • Oberlercherspitze 3,107 m above sea level (AA)
  • Kordonspitze 3,102 m above sea level (AA)
  • Kleiner Ankogel 3,096 m above sea level (AA)
  • Säuleck 3,086 m above sea level (AA)
  • Großer Hafner 3,076 m above sea level (AA)
  • Elendköpfe 3,070 m above sea level (AA)
  • Großer Sonnblick 3,030 m above sea level (AA)
  • Lanischeck 3,024 m above sea level (AA)
  • Kleiner Hafner 3,018 m above sea level (AA)
  • Schneewinkelspitze 3,016 m above sea level (AA)
  • Tischlerkarkopf 3,004 m above sea level (AA)
  • Tischlerspitze 3,002 m above sea level (AA)
  • Grubenkarkopf 3,001 m above sea level (AA)
  • Mittlerer Sonnblick 3,000 m above sea level (AA)
Panorama view from Ankogel

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Liselotte Buchenauer, Peter Holl: Alpenvereinsführer Ankogel- und Goldberggruppe. Bergverlag Rudolf Rother, Munich, 1986. ISBN 3-7633-1247-1

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ankogel Group at Wikimedia Commons