Watzespitze

The Watzespitze or Waze (3,533m) is the highest mountain in the Kaunergrat group of the Ötztal Alps. It is located in Tyrol, Austria. The mountain has two summits, the main summit and the south summit at 3,503m. It is located between the valleys of Kaunertal in the east and Pitztal in the west. The mountain is a challenging climb due to its hanging glaciers and steep ridges.[1]

Watzespitze
WatzespitzeFromE.jpg
Watzespitze from the East
Highest point
Elevation3,533 m (11,591 ft)
Prominence491 m (1,611 ft)
Parent peakHochvernagtspitze (Wildspitze)
Isolation12.1 km (7.5 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingAlpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates46°59′22″N 10°47′44″E / 46.98944°N 10.79556°E / 46.98944; 10.79556Coordinates: 46°59′22″N 10°47′44″E / 46.98944°N 10.79556°E / 46.98944; 10.79556
Geography
Watzespitze is located in Austria
Watzespitze
Watzespitze
Austria
LocationTyrol, Austria
Parent rangeÖtztal Alps
Climbing
First ascent29 Sep 1869 by Alois Ennemoser
Easiest routeEast glacier route from the Kaunergrat Hütte (UIAA-II)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Watzespitze : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost".
 
Watzespitze as seen from the west from the Glockturm ridge
 
Watzespitze from the northeast, with the Kaunergrathütte