The Hocheisspitze is a 2,523 m high mountain in the Berchtesgaden Alps, over which the border between Germany and Austria runs. It is also the highest mountain in the eponymous Hocheis Group that belongs to the Hochkalter Massif.
The first reported ascent of the Hocheisspitze was by Hermann von Barth on 6 September 1868, although it is suspected that the mountain had been climbed much earlier.
The unmarked normal route runs over the Hocheis Cirque (Hocheiskar) up to the summit from the west. The top can also be reached over the sharp ridge between the Kammerlinghorn (2,484 m) and the Hocheisspitze. However, that requires sections of UIAA grade II-III to be climbed. In winter ski mountaineers undertake ski tours of the mountain.
There's an alpine trail (T4) leading to the summit.
By elevation Hocheisspitze is
# 52 out of 8134 in Bavaria # 8 out of 172 in Nationalpark Berchtesgaden # 52 out of 37308 in Germany # 8 out of 321 in Landkreis Berchtesgadener Land # 36 out of 1048 in the Northern Salzburg Alps # 35 out of 590 in the Berchtesgaden Alps # 2 out of 46 in the Hochkalter
By prominence Hocheisspitze is
# 72 out of 8134 in Bavaria # 6 out of 172 in Nationalpark Berchtesgaden # 83 out of 37308 in Germany # 27 out of 1291 in Zell am See # 12 out of 321 in Landkreis Berchtesgadener Land # 72 out of 3018 in Salzburg # 21 out of 1048 in the Northern Salzburg Alps # 11 out of 590 in the Berchtesgaden Alps # 3 out of 46 in the Hochkalter
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