At an elevation of 3,510.1 m (11,516 ft.), and with a prominence of 997.9 m (3,274 ft.), Hoher Hochfeiler, or Gran Pilastro, forms part of the Western Tauern Alps. It is situated in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, in the province of South Tyrol, Italy.
This is the highest mountain in the Zillertal Alps. The Hochfeiler presents quite an imposing profile, particularly from the side that overlooks Austria, where it seems to fall in a sheer wall. The degree of difficulty for climbing this mountain is fairly high, and average hikers may be pushed to their limits while climbing it. The climb is made more hazardous due to the presence of snow and ice. The best time to climb this mountain is between the months of July and September.
There is a spectacular mountain hut, also named Gran Pilastro, at 2,710 m where you can rest and enjoy the amenities of the hut. A wooden cross is installed on the summit, which indicates that you have reached your destination. Hooray!
There's a difficult alpine trail (T6) leading to the summit.
The nearest mountain hut is Hochfeilerhütte located 1 843m/6 046ft WSW of the summit.
By elevation Hochfeiler is
# 11 out of 3311 in the Western Tauern Alps # 33 out of 23502 in Austria # 41 out of 3872 in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol # 26 out of 2178 in South Tyrol # 32 out of 5947 in Tyrol # 1 out of 885 in Bezirk Schwaz # 1 out of 802 in the Zillertal Alps
By prominence Hochfeiler is
# 6 out of 3311 in the Western Tauern Alps # 53 out of 23502 in Austria # 97 out of 42694 in Italy # 23 out of 3872 in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol # 8 out of 2178 in South Tyrol # 20 out of 5947 in Tyrol # 6 out of 885 in Bezirk Schwaz # 2 out of 802 in the Zillertal Alps
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