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Hochwand N.JPG
Hochwand from the north
Highest point
Elevation2,719 m (8,921 ft)
Prominence402 m (1,319 ft) [1]
Isolation1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi)
Coordinates47°36′N 11°02′E / 47.600°N 11.033°E / 47.600; 11.033Coordinates: 47°36′N 11°02′E / 47.600°N 11.033°E / 47.600; 11.033
Hochwand is located in Alps
Location in the Alps
LocationTyrol, Austria
Parent rangeMieming Range
First ascentHermann von Barth, 1873[2]

Hochwand (2,719 m) is a mountain in the Mieming Range in Tyrol, Austria.

It is most famous for its impressive north face, which tumbles for 1,300 m down into the Gaistal valley below. The normal route to the summit is from the south, where the slopes are less steep. It is a very difficult climb from all sides and much scrambling is required to reach the summit. Climbs usually begin at the village of Wildermieming.[2]


  1. ^ "Austria - Europeaklist". Mark Trengove. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Hochwand - Summitpost". summitpost.org. Retrieved 10 November 2019.