|Elevation||3,507 m (11,506 ft) |
|Prominence||1,033 m (3,389 ft) |
|Isolation||19.5 kilometres (12.1 mi)|
|Parent range||Stubai Alps|
|First ascent||1863 by Joseph Anton Specht and Alois Tanzer|
On the mountain's north face the huge Sulzenauferner glacier falls 1,000m from its summit, resembling an icefall which looks unclimbable without ladders. It is the views of this great glacier which give Zuckerhütl its name. On its south face a 500m high cliff drops down from the summit.
The summit was first reached by the pioneering German alpinist Joseph Anton Specht in 1862. Specht was a founder member of the German Alpine Club. It is now a very popular destination due to it being the highest mountain of the Stubai Alps and because of the view from the summit, which takes in all the major peaks of the Stubai Alps, the Ötztal Alps, the Zillertal Alps and the Ortler Alps. The normal route is along the east ridge.
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