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Hohes Licht

Coordinates: 47°16′50″N 10°16′34″E / 47.28056°N 10.27611°E / 47.28056; 10.27611
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Hohes Licht
The Hohes Licht seen from the Rappenseekopf
Highest point
Elevation2,651 m (AA) (8,698 ft)
Prominence678 m ↓ Mädelejoch
Isolation7.0 km → Großer Krottenkopf
Coordinates47°16′50″N 10°16′34″E / 47.28056°N 10.27611°E / 47.28056; 10.27611
Hohes Licht is located in Austria
Hohes Licht
Hohes Licht
Parent rangeCentral crest of Allgäu Alps
Mountain typeRock
Type of rockLimestone of the Main Dolomite and Limestone of the Main Dolomite
First ascent1854 as part of a cartological survey

The Hohes Licht is a mountain in the Allgäu Alps. It is 2,651 metres (8,698 ft) high. It is the second highest in the Allgäu range after the Großer Krottenkopf. The summit is in Tyrol, Austria.

Hohes Licht is 14km south of Oberstdorf. It was first climbed in 1854, and a "survey signal" was left on top for triangulation. On 6 August 1869 it was first climbed for leisure purposes by Hermann von Barth. When he arrived the signal was still there.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Anton Spiehler in Eduard Richter: Erschliessung der Ostalpen, Ist Vol., Berlin, 1893, pp. 62 ff.