Trettachspitze

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Trettachspitze
Trettachspitze.jpg
The Trettachspitze from the north
Highest point
Elevation2595m
Prominence145 m ↓ Trettachscharte → Mädelegabel
Isolation0.4 km → Mädelegabel
Geography
Trettachspitze is located in Alps
Trettachspitze
Trettachspitze
Parent rangeCentral ridge, Allgäu Alps
Geology
Mountain typeDolomite
Climbing
First ascent1855 by Urban, Alois and Mathias Jochum

The Trettachspitze is a mountain in the Allgäu Alps in Germany. It is made of Dolomite and is 2,595 metres (8,514 ft) high [1]. It is one of the best-known mountains in the Allgäu Alps.

It is the only high rocky mountain in the Allgäu Alps that is completely in Germany. With the Mädelegabel (2,645 metres, 8,678 feet) and the Hochfrottspitze (2,649 metres, 8,691 feet) it forms the famous threesome of mountains on the main ridge of the Allgäu Alps. It is found north of the Mädelegabel. It was first climbed in 1855 by 3 brothers, Urban, Alois and Mathias Jochum.

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Additional reading[change | change source]

  • Ernst Enzenperger: Die Gruppe der Mädelegabel, München, Jos. Köselsche Buchhandlung, 1909
  • Meineke, Stefan (1998). Allgäu-Kletterführer (in German). ISBN 3931982084.
  • Thaddäus, Steiner (2007). Allgäuer Bergnamen (in German) (3rd ed.). Fink Kunstverlag Josef. ISBN 9783898703895.
  • Thaddäus Steiner: Die Flurnamen der Gemeinde Oberstdorf im Allgäu, München, Selbstverlag des Verbandes für Flurnamenforschung in Bayern, 1972
  • Thaddäus Steiner: Hieß die Trettachspitze einst Giis(t)kopf in Unser Oberstdorf, Blätter zur Oberstdorfer Heimatgeschichte. Heft 9/1986, S. 68.
  • Seibert, Dieter (2004). Allgäuer Alpen und Ammergauer Alpen alpin (in German). ISBN 3763311262.
  • Alpenvereinskarte 1:25.000, Blatt 2/1, Allgäuer- Lechtaler Alpen, West

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