A weekend below Wildspitze

Wildspitze is the highest mountain in the Ötztaler Alps, but also an evident aim for a small weekend trip, as the area is easily reached by the ropeway from Mittelberg. The intention was originally to be only two guys on this small trip, but as the rumour spread in the Mountain Club, that it was possible to go to Austria instead of Kullen, our local crag, for the weekend, we ended up being six guys heading for Wildspitze at the end of September 2000. Locally weather had been pretty bad the week up to our departure, but just as we reached Mittelbergferner and prepared for the ascent to our propsed campsite, it stopped snowing, and we were able to ascent in fairly dry conditions.