Oft fragt man sich ja, woher eigentlich die ganzen Bergnamen kommen. Mal gebietet es die Lage, mal die Form, mal eine überlieferte Sage. Es gibt jedoch auch Berge, deren Namensgeschichte man lieber gar nicht hören möchte. Schonmal vom Kotzen, dem Großen Hundstod oder dem Bösen Weibl gehört? Das sind noch die harmlosen. Unsere Vermutung ist, dass die schlauen Namensgeber so andere Menschen von der Besteigung ihrer Lieblingsberge abhalten wollten. Schön sind sie nämlich alle, egal wie seltsam der Name ist.
The Aiguille du Croissant is a pre-summit of the Grand Combin de Grafeneire. Both are located in the Grand Combin, a highly reverberated massif in the western Pennine Alps. Very experienced alpinists can climb the Grand Combin de Grafeneire with suitable equipment (crampons, snowshoes, pimples, possibly skis).
Those who reach the summit at sunrise will not only have an impressive view of the crispy croissant and the snow-covered summit sea, but also the best snow qualities for the descent.
"Bschießer", or Tyrolean also "Bscheißer" means that on the mountain with "downing" avalanches or scree is to be expected. Whoever climbs this mountain, believes so too, at the sight of the rugged southern flank.
But not only here is the terrain steep, also the marked trails to the summit require surefootedness and fitness while you follow the serpentine. Once at the top you can let your gaze wander over the Tannheimer mountains and the Allgäuer high alps.
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About the puke, a surprisingly lonely mountain, leads the puke Rundwanderweg, including the - how could it be otherwise - Kotzenalm. The paths are little committed and mostly unmarked, sometimes very difficult or impossible to find. What spurs on the adventurer's nerve of the one, the other finds the K ***** - boring is an ascent at least not.
A popular high tour with great views to all sides. At 3480m, the Große Möseler, or Mösele, is the second highest mountain in the Zillertal Alps.
Very popular is the moderate ascent from the north, possibly with an overnight stay in the beautiful Furtschaglhaus (reservation recommended). This path has everything that makes the mountaineer's heart beat faster: a long climb past a reservoir, a glacier walk, short steep ice passages and easy climbing. A glacier equipment (rope, crampons, ice axes), helmet and alpine mountain experience are recommended.
From the south, the Große Möseler can climb almost ice-free in summer, here the trail leads over the Chemnitz hut.
And the name, well. Anyone who makes an appointment here for a first date will definitely get props from me :)
The Hochunnütz (2075 m) forms together with the Hinterunnütz (2007 m) and the Vorderunnütz (2078 m) the massif Unnütze. A nice tour is the crossing of Aachenkirch to Steinberg, but only for sure-footed and vertigo-free hikers. Above you have a fantastic view of the Achensee, the Karwendel and the Rofan mountains.
At the latest when descending on the Steinberger Kotalm one wonders who has come up with all those funny names - Wanderphilosophie at its best.
To the summit of the Great Stallion at 2156m you reach the Langmannweg, a beautiful ridge walk. Ideally, it can be combined with the little ones and the big bad stone.
Wizards will have fun naming on this trail, the rest will simply enjoy the exquisite view.
Although the name might suggest an adrenaline-boosting rise, the evil Weibl is one of the more modest 3000s - which also explains its great popularity.
From the cone-shaped summit you have a fantastic view of the Grossglockner and the Schober group. The climb leads on beautiful mountain trails on beautiful alpine meadows, just before the summit, it goes over scree and block.
Anyone who appreciates loneliness on the mountain will have his pleasure here. As the highest peak in the vicinity, the Schrotthorn of 2590m offers a great view and a 13m high wooden cross. The ascent is easy and marked, it leads over beautiful Alpine meadows and partly rugged terrain. You can start in Durnholz or Schalders, where the paths meet you get over the Schalderer Scharte to the summit.
How the mountain in the Sarntaler Alps came to its unusual name is uncertain, perhaps in the hope to keep it as beautiful as it is lonely.
It should be sure-footed and free from giddiness, who plans the long mountain tour with a steep ascent over the rugged summit flank. The path is marked and leads up the mountain from the south at the Ingolstadt house.
The Große Hundstod is with 2593m the main summit of the Steinerne Meer and lies on the German-Austrian border. From the top you have on beautiful days an impressive panoramic view.
According to the Watzmannsage, a cruel king ruled the area and one day he was cursed and turned to stone. His dogs are said to have crashed during the big dog death.
El Misti is an active volcano in Peru. The ascent of the 5822m high summit is considered technically easy. An ascent is nevertheless exhausting, as you walk on loose parts over volcanic ash and the body has to acclimatize at the same time. From the top you have an overwhelming view to the salt lakes near Cacahuasi.The summit is free of snow all year round, only in the winter months you occasionally need crampons for the ascent. In the crater smoke columns can be seen in some places, but the last major eruption was in 1784.